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New Girl, the new smash hit situation comedy on Fox, has already been recognized with two Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series and Best Television Actress. The plot of this screwball comedy revolves around three male roommates who are searching for a fourth. The applicant who gets the vacant room is a flighty and unique girl played by Zooey Deschanel.
Zooey Deschanel has gained notoriety in the film and television community for her expert portrayal of the classic Manic Pixie Dream Girl. This character type refers to a girl who lives in her own world and captivates the men in her life with her innocent, dreamy detachment. Jess, the character played by Deschanel, is definitely living in a dream world. Her social awkwardness and confusion about different social expectations make for several humorous moments of exasperation with her male roommates.
Her three roommates, Nick, Schmidt and Winston, are played by three great actors. Each of these male characters as a distinctive personality which, when combined, create endless funny moments. Nick is a ne'er-do-well who struggles constantly with his own poor self-esteem. The romantic tension between he and Jess is probably what is moving the series forward and attracting so many viewers. However, the comedic antics of Schmidt may also be accomplishing this feat. Schmidt is a cocky, self-absorbed, woman-crazy man who is trying desperately to hide his sensitive interior. His obsession with Jess's best friend, the gorgeous CeCe, is fuel enough for hundreds of laughs throughout the series.
The real appeal of New Girl is in the balance between tenderhearted, caring moments and outlandish comical situations. Jess's innocence and propensity for trouble create three heroic saviors out of her formerly selfish roommates. The male characters in New Girl are constantly creating that "aww" moment from viewers as they continue to comfort and care for the easily manipulated Jess.
The series began with an 11-episode run on FOX. After the first two episodes had aired to a surprisingly large audience, FOX ordered another 13 episodes for the show. The 24-episode first season was acclaimed by a wide variety of audience members. On April 9, 2012, FOX renewed New Girl for a second season.
Deschanel, the lead actress in this series, has said that she had no hesitation in accepting the role. She believes the role was created for her, and it seems that her fans and fans of the show agree.
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New Girl Full Episode Guide
Nick, Schmidt and Winston make plans for a wild weekend while Jess, Coach and Ryan are gone to a teacher's conference.
When Jess' new date comes over, Nick pretends he's gay. Cece considers a breast reduction.
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Jess and Coach attend an education conference; Ryan continues to test Jess' resolve; Coach panics about his role as an education; Winston, Schmidt and Nick have a guy's night of bonding.
Jess has yet to tell the guy she's dating that she lives with her ex; Winston is moving slowly with the neighbor girls; CeCe considers a breast reduction, to Schmidt's ultimate horror.
Winston is nearly a police officer... just a background check and a home visit stand in his way, but Jess has been hiding a secret that may ruin everything.
The loft gets a landline and Nick takes on message duty to bring him closer to Schmidt and Winston; Jess falls for a new teacher after reprimanding the school about interpersonal relationships.
Jess takes a bet that she will last a month with a guy who has a micropenis, and that she doesn't care about superficial traits like that... however, there are traits she does care about; Winston convinces Coach and Schmidt that they should model.
Jess meets her father's new love interest, and is not thrilled; Schmidt tries to win an ad account for sponges.
Jess goes on a string of bad dates after joining the dating app "Dice," and Schmidt coaches her through how to escape them; Winston is not well-liked at police academy; Nick, CeCe, and Coach get stoned for the last time.
Jess and Kat (guest star Jessica Biel) compete for the attention of the best man Ted at the final wedding of the summer.
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Show creator Liz Meriwether discusses what's in store for Jess, whether she and Nick will try again, and why it just felt wrong having the two together in season three.
Nick and Jess bring everyone along with them on a cruise they booked while they were together, and try their best to keep things from getting weird.
Jess attempts to put on a school dance, but someone out there is determined to sabotage it.
In an effort to not detract from Winston's good news, Jess and Nick decide to hide that they have broken up from their roommates.
After a long night of True American, Jess and Nick discuss the future; The boys help their hot new neighbors move in.
Schmidt gets sued and has to use Nick for legal help; Jess gets Coach a job at her school, and he encourages her to get the promotion she wants.