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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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  • Schmidt helps Nick consider his options after Nick's cousin and his wife visit to ask for a very special handout. Meanwhile, Winston goes wedding dress shopping with Cece.

  • With Jess away at jury duty, Nick transforms the loft into an air-b-n-b in an effort to fund Schmidt's upcoming bachelor party.

  • Jess is thrilled to be on jury duty, until she discovers she may be up for a work promotion. Meanwhile, Nick reaches his breaking point with Cece the slob.

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'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 4: 'No Girl'

Things are tense around with loft without Jess there to hand out advice; Nick attempts to plan a bachelor party but aims a little too high

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 3: 'Jury Duty'

Jess lands in jury duty with the attractive Daniel; Without her, the loft dissolves into fighting and chaos as Nick and CeCe butt heads.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 2: 'What About Fred'

Jess falls in love... with the parents of a total dud; Nick and Schmidt try to flex their new authority at the bar and end up ruining everything.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 1: 'Big Mama P'

Jess surprises CeCe by flying her mother in for the engagement party... there's just one big problem...

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 22: 'Clean Break'

As Coach prepares to leave for New York, his no-nonsense attitude has everyone in the loft evaluating their own sentimental attachments.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 21: 'Panty Gate'

Coach and May have a rocky start; Schmidt takes the fall for Fawn's Panty Gate.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 20: 'Par 5'

Jess pushes Fawn into bringing her along to a networking event, in a desperate bid to get computers for her school.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 19: 'The Right Thing'

Jess goes to a funeral for someone she barely knew; Schmidt's overbearing mother is in town; Winston can't bond with his new partner.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 17, 'Walk of Shame'

Empowered by their fabulous hair, Jess and CeCe make some poor life choices.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 16, 'Spiderhunt'

Schmidt sends the entire loft on a hunt to kill a spider; Jess realizes that CeCe likes someone in the loft and is determined to get the truth.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 15, 'Oregon'

Jess' father is getting married! Everyone heads to Oregon for the wedding, but where is Ryan?

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 14, 'Swuit'

Nick and Schmidt are clashing as the two struggle to throw together some business pitches for QVC; CeCe needs money to stay in school.

Series Regular Leaving 'New Girl' After This Season

Which one of the gang is moving out? Find out here!

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 13, 'Coming Out'

Jess and Ryan go public with their relationship; Nick and Schmidt fight over their different attitudes toward life.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 4, Episode 12, 'Shark'

Jess and Schmidt are on opposing sides of a campaign to end night construction when Schmidt becomes infatuated with a councilwoman; Nick and Coach panic when they realize Winston's new job puts him into real danger.

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