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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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  • Jess meets Sam’s female best friend, Diane. Meanwhile, Nick is worried Gavin will disappoint Schmidt again and Winston is offended by a reaction to a birthday gift.

  • Jess races to make alterations to Cece’s bridal dress, while Schmidt tries to keep his “wedding workshop” a secret at work, and Nick struggles to ask Reagan to be his date to the nuptials. Meanwhile, Winston and Aly try to keep their relationship on the down-low at work.

  • Refusing to accept they've grown up, Jess and Cece abandon their low-key bachelorette party plans for the ultimate party!

  • After being emasculated in front of Cece, Schmidt demands a manly bachelor party weekend in Vegas, but the road trip doesn't go as planned.

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'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 18: 'A Chill Day In'

Things get complicated when CeCe and Jess get stoned during CeCe's bachelorette chill night in.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 17: 'Road Trip'

After being made to feel like he is not manly, Schmidt and his boys head off on a bachelor party road trip to Vegas.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 16: 'Helmet'

Jess gets a helmet that Nick once gave her stuck on her head... right before she is supposed to meet Sam's parents.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 15: 'Jeff Day'

Jess needs help from a man when a car salesman won't take her seriously, but it becomes a power struggle between Nick and Sam; Winston has a new girlfriend who is just as terrible at pranks as he is.

New Girl Renewed for Another Season

New Girl is one of the best things Fox has going in comedy department, and the network showed its gratitude by renewing the series for a sixth season.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 14: '300 Feet'

Sam hits Jess with a restraining order; Nick and Schmidt clash with a new bar in town.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 13: 'Sam Again'

Things get awkward for Jess when an old flame seems to be the only thing standing between her and her dream job.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 12: 'D-Day'

Things get... complicated... when Jess steps in to help Schmidt with the wedding planning and meets the charming Gavin.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 11: 'The Apartment'

It's the end of an era as CeCe moves out of her apartment; A new principal is making life miserable for Jess; Winston gets a new partner.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 10: 'Goosebumps Walkaway'

Jess returns on Reagan's last day at the loft, determined to track down a juror she has feelings for; Nick and Reagan avoid admitting their own feelings for one another.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 9: 'Heat Wave'

Things get extra hot between Nick and Reagan when a heat wave hits L.A., causing tension and tempers to flare.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 8: 'The Decision'

Annoyed by their indecision, Reagan tells Nick and Winston one of them can sleep with her, so long as they decide which one.

'New Girl' Recap: Season 5, Episode 7: 'Wig'

Things are still strange at the loft as Reagan's presence throws off the normal balance of the group.

'New Girl' Season 5, Episode 6: 'Reagan' Recap

After seeing a woman (who is way out of his league) in need of a place to stay, Nick invites the beautiful Reagan to live with them while she's in town; Schmidt's jealousy over CeCe begins to get out of control.

'New Girl' Season 5, Episode 5: 'Bob & Carol and Nick & Schmidt' Recap

Nick's cousin Bobby and his wife Carol come into town to ask a very big favor; With Jess gone, Winston steps in to help CeCe find her perfect wedding dress.

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