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This week New Girl is going “All In” with its border crossing Season 3 premiere so now is a good time to take a look back at where the sitcom left audiences last year as well as make a few educated guesses about where the comedy could be headed this season. Oh, and all with a little help from the cast. It’s a ‘recapreview!’ How adorkable. Is that still a thing?
ABC’s Happy Endings may be over, but lead Damon Wayans, Jr. has already signed on to a new project. After a few days of rumors, the actor is officially joining Fox’s New Girl to reprise a role that he initially played in the pilot. Just a few days ago, the man was in talks with the series to reprise the role, but now it seems that Wayans Jr.’s return will definitely happen this fall.
The hopes and rumors are almost true! Damon Wayans Jr. is reportedly very close to a deal to return to New Girl for a major arc in the series' upcoming third season. It's hard to imagine what New Girl would have been like, had Happy Endings been cancelled after its first season and Damon Wayans Jr. stuck around for the Fox series beyond the pilot. We'll never know, but it's safe to say that things worked out for New Girl regardless.
One of the more ratings-successful non-CBS comedies to make its way onto primetime in the last couple of years is New Girl, Elizabeth Meriwether's ensemble comedy about a group of friends living together in a loft. The second season just wrapped up on Fox last spring, and today comes word that Season 1 has become available in its entirety on Netflix.
Fox is the fourth of the five major networks to announce their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, and for the network that recently brought us American Idol, there's a lot of X Factor on the menu. Fortunately for those who aren't looking for more singing, there are some returning dramas and comedies, and some promising looking new programs joining the lineup later in September.
The awards ceremony, hosted by Parks and Recreation’s Retta, will be held on June 1, though it wasn’t stated if or where the ceremony would air. You can see a full list of the nominees below. Beyond my ever-present happiness for a Louie nod, I’m really glad Kevin Spacey’s Netflix turn on House of Cards got its due credit, as well as Tatiana Maslany, who has been outstanding in her multiple role duties on BBC America’s Orphan Black. Who are some of your favorites?
Fox announced their 2013-2014 lineup this morning, along with the planned schedule, which sets up new comedies on Tuesday nights and adds a number of other new series to the schedule, along with the returning shows. Among the new series is J.J. Abrams' sci-fi cop series Almost Human, Seth MacFarlane's new live-action comedy Dads and new animated comedy Murder Police.
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22… looking at the new photo for Taylor Swift's upcoming appearance in Fox's New Girl. The "22" singer is set to appear in the Fox comedy's second season finale, and while we don't have a lot to go on as far as who she's playing, we now have a look at her towering over Zooey Deschanel in the episode.
American Idol might be dropping in the ratings, but the show has been hardcore promoting to cover its tracks, offering extras like the new SuperVote system to keep audiences invested. This week, Fox’s singing competition program will unveil “Still Rolling” a new feature that will give TV viewers access to the moments after an Idol contestant is eliminated but the cameras are still taping.
Taylor Swift is headed to New Girl for a special guest starring role that seems sure to be a ratings bringer, for several reasons. Fox’s comedy has proven quite fond of name-dropping the musician during episodes in the past, but when Swift joins the set, she won’t be joining as herself. Instead, Swift is headed to New Girl to play a character named Elaine.
Merritt Wever is probably best known these days for her role as nurse Zoey Barkow in Showtime's Nurse Jackie, however, for some reason, I always associate her with her brief but amusing role as the over-sharing pharmacy clerk Tracey Abernathy in M. Night Shyamalan's Signs. With her subtle style of humor, Wever leaves an impression, so it's great news to hear she's set to appear in an upcoming episode of New Girl. Spoilers ahead!
The Following isn't the only Fox series to receive an early renewal. Freshman comedy The Mindy Project has also been given the thumbs up for a second season, as has Raising Hope and New Girl, which locks down the three Tuesday night comedies, and leaves room for a fourth, assuming Fox is still planning to continue airing two hours of comedies on Tuesday night (or some other night during the week).
Could Fox be eyeing a Thursday time slot in the future for New Girl and The Mindy Project? It’s hard to guess at whether it means anything, but the network will be giving the two comedies a chance to try out the new night in the near future. The first week of April will see both shows air on Thursday.
The casting of Margo Martindale as Nick's mother should have give us an indication that New Girl was aiming high with the casting for the characters' family. But news on the casting front has gotten even better, as the Fox comedy series has cast two (excellent) stand-up comedians to play more Miller family relatives.
Margo Martindale is headed to Fox to take on a special role in an episode of the sophomore comedy New Girl. Martindale is set to play Mama Miller, a Chicagoan who also happens to be Nick’s mother. Nick's group of roomies will travel all the way to the Windy City to meet Nick’s family, but they will soon learn Nick is the most reasonable and reliable member of his brood.