After what I’m referring to as Ye Olde Arrow Debacle last week, it’s clear we just can’t trust anyone these days. Have no fears this week, however, as Zooey Deschanel is here to do all the things you expect Zooey Deschanel to do.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Kaitlin Olson has joined New Girl’s cast in a recurring role for its upcoming Season 4, injecting what will no doubt be uncomfortable hilarity into an already awkward situation.
Fox announced their 2014-2015 schedule this morning, and in addition to adding some of their anticipated new series -- Gotham included -- the network has made a few notable changes to their primetime line-up, including moving one of their popular live-action comedies to Sunday night and putting a new hour-long series on Tuesday, ahead of their New Girl/Mindy Project comedy block.
Early renewals have been a bit of a thing for Fox this year, with Sleepy Hollow nabbing a second season pretty early on. We’ve got a little while before the networks start rolling out pickups and renewals in full force, but on Friday Fox opted to give us a little bit of a teaser regarding what is to come.
Fox chose to showcase two of their comedies for the coveted post-Super Bowl hour of television that typically benefits hugely from the football game lead-in. Sure enough, New Girl's "Prince" episode brought in a whopping 25.8 million viewers, which is massive, especially by comparison to the show's normal weekly viewership.
Fans of ER and Freaks and Geeks should have no trouble recognizing the face of one of New Girl’s upcoming guest stars. Linda Cardellini has signed on to play the recurring role of Jess’ sister Abby in the beloved Fox comedy. Not much about her character has been revealed, apart from the fact that she’s the lead character’s sister, and that she’s described as a “wild child.”
If you watched Tuesday night’s episode of New Girl, you saw that Damon Wayans Jr.’s character Coach made his grand return after exiting the series following the pilot episode. Hopefully, you liked Coach, because he’s here to stay, at least for this season. Though Wayans is technically listed as a guest star, he’ll be appearing in the Fox comedy regularly for the rest of the third season.
What better way to emphasize just how much things have changed for Jess and her loft-mates than by bringing Coach back? Damon Wayans Jr.’s character Coach was featured in the pilot episode of New Girl, but when ABC decided to renew Happy Endings, Wayans returned to that show, leaving a vacancy in the New Girl loft that was filled by Lamorne Morris’s Winston Bishop.
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.