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Have some fun with New Girl!
Breakout comedy NEW GIRL returns for its sophomore season this fall with all-new misadventures of a hip, young schoolteacher, her three male roommates and her beautiful best friend. Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, the hit ensemble comedy already has garnered Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical for series star Zooey Deschanel, as well as a Writers Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television.
This past season, viewers were introduced to JESS (Deschanel) who, after a bad break-up, found not only a new place to live, but also a new outlook on life, when she moved into a downtown Los Angeles loft occupied by three single guys. The trio helped Jess move on with her life, as she jumped back into the dating pool, which included a courtship with a fellow teacher, a Valentine's Day one-night-stand and a May-December romance with the father of one of her students. Conversely, the upbeat and unique feminine touch that Jess brought into the loft had just as much impact on her new male roommates and changed their lives in ways they never imagined.
Among her new roommates, Jess had an instant connection with NICK (Jake Johnson), a law school dropout-turned-bartender. Nick knows he's not living up to his potential - both professionally and personally. Like Jess, he also had a tumultuous romantic year, whether it was dealing with the ex-girlfriend who broke his heart or the tough-as-nails attorney who unceremoniously dumped him, leading him to date an endless string of college-age co-eds. The most grounded of the roommates may be WINSTON (Lamorne Morris) an intensely competitive athlete who returned from playing basketball overseas, not knowing what to do next. As the season progressed, Winston not only found true love with a former booty call, but landed a dream job - albeit with a nightmare boss.
Rounding out the loft, but living in his own universe, is SCHMIDT (Max Greenfield), whose over-confidence and well-defined physique mask severe insecurities, which manifest themselves in a number of OCD-like mannerisms, false bravado and contributions to the loft's douchebag jar. Against all odds, Schmidt found himself in an adventurous affair with Jess' best friend CECE (Hannah Simone), a true knockout with a killer deadpan whom all the roommates believed was unattainable, most of all by Schmidt.
As the group's dynamic evolved, they formed a charmingly dysfunctional - or strangely functional - family. But by season's end, even more change was in the air. Nick almost moved out of the loft, and the fate of Schmidt and Cece's relationship was up in the air.
NEW GIRL is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Elizabeth Meriwether. Meriwether, Jake Kasdan ("Bad Teacher"), Peter Chernin (TOUCH), Katherine Pope (TOUCH), Dave Finkel ("United States of Tara," "30 Rock") and Brett Baer ("United States of Tara," "30 Rock") are executive producers. Kasdan directed the pilot and has continued to direct episodes of the series.
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