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Jessica Biel To Play A Hot Scientist On 'New Girl'

July 24th, 2014 11:13am EDT
Jessica Biel To Play A Hot Scientist On 'New Girl'
Jessica Biel is returning to the small screen to play a guest role on FOX's "New Girl."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Biel will play "the hottest scientist in the world" in an episode for the comedy's upcoming fourth season.

Her character will go head-to-head with Zooey Deschanel's character Jess Day as they both set their sights on the same man at a wedding.

The upcoming season of "New Girl" premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Biel's TV resume includes seven seasons on "7th Heaven."

Biel has starred in films including "The A-Team," "Total Recall" and "New Year's Eve."

5 Spoilers You Need To Know: 'New Girl,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More...

February 24th, 2014 2:45pm EST
New Girl
Every four years, the Winter Olympics inspires nations through through extreme snowy sports, the human spirit and a centuries' old flame. As much as I enjoyed the tear-jerking interviews and the incredible performances, I'm glad the Olympic torch has been extinguished and the television can resume its regularly scheduled programming. In honor of all of the returning shows, here are five spoilers you need to know on "New Girl", "Hawaii Five-0" and more...

Schmidt Happens. If you are hoping for Schmidt and Cece to reunite on Fox's "New Girl", you might not want to hold your breath. T...

Screenwriters Sue FOX For Stealing The Idea For 'New Girl'

January 22nd, 2014 5:03pm EST
New Girl
Two screenwriters have filed suit against FOX and the producers behind New Girl for allegedly stealing the idea for the show.

Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold claim the proposed a series titled "Square One," based on "Stephanie’s real-life experience when she discovered her husband was having an affair, leading her to move into a three-man bachelor pad," the lawsuit obtained by Hollywood Reporter reads.

According to the lawsuit, the pilot script was extensively shopped around and at one point Zooey Deschanel was proposed as the lead.

Counts and Gold then stopped working with a producer, H...

'New Girl' Review Episode 'Coach'

November 6th, 2013 9:25am EST
New Girl
Can you imagine what New Girl would be like if Coach has never been replaced by Winston after the pilot? This episode explores the dynamic between the guys with the addition of Damon Wayans Jr.’s Coach. As it turns out, New Girl would have been terrible had this character stuck around. “Coach” is an episode that’s light on humor and heavy on obnoxious behavior.

After his breakup with his girlfriend Malia, Coach returns to the fold for some good old Tuesday night strip club action with his old friends. Apparently he disappears every time he gets a girlfriend, which explains his absence from...

'New Girl' Review: Episode 'Keaton'

October 23rd, 2013 8:55am EDT
New Girl
Would you catfish somebody for the greater good? Say you’re the mother of a very depressed boy who has just watched his father walk out of his life and can’t stop eating his feelings. Or you’re watching your college roommate fall into a funk. Would you feel justified in writing reassuring letters and signing them “Michael Keaton?”

The concept of this Halloween episode of New Girl is actually pretty depressing. Schmidt has spent his life in various states of depression and the only thing that has ever really comforted him has been a lie. For the majority of his life, he has gotten letters a...

'New Girl' Recap: Episode 'The Box'

October 16th, 2013 9:24am EDT
New Girl
Remember when Nick was a law school drop out who was overeducated but unmotivated? Now he’s barely literate and rarely sober. Of course, he’s funnier than ever, spitting out dozens of amazing one-liners in any given episode. “The Box” is filled with nonsensical Nick rants, mispronouncing words, and snide comments out the side of his mouth that are all hilarious, quote-worthy, and denigrating to the character. Does Nick need to be stupid to be funny?

In season one, Nick’s major characteristic was his curmudgeon personality. Much of “The Box” stays within that character trait. It’s no shock ...

'New Girl' Recap: Episode 'The Captain'

October 9th, 2013 8:59am EDT
The more we get into season three, the more blatant the major problem with the series gets. The show’s writers are brilliant when it comes to funny one-liners, montages, and character moments. However, save for Nick and Jess, the characters barely have a defined direction.

Winston has always been stuck in no man’s land. If you added up the plots where Winston is by himself doing something ridiculous and compared it to the ones where he’s interacting with his roommates, there’d be a huge discrepancy. This week his plot once again surrounded the cat (who is still alive!) and Winston’s inept ...

'New Girl' Season 3 Episode 3 Review: 'Double Date'

October 2nd, 2013 9:22am EDT
New Girl
The title of “Double Date” implies that the plot would perhaps surround a double date between Nick, Jess, Schmidt, and CeCe. But it’s all a smokescreen for the real center of the episode and, so far, season three as a whole. It’s the tale of Schmidt and his evolution from loveable douchebag to Bond villain level evil.

When we were introduced to Schmidt, the show never tried to hide how gross he could be. One of the best running jokes included his douchebag jar, which often filled to the brim every time he goes off on one of his womanizer, misogynist tangents. But this season he’s gone too ...

'New Girl' Review Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: 'Nerd'

September 25th, 2013 9:44am EDT
New Girl
Jessica Day has always been a dork. It’s basically the premise of the show. The marketers even used the much-maligned phrase “adorkable” in the ad campaign. Jess’s uncoolness has always been a cornerstone of the show. She’s the sort of person who makes up her own theme song and pretends that Urkele’s famous line is something she made up to impress her hipster neighbors.

So it’s no surprise that in a new school the New Girl would have difficulty fitting in with the cool teachers. She’s a spazz who doesn’t realize that she wears her uncoolness on her sleeve like it was a freakishly large hip...

'New Girl' Season 3 Premiere Review: Episode 'All In'

September 18th, 2013 11:19am EDT
New Girl
When we last saw our favorite group of thirty-something loft losers, Nick and Jess were running off together to God-knows-where, Schmitt was busy running away from a decision on who to date, and Winston…loved pranks? Now we’re back moments later, with Jess and Nick proclaiming how much they like each other over and over. It’s basically every twelve year old fanfiction writer’s dream.

With the demands of needy-Schmitt and the looming question of what life as roommates will be like now, Jess and Nick decide to run off. Winston has decided to do a puzzle, while Schmitt wants a friend to compl...

'New Girl' Season 3 - 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 16th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
New Girl
"New Girl," the adorkable, quirky gem of a comedy that gave us The Douchebag Jar, will be returning in a matter of days. When we last saw our favorite loftmates, Nick and Jess (Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel, respectively) had literally driven into their happy ending as a full-fledged couple while Schmit (Max Greenfield)  bolted from the decision between the one that got away, Cece and his old flame, Elizabeth.  Before season 3 kicks off on Sept. 17 at 9pm ESt on Fox, here are five spoilers you need to know...

Schmit Decision.  Our favorite douchebag Schmidt will have to make the the...

2013 Fall TV Preview: The Returning Shows On FOX

September 7th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
New Girl
We've reached the end of the 2013 Fall TV Preview.

BONES returns Monday, September 16 at 8PM

Booth and Bones find a friend in the priesthood. The priest will help counsel the couple. Oh, he's an ex-priest now working as a bartender. A wedding's in the works for Bones and Booth. Apparently, the wedding will happen. I've found absolutely nothing about Bones solving murders. The early going of the season seems focused on romance.

NEW GIRL returns Tuesday, September 17 at 9PM

I've heard a few interviews with New Girl creator, Liz Meriweather. I really dig listening to her talking about wri...

5 Shows That Aren't As Popular As They Could Be Because Of Their Names

May 19th, 2013 10:05am EDT
New Girl
A title can make or break a TV show. When scrolling through the interactive guide, a TV viewer may stop at a show they've never seen because the title seems interesting. Likewise, a viewer may skip right over a show they would have loved, because the title doesn't hit their target market. Here's a list of five shows that are missing out on viewers because of their name.

Quick side tangent: let's hope this theory doesn't also apply to blog posts as well, because let's face it the title of this post is a little long winded.

"Cougar Town" - This is an obvious choice, and the show has accepte...

'New Girl' Season 2 Finale Recap: 'Elaine's Big Day'

May 16th, 2013 9:56am EDT
Elaine's Big Day
In the “New Girl” season finale, CeCe’s big day turned out to be an even bigger day for someone else. That, along with a few pranks, a frisky badger and the rise of a new love triangle, made for a satisfying end to a hilarious and upbeat sophomore season.

The day of CeCe’s wedding found Nick and Jess in a happy and joyous mood. The two spent much of their time flirting with one another, to the disproval of Jess’ dad (Rob Reiner) and the annoyance of the other roommates. Winston and Schmidt were particularly annoyed when a more grown-up Nick refused to take part in their silly hijinks, whic...

'New Girl' Recap: Romance Blooms On 'Winston's Birthday'

May 9th, 2013 10:17am EDT
Winston's Birthday
Despite being titled “Winston’s Birthday,” the penultimate episode of the season had very little to do with the birthday boy. Instead the story focused on the romantic progress of three “New Girl” couples as the gang prepared to send CeCe down the aisle.

Jess and Nick

The morning after Jess and Nick’s special night started out very sweetly. Nick prepared an interesting yet slightly disgusting tray of breakfast goodies to serve to Jess in bed. It didn’t look edible, but it’s the thought that counts, right? Unfortunately the considerate gesture went unnoticed by Jess as the morning after tu...

Taylor Swift Wins Praise From 'New Girl' Cast

May 3rd, 2013 3:41pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has won rave reviews from New Girl's Jake Johnson after she filmed a cameo appearance on the hit TV show.

The perpetually-dating pop star took time off from her latest quixotic conquest to make a guest appearance on Zooey Deschanel's comedy series, playing a woman named Elaine in the show's season two finale.
Johnson, who plays bartender Nick Miller, was impressed by the singer's acting skills and insists she handled last minute changes to her lines with ease.

He tells, "She came in and is really nice. It's not an easy scene. There were probably 70 extras there, t...

'New Girl' Recap: Embarrassing First Times In 'Virgins'

May 1st, 2013 9:45am EDT
New Girl
After a long spring hiatus, “New Girl” returned to Fox this week and found Jess and the gang reminiscing about their first times.

The episode began with Jess receiving an unexpected text from Teddy, the man who took her virginity. In the midst of explaining Teddy’s place in her life, Jess bet the others that her first time experience rivaled theirs in terms of embarrassment. The storytelling quickly became competitive, with each roommate illustrating what they believed to be the worst first time.

Jess’ story began at prom night, where she and her date attempted to get freaky to the musica...

5 Season Finale Spoilers You Need To Know On 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Supernatural' And More

April 28th, 2013 3:08pm EDT
Hawaii Five-0
Unfortunately for all tv-aholics April showers bring May cliffhangers.  All of your favorite TV shows are gearing up for their season-ending swan song, and this one looks like it will be a mishmash of deaths, pregnancies, proposals and gasp-worthy shockers.  Here are five season ending spoilers you need to know on “Hawaii Five-0,” “Supernatural,” and more...


Law enforcement's most badass taskforce will have their hands full in the May 20 season finale of “Hawaii Five-0.”  Not only will the team have to thwart a terrorist attack, but Kono will also be framed for a murder...

Taylor Swift To Guest Star On 'New Girl'

March 29th, 2013 9:05am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is to make a cameo appearance in New Girl's finale, which will see her play a character called Elaine.

The State of Grace hit-maker - who is known to be a big fan of the series - will make a cameo appearance on the May 14 finale of the comedy show, which stars Zooey Deschanel as adorable-but-awkward teacher Jess.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Taylor will portray a character called Elaine, who is an "important guest" at the wedding of Cece (Hannah Simone) and Shivrang (Satya Bhabha).

The 23-year-old star has been name-checked on several occasions in the series and in ...

Fall TV Report Card: Grading 7 New and Returning Shows

November 21st, 2012 2:00pm EST
New Girl
Around this time of year, it’s important to give thanks for everything we have—good food, good family, and a cornucopia of new and returning television shows to love, like or downright hate, so I’m grading seven new and returning television shows...

"New Girl"

What sophomore slump? If you thought the comedy about the most adorable of dorks living with three guys was ripe with cleverness, eccentric humor and GIF-able moments in its first season, you weren’t prepared for the second. Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, and Lamorne Morris have bought the heat, the funny and...

2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...

Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel & More Hot Stars Attend Fox's Summer All Star Party

July 24th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Lea Michele
The stars from "Glee," Zooey Deschanel from "New Girl" and more hot FOX celebrities attended the network's summer all star party in West Hollywood on Monday.

Lea Michele looked elegant in a pale pink dress with a low-cut neckline, while Deschanel wore a bronze sleeveless dress with a big bow on the bodice.

"Anger Management" star Noureen DeWulf showed off her curves in tight green gown, and "So You Think You Can Dance" star Cat Deeley was vibrant in a colorful one-sleeved dress.

Check out more photos from the Fox Summer All Star Party...

"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley


10 TV Series You Must Catch Up On Before Fall 2012

July 17th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
The Walking Dead
You know the feeling. Everyone at the office talks about how great (insert TV show here) was, and you don't watch it. By the time you figure out how good the show is, it's too late to catch up.

Well, there's still time to watch some of last season's popular shows on DVD, Netflix, on demand or online, particularly if they're only half-hour comedies or 10-episode seasons.

First, check out AMC's "The Walking Dead." As the show progresses, more people are tuning in. About 9 million viewers tuned in to see the second season finale in March - 50 percent more than those who watched the first sea...

Zooey Deschanel Shows Off Her Sexy Side At Fox Upfronts

May 15th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel is often referred to as "adorkable" because she's cute and dorky at the same time. But every now and then she'll bust out her sexy side like she did at the Fox upfront presentation in New York City yesterday.

The "New Girl" star wore a white blouse that revealed some cleavage along with a short black skirt, tights and black pumps.

It was recently announced that Zooey will be playing Loretta Lynn in the Broadway version of "The Coalminer's Daughter." The production is based on Lynn's 1976 biography. Sissy Spacek starred in the 1980 film. Zooey is a singer/songwriter who per...

Fox Adds Three New Comedies & Drama Starring Kevin Bacon To 2012-13 Lineup

May 14th, 2012 10:25am EDT
Kevin Bacon
FOX has released its primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season, adding three new comedies and two dramas to its slate. "Glee" will move this fall to Thursdays, following all-new installments of "The X Factor," which will feature two new judges (Britney Spears and Demi Lovato).

This fall, two new half-hour comedies – "The Mindy Project" and "Ben And Kate" – will join "Raising Hope" and "New Girl" on an all-new Tuesday night comedy block.

"The Mindy Project" features Mindy Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as sh...

Josh Hutcherson Lands Next Mega Star Honor At 2012 NewNowNext Awards

April 6th, 2012 8:59am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson has been tipped as Hollywood's next big star after winning the top prize at the NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

The Hunger Games actor landed the Next Mega Star accolade at the glitzy ceremony, seeing off competition from Elizabeth Olsen, New Girl's Lizzy Caplan, Parenthood star Michael B. Jordan and actress Emily VanCamp.

The show, hosted by reality TV star Kelly Osbourne, also feted Glee star Naya Rivera (the Cause Your Hot prize), upcoming blockbuster The Avengers (Next Must-See Movie) and British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch (Brink of Fame, Music ...

Top 5 TV Hook-Ups We'd Like To See For Valentine's Day

February 11th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Andy & Erin the Office
Sexual tension is the essence of situational comedy and drama. What characters are you dying to see hook up? Here’s our top 5.

5. Andy and Erin, "The Office"

Ed Helms has made the post-Steve Carell era of "The Office" surprisingly good. Andy is currently dating Jessica, but everybody is rooting for Andy and Erin (Ellie Kemper) to get together. Erin just left for a three week business trip, and Andy is thinking about proposing to Jessica. Will these two ever get together?

4. Jess and Nick, "New Girl"

"New Girl" has been one of the best new shows of the year, and most of that i...

Zooey Deschanel Accidentally Entered A Beauty Pageant

February 10th, 2012 1:15pm EST
Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel was mortified after accidentally entering a beauty pageant when she was a teenager.

The "New Girl" star thought she had signed up for a talent showcase but was "horrified" after misunderstanding the nature of the competition.

She tells Britain's Company magazine, "At 14 I accidentally entered a beauty pageant. It was basically all the trappings of a beauty pageant, without the swimsuit round! You had to do a big musical opening number and answer the sort of questions they ask in beauty pageants, about charity. I was horrified when I realized what it was. I thought I was en...

Zooey Deschanel Receives Special Birthday Message From Obama

January 18th, 2012 7:15pm EST
Zooey Deschanel
Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel had a birthday to remember on Tuesday - U.S. President Barack Obama mailed the actress a personalized letter, wishing her "good health and happiness in the year ahead."

The New Girl star was celebrating her 32nd birthday on Tuesday when she received an unexpected surprise in the mailbox.

Taking to her account to post a snap of the document, it reads, "Michelle and I send our warmest wishes for a happy birthday. As you celebrate this special occasion with your family and friends, please know I am grateful for all you have done to encourage and sup...

Zooey Deschanel: 'Girls Spit In My Face'

January 17th, 2012 2:06pm EST
Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel ran home from school in a fit of tears every day because her mean-spirited classmates spat on her. The "New Girl" star, who now counts a slew of celebrity pals among her roster of friends, was cruelly bullied in high school.

She tells Allure magazine, "Girls spit in my face. People were so mean to me. I'd cry every day."

Deschanel wasn't deterred and she went on to study at Northwestern University in Illinois - however her experience wasn't much better.

She continues, "I went to Northwestern because I had gone to a really non-traditional high school. I was like, 'It'd be ...