New Girl Gets a Full Season Pickup

Jake M Johnson, Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield in New Girl

Jake M Johnson, Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield in 'New Girl' - ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo Credit: Greg Gayne/FOX

New Girl‘s one of the few new fall 2011 shows that has really caught on with viewers, and now Fox is rewarding the series with a full season pickup. The network announced today that they’ve ordered an additional 11 episodes of the comedy starring Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, and Lamorne Morris. That brings the first season total to 24 episodes.
Announcing the full season pickup, Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company stated, “We love the charming Zooey Deschanel and the entire cast, we’re knocked out with the work that Liz Meriwether and the whole staff is doing and we are really psyched about the upcoming episodes in the pipeline. It’s great that audiences have responded so positively so far and we’re confident that even more people will embrace the show – and more comedy on FOX – this season.”
The series was created and written by Liz Meriwether and, according to Fox, debuted as the network’s highest rated fall sitcom in 10 years. New Girl is now the number 1 Tuesday show among adults 18-49 as well as the fall 2011’s number 1 new series among adults 18-34, women 18-34 and teens.
New Girl follows Deschanel as a “young woman who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys she doesn’t know, changing all of their lives in unexpected ways.”

Details on October 2011 New Girl Episodes:

October 4, 2011 – “Wedding”
The guys are invited to a wedding of a mutual friend. Nick (Jake Johnson), fearful he will run into his ex-girlfriend Caroline (guest star Mary Elizabeth Ellis), asks Jess (Deschanel) to be his date. Meanwhile, Winston (Lamorne Morris) takes his role as an usher very seriously and gets competitive on the dance floor with a young guest. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) not only catches the eye of a beautiful woman (guest star Katie Cassidy), but also his “frenemy” Gretchen (guest star Natasha Lyonne) whom he hooks up with at every wedding reception.
October 12, 2011 – “Cece Crashes”
Airing on a special night on Wednesday, Oct. 12 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Cece (Hannah Simone) convinces Jess that Nick likes her more than just as a roommate and Schmidt tries to seal the deal with Cece.
October 18, 2011 – “Naked”
Airing at a special time at 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT on Tuesday, Oct. 18, Jess accidentally walks in on a naked Nick, sending his self-confidence to an all-time low – just after an attractive co-worker (guest star Lake Bell) agrees to go out on a date with him.
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Source: Fox – Sept 28, 2011


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