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Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Damon Wayans Jr., "the most hotly pursued comedy actor this pilot season," lands a big CBS pilot deal
The New Girl and Happy Endings alum has fielded at least a dozen offers this pilot season, according to Deadline, but has decided to pick an untitled multi-camera comedy pilot in which he plays the business manager of a young pop superstar, who moves in with him and his wife. Deadline says Wayans' deal "is believed to be the biggest talent deal so far this pilot season....The rich pact is said to include points on the show and, if the pilot goes to series, a two-year first-look producing deal with CBS TV Studios."
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
New Girl's Hannah Simone is ABC's new Greatest American Hero
Simone will play Meera, an Indian-American woman from Cleveland whose only "talents" are drinking tequila and singing karaoke, who is entrusted by aliens with a super suit to protect the planet. Simone, whose father is of Indian descent, takes over the role played originally by William Katt in the early-1980s ABC series. The Greatest American Hero reboot is from Fresh Off the Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Kahn and her colleague Rachna Fruchbom.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
New Girl and The Assassination of Gianni Versace share both Max Greenfield and a loft
FX's American Crime Story committed murder this week using the New Girl loft building.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Fox gives a pilot order to Bless This Mess from Lake Bell and New Girl creator Liz Meriwether
Bell will star in and direct the pilot of the Nebraska-set comedy that she co-created with Meriwether. However, Bless This Mess will skip the traditional pilot season by shooting its pilot in June. This is Meriwether’s third project to get a pilot order in recent weeks.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
This year’s TV pilot trends: Multicamera comedies are back, #MeToo and Time’s Up are influencing pilot orders
Pilots with female stars and feminist themes are all the rage this pilot season, with The Hollywood Reporter crediting the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements for making an impact. Also having an impact is Will & Grace, which ihas helped pave the way for a multicamera sitcom comeback. ALSO: ABC orders two family comedy pilots from New Girl team.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Connie Sawyer dies at 105: Hollywood’s oldest-working actress guested on New Girl and Ray Donovan at age 101
Sawyer celebrated her 100th birthday in November of 2012. Yet she kept working, appearing on NCIS: Los Angeles and Ray Donovan in 2013, and New Girl and Ray Donovan again in 2014. “I loved working on Donovan — my son was a hitman, and I really got to cuss," Sawyer said in a 2015 interview.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Did Zooey Deschanel say goodbye to her New Girl character via a new haircut?
The actress posted a photo on Instagram yesterday of her “big time hair cut” that looks nothing like Jess.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
New Girl creator and cast talk three-year time jump -- and all the hubbub over a female-led show with a female showrunner
Creator Liz Meriwether recalled the launch of New Girl when asked how her show would be different if it debuted in the #MeToo era. “I remember when we first premiered it was a year where there were a lot of shows with female showrunners – and there were lots of stories written about the show,” she said. At the time, she said she wondered, “‘Wait, why is that a story, that I’m a woman and I’m running a show?’ Seven years later I don’t think that’s the story. That would be an odd story.” Zooey Deschanel recalls how she was asked if her character was too "feminine" -- “Can you be feminine and be a feminist?”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
New Girl’s final season kicks off on April 10, ending with a one-hour series finale on May 15
The eight-episode seventh and final season will launch with a four-year time jump.
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 8:49AM EST
Jake Johnson recalls how he wrote a letter to Fox executives in hopes of saving New Girl from cancelation
Johnson credits the letters that he and other cast members sent for help bring back the comedy for a final abbreviated season.
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
Dermot Mulroney returning for New Girl’s final season
He’ll reprise his role as Jess’ ex in multiple episodes next season.
Posted Thursday 10/19/17 at 1:48PM EDT
New Girl creator, Barely Famous’ Erin Foster team up for Fox’s Daddy Issues pilot
Liz Meriwether and Foster are developing a comedy about the relationship between a womanizing father and his two daughters, one of whom serves as his “wingman.”
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
Which great TV shows have the worst theme songs?
The Wire? New Girl? Orange Is the New Black!?
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Lake Bell to star in a Fox comedy pilot that she and New Girl creator Liz Meriwether are co-writing
Bless This Mess would have Bell play one half of a newlywed couple that moves from New York City to Nebraska to experience the “simpler life.”
Posted Thursday 8/31/17 at 2:44AM EDT
New Girl’s Hannah Simone welcomes her first child
Simone became a mom earlier this month, but no details about the baby have been revealed.