Skip Nav

New Girl TV Series Preview Starring Zooey Deschanel

TV Preview: New Girl Starring Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel makes the jump from movies to TV in the new half-hour comedy New Girl, which premieres tonight on Network Ten. If you love the quirky actress and are thinking about checking out her new series, I've got the details on the first episode, which might help you figure out if you'll want to watch.

What it's about: Deschanel plays Jess, a girl who moves in with a group of guys after she finds her boyfriend cheating on her. The guys — Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Damon Wayans Jr. (whose role was recast with Lamorne Morris since Happy Endings was renewed) — accept goofy Jess as a new roommate because they think Jess will bring around her model BFF (Hannah Simone). To their dismay, the heartbroken girl spends all her time moping, until the guys resolve to help her get back in the dating world — and friendship among them blossoms.

Where it works: Deschanel and the men have instant chemistry in the pilot, and there are lots of funny moments, thanks to funny writing and a cast with great timing (especially Johnson and Greenfield).

Where it doesn't: Deschanel is mostly charming as Jess, but she goes over the top when she tries to make her too much of a nerdy goofball. When she tones it down, she nails the everygirl routine.

Am I hooked? Totally. I want to see more of this cast, and see which of the roommates Jess will inevitably hook up with.

When will it be on? Sundays at 8 p.m. from Jan. 22.

To see more photos and a video preview of New Girl, just keep reading.


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Image Source: Fox
More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Netflix's American Murder: How Accurate Is a Polygraph Test?
The Mandalorian: Who Is Cobb Vanth?
TV Shows Like PEN15
What PEN15 Gets Right About Best Friends | Essay
No, Pedro Pascal Did Not Quit The Mandalorian
Who Are the Snow Owls on The Masked Singer Season 4?
Dr. Michelle On Her Career and Appearance On Dr. 90210
What Zendaya's Historic Emmy Means to Longtime Fans
Why Is Kelly Clarkson Wearing an Eye Patch?
Meghan Markle on America's Got Talent | Video
When Will American Horror Story Season 10 Premiere?
Never Been Kissed Movie Quiz
Latest Celebrity