Tonight on NEW GIRL: An Unusual Request

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Nick gets an unwelcome visit on this week’s NEW GIRL. His cousin and his wife are coming by the loft to ask for a handout because apparently Nick is considered “the rich one” among his family. But he’s not eager to lend them any money, so Schdmit sticks around to convince him to be strong and cheap. But it turns out that they didn’t come by to ask for money…they came by to ask Nick for his sperm so they can start a family. Nick seems more eager to give them his sperm instead of his money, but Schmidt cautions against it. And then the situation spirals completely out of control.

Meanwhile, Winston takes Cece wedding dress shopping and, not surprisingly, he’s really into it (packing whistles to help support her when she tries on a great dress). Schmidt tells her to wait until Jess gets back, but Cece is determined to get the ball rolling on the long process and doesn’t want Winston to really participate. But Cece isn’t crazy about the help she’s getting from the saleslady so Winston steps in to be her wedding dress guru. Unfortunately, the champagne that Winston brings leads to a very unfortunate “dress” situation.

Don’t miss an all new episode of NEW GIRL on February 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

NEW GIRL Sneak Peeks: What’s the Loft Like Without Jess?

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Jess had been sequestered for jury duty and, as you can imagine, the apartment is going to hell in a handbasket on NEW GIRL THIS WEEK.

In the appropriately titled episode “No Girl”, one of Schmidt and Nick’s old “friends” named Todd contacts them about Schmidt’s upcoming bachelor party. Since he has access to a lot of money, Todd is suggesting a trip to Vegas. But Nick hates hanging out with Todd and wants to throw Schmidt a bachelor party on his own — without Todd’s influence or cash. So he suggests they all head to Tokyo. The only problem is that Nick can’t afford it.

He comes up with the idea to turn the loft into an airbnb to pay for the trip he’s already booked, which, as you can imagine, leads to a host of zany characters coming in to the apartment.

Meanwhile, Winston thinks that KC may be cheating on him and enlists Cece’s help on how to deal with the situation since Jess is gone.

Don’t miss an all new episode of NEW GIRL on January 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

NEW GIRL Season 5 Sneak Peeks: Cece’s Mother Arrives…But How Does She Feel About the Engagement?

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The apartment is a-buzz with wedding preparations in the season premiere of NEW GIRL.

We open with a proposal…this time Schmidt is proposing that Nick act as his Best Man, while Jess is desperately waiting for Cece to ask her to act as her Maid of Honor. There’s been a few other changes in the interim, including Nick becoming a minority owner of the bar and Winston being named a local hero after saving a kid from being crushed by a car (and it’s putting him in the spotlight in a way he doesn’t like). All of this good fortune leads Jess to declare that it’s “the year of us.”

Cece’s mother (Big Mama P) is coming to town thanks to Jess, who is planning an elaborate engagement party for Cece and Schmidt (complete with Bollywood dancers). But no one seems aware that Cece’s mother doesn’t know about the engagement. And when Cece finds out that her mother is in LA, she freaks out.

But the arrival of Cece’s mother (complete with Nick botching her pick-up from the airport in hilarious fashion) is just the first in a series of catastrophes in the “year of us”. The second is Jess falling down the stairs and breaking both of her legs.

The next catastrophe comes with Cece’s mother utter disapproval in her daughter’s choice of a husband and snowballs from there.

Don’t miss the season premiere of NEW GIRL on January 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

NEW GIRL: Megan Fox Cast in Recurring Role

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NEW GIRL may not be returning until midseason on Fox, but the network has already announced a piece of casting news: Megan Fox has joined the show in a recurring role for a multi-episode arc.

According to the network, Fox will play Reagan, a “gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft when she rents out Jess’ (series star Zooey Deschanel) room while she is sequestered on jury duty”. Fox will first appear in the sixth episode of the upcoming season, scheduled to premiere in January 2016.

“It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it,” said NEW GIRL executive producer Liz Meriwether.  “I’ve been a fan of her comedic skills since ‘This is 40,’ and I’m so excited to have her on the show.  We had Megan in mind when we wrote this part – she’s the perfect person to come in and shake these guys up.”

Review: NEW GIRL Had a Bang-Up Thanksgiving

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It’s not the easiest of tasks trying to concoct a review for a weekly half-hour sitcom, but it’s always worth noting when a show like “New Girl” is in the midst of a comeback season.

Last week, I spoke about why some of this fall’s episodes have worked so well, and why just as many of them have not. The Fox comedy has largely become a show about nothing, which is fine as long as you have a group of likable characters that are still able to mature over time. [Read more...]

Review: NEW GIRL Has Become a Show About Nothing

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In its fourth season, “New Girl” has become a show about nothing. And believe it or not, that’s something very few comedies have successfully pulled off in a post-”Seinfeld” world. “Happy Endings” succeeded, but only after a season of trying to contrive a plot based on how friendships are altered by two friends breaking up. “Cougar Town,” too, quickly became a critical favorite when it dumped its initial conceit and blossomed into a show about forty-somethings stuck in a wine-induced arrested development. [Read more...]

Photopalooza: Go Behind the Scenes of SLEEPY HOLLOW, GLEE, NEW GIRL, BONES & More!

Can’t get enough of your favorite Fox shows? Neither can we! Which is why we thought now might be as good a time as any to share a handful of behind-the-scenes photos from the likes of SLEEPY HOLLOW, GLEE, BONES, NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT, and more. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]