by JULIA BACCHETTI
Social Media Coordinator
Fox’s new sitcom “New Girl” aired on September 20, 2011 with 10.1 million viewers tuning in to its first episode. After two more episodes aired, Fox decided to add 11 additional episodes to the season. Bringing the first season to a total of 24 episodes, it looks like “New Girl” is up to par with other primetime comedies.
The series stars Zooey Deschanel (“500 Days of Summer”) as Jessica “Jess” Day, a nerdy, happy-go-lucky woman in her twenties who was recently cheated on by her live-in boyfriend. Forced to move out and find a new apartment, Jess stumbles across an ad on Craigslist looking for a roommate. The catch? The new apartment houses three men.
Now, this may seem like a good idea to all the single women out there; however, these guys are far from normal. Jake Johnson (Nick Miller), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris) are Jess’s new roomates who all have problems of their own. If Jake isn’t whining about his recent breakup, or Winston isn’t catching up on everything he missed out on in America when he lived in Latvia for two years, then Schmidt is making a snarky remark that labels him as a tool.
Deschanel is perfect for the role of Jess. Her combination of cute and quirky makes it easy for viewers to see past her bizarre outbursts of “Lord of the Rings” quotes and social awkwardness. She also brings people to see that maybe even the weirdest girls can find someone in the long run.
Fox’s new breakout show soon may be the most popular series on televison. “New Girl” was one of eight honorees in the “Most Exciting New Series” category at the 1st Critics Choice Television Awards. It was also the highest-rated Fall debut for a Fox scripted show since “The Bernie Mac Show” in 2001.
“New Girl” is by far one of the most hysterical shows this year. The actors do an amazing job delivering the witty script written for them. It’s 22 minutes of comical genius.
Tune in to Fox to see the zaney new girl Jess and her new roomates on Tuesdays at 9pm.