Jake Johnson, Zooey Deschanel
Dear New Girl,
To paraphrase Mean Girls' queen bee Regina George: Stop trying to make Nick and Jess happen! We get it; the chemistry and tension was undeniable between the two of them over the first two seasons, but you gave in and paired them up too early. (Props to The Mindy Project for making us wait for Danny and Mindy!)
New Girl keeps Damon Wayans, Jr. for remainder of season
As soon as Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) got together, all the...
Is Crisis in crisis mode?
NBC's midseason drama starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, has gone on an unplanned production hiatus, Deadline reports.
Jake Johnson, Zooey Deschanel
You can't help but get a deliciously squirmy tingle when the infamous (to the viewer, anyway) Hannibal Lecter quips, "It's nice to have an old friend for dinner" while serving tongue to his guests, including an unctuous and chatty shrink whom Lecter sizes up by coolly noting, "Your tongue is very feisty."
This scenario takes place several episodes into the midseason run of NBC's feverishly twisted, fascinatingly macabre and visually remarkable procedural-with-a-twist Hannibal (Thursday, 10:01/9:01c), by which time I was completely creeped out and thoroughly hooked. In much the same way A&E's Bates Motel introduces a younger version of Norman Bates before he had his crazy mama mummified in the cellar, Bryan Fuller's Hannibal presents the mad Dr. Lecter before his secret identity as a cannibalistic serial killer is known to anyone but his victims. He is caginess personified, taking on the role of advisor and therapist to tormented FBI profiler/consultant Will Graham (from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon). Will has an ability to project "pure empathy" and see grisly crimes from the killer's POV, which Lecter describes quite accurately as "an uncomfortable gift."
Zooey Deschanel, Kevin Bacon, Hayden Panettiere
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New Girl is killing me with this relationship drama! Please tell me that Nick and Jess will wise up and get together, and that Cece will dump her fiancé for Schmidt. — Mina
NATALIE: Good news: Nick and Jess will go on a first date. Bad news: Their date doesn't go as planned. "Neither one of us wants to admit to being on a date," Zooey Deschanel tells us. "And then Russell, Dermot [Mulroney]'s character, is in the same restaurant." Awkward ex alert! Meanwhile, it seems that Schmidt is not going to try and win back Cece after all. "He will try and get a plus-one for her wedding and tries to find an ex-girlfriend of his [played by Merritt Wever]," Max Greenfield says. "And when he finds her, he realizes, 'Oh, wait a minute. This was special when we were together.'"
So Ryan's new boss on The Following is clearly one of Joe's people, right? — Jason
Jess is about to get a blast from her past: Dermot Mulroney is set to reprise his Season 1 role on New Girl, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Yvonne Strahovski and Zachary Levi
Deaths! Interrogations! Plane crashes! Breakups! Weddings! Catfights! Sex dreams! TV had it all this year. From Desperate Housewives' fitting farewell to Fringe's powerful flash-forward, 2012 served up some remarkable hours of television, and we've assembled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.
Here are Episodes 15-11. (Catch up with Episodes 25-21 and Episodes 20-16.)
There's a reason Jamie Foxx has an Oscar on his mantel. Not only can he act, the Ray star can sing, rap, and he's even pretty good at cross-dressing. Who knew?! For his second time hosting Saturday Night Live, Foxx showed off all these skills and more, and got some help from a few surprise celebrity cameos.
A buddy cop movie starring only one actor? That's the selling point for Tyler Perry's newest film, Alex Cross 2 — Madea: Special Ops, in which Foxx played Perry playing half crime novel detective Alex and...
Jess may not be so adorkable this season.
When New Girl returns on Tuesday at 8/7c and 9/8c on Fox, Jess (Emmy-nominated Zooey Deschanel) will be unceremoniously let go from her teaching position, sending her once quirky life into disarray. Jess' firing will provide new comedic avenues for her — she'll work as a shot girl at Schmidt's penis-cast removal party in the premiere (Words we never thought we'd write together in a sentence) — and it will also allow her to test some romantic waters she might not have dipped her toe in before — like only sleeping with someone instead of being in a relationship. To her credit, the fling-worthy David Walton is pretty hard to resist — a sentiment creator Liz Meriwether agrees with.
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In our candid interview below, Meriwether discusses Jess' new journey this season, along with the ultimate casting coup — Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner! — and what's in store for everyone's favorite roommate trio Schmidt (the also Emmy-nominated Max Greenfield), Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Nick (Jake Johnson). Get the scoop:
Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel
There may be hope for New Girl's Nick and Jess on the horizon!
The budding relationship between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and roommate Nick (Jake M. Johnson) became as adorkable as the leading lady over the first season, and fanse began rooting for the pair to take their friendship to the next level. That was exactly what executive producer Liz Meriwether wanted. "I like to torture people," she jokes of the will-they-or-won't-they tension between the duo.
Jeanne Tripplehorn is joining Criminal Minds as a series regular, CBS announced Thursday.
The Big Love alum will replace Paget Brewster, who left the series this spring.