Olivia Munn is going from The Newsroom to New Girl.
The former Attack of the Show! host will pop up on the Fox comedy Tuesday as a new love interest for Nick (Jake Johnson). But fans of Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick shouldn't worry: Even Munn wants to see New Girl's best dynamic duo end up together. Still, she has a job to do, which includes bringing out a side of Nick we haven't seen before. To find out what that entails, TVGuide.com turned to Munn to get the scoop:
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Nick's father is coming to town on New Girl!
Dennis Farina, whose credits include Get Shorty and Law & Order, has been cast as...
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Alert to Great Pumpkin fans: You'll need to be almost as patient as Linus for this year's annual showing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which ABC is saving for Halloween night itself, at 8/7c, kicking off Wednesday's great lineup of comedy (though considerably less great without The Middle in the equation). But unlike Linus, you will get your payoff, one considerably more satisfying than the rock Charlie Brown always ends up with after trick or treating.
Are there any timeless classics among Tuesday's Halloween sitcom treats? Perhaps not, but here are a few good reasons to watch (if storm coverage subsides):
Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel
In the eight years since Friends went off the air, there have been many couples on television that viewers have rooted for to fill the void left by Ross and Rachel, a classic will-they-or-won't-they couple that eventually made good on their undeniable chemistry. So it comes as no surprise that New Girl's Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) have become the focus of yet another hardcore fandom desperately hoping their favorite duo will finally take the plunge.
New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether: Jess goes "off the grid" in Season 2
Many shows have suffered from crossing that line, though, with the Moonlighting curse becoming a turn of phrase in the TV lexicon. The sizzling sexual chemistry between Moonlighting leads Maddie and David (Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis) initially boosted ratings, but after the characters hooked up in Season 3, the show began to falter and viewership began to plummet. Fearful of a similar fallout, showrunners have thrown obstacles in the way of TV couples lest the passion and banter die once they come together. But creator Liz Meriwether says New Girl is about much more than that.
"I don't think the show is built on the will-they-or-won't-they aspect of their relationship," Meriwether tells TVGuide.com. "I think that we can...
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:
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Fall TV is fast approaching, so it's catch-up time, people. Hulu Plus is currently running most episodes of last season's biggest series so you can refresh your memory. Check out some of the highlights:
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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.
New Girl may be getting some new blood.
Reno 911! star Thomas Lennon will guest-star on the May 8 season finale of the hit Fox comedy as a potential new roommate, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Sorry, Nick and Jess fans: Katrina Bowden is about to put the kibosh on that would-be romance.
The 30 Rock actress will guest-star in an upcoming episode of New Girl as a possible love interest for Nick (Jake M. Johnson), E! Online reports.
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Greek alum Clark Duke has landed a guest-spot on Fox's New Girl, TVLine.com reports.
Duke, whose credits also include Hot Tub Time Machine and Kick-Ass, will play...