Nick and Jess will have to face a harsh reality during New Girl's season finale (Tuesday, 9/8c, Fox) when they're forced to spend an entire weekend together on a cruise ship — a super romantic trip they planned before their split.
To soften the blow of having to spend the trip together, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) invite the whole gang along. But, being the frugal spenders that they are, Nick won't pass up the chance to get their money's worth during the trip, even if that means being forced to do romantic activities like couples yoga and massages with Jess. Unfortunately, those events will actually make them realize being just friends is much harder than they thought. What does that mean for the future of the gang and their living situation? TVGuide.com turned to executive producers Dave Finkel and Brett Baer to get the scoop:
Damon Wayans Jr.
Coach is sticking around!
Damon Wayans, Jr. has been promoted to series regular for New Girl's fourth season, TVGuide.com has learned.
Damon Wayans, Zooey Deschanel
Welcome to Fantasy Island. The doors to this Los Angeles gentleman's club are open, with Rihanna's "S&M" blaring as dancers take the stage. "My favorite place in the world," says Lamorne Morris, who plays New Girl's Winston. "I've never been to this one before, but it's dirty and stinky, exactly what a strip club is supposed to be." Morris and costars Jake Johnson (Nick) and Max Greenfield (Schmidt) have gathered here to shoot a scene with Damon Wayans Jr., who appeared as one of the roomies, Coach, in the show's 2011 pilot...
Coach is back!
Damon Wayans Jr. returns to New Girl in the Nov. 5 episode and TVGuide.com has the exclusive first look. In the episode, a newly single Coach returns to the loft wanting to pick up exactly where he left off when he moved out.
"He moved to...
As an object lesson in the extremes of new fall TV, welcome to Fox's new and not entirely improved Tuesday comedy lineup. (Unhappily missing in action, but for how long: Raising Hope, currently designated to return for its fourth season in the Friday swamplands in early November with back-to-back episodes, a scenario few believe will ever occur.)
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Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel
Ever since Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) kissed earlier this season, New Girl fans have been waiting for them to actually define their relationship. Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately, Cece's (Hannah Simone) wedding on Tuesday's season finale (9/8c on Fox) will be the catalyst for them to finally decide to be together — or not.
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"They're just trying to figure it out still," executive producer Liz Meriwether says of the season-ender, mysteriously dubbed "Elaine's Big Day." "In a way, that wedding will...
Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson
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If you were shocked by Jess and Nick's first kiss earlier this season, you probably...
Zooey Deschanel and Dylan O'Brien
Everyone's losing it — or more to the point, remembering how they lost it — on one of this season's more uproarious episodes of Fox's New Girl, a reminder of just how potent the comic chemistry can be between Zooey Deschanel and her BFFs when they all hang together, sharing embarrassing stories (some more mortifying than others) about how their "innocence" (such as it never was) was stolen. This episode (Tuesday, 8:58/7:58c) will be especially enjoyable for fans of Max Greenfield's Fat Schmidt slapstick and for those who've been waiting for Lamorne Morris' Winston to emerge from the sidelines and get some major LOL action. Jess (Deschanel) starts the trip down Painful Memory Lane with glimpses from Prom Night, which brings suitors including Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien (Stiles!) into her life. But it's Winston's grotesque hook-up and Fat Schmidt's messy night in college with the girlfriend who would become Merritt Wever (from Nurse Jackie) that you're likely to remember. All that and another great payoff at the end. No sophomore slump for this show.
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NCIS (Tuesday, 5/14, 8/7c, CBS)
There are ghosts both literal and figurative in NCIS's finale, which brings back one character who was killed off two years ago and another who hasn't been seen for more than a decade.