Will New Girl Suffer From the Moonlighting Curse?
It's a frequent concern for shows that feature a couple with will-they-won't-they tension: Once a dynamic duo acts on their feelings, does the show lose that spark?
New Girl will face that question head-on when the show returns for its third season on Tuesday (9/8c, Fox) with Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) now in a relationship. The premiere picks up right where the finale left off, with Nick and Jess deciding to go "All In" — the title of the season opener.
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In Moonlighting, the '80s series took a turn for the worse when private eyes David (Bruce Willis) and Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) gave in to their undeniable attraction but ruined their tried-and-true bantering chemistry in the process. Thus was born the infamous Moonlighting curse in which a show risks doom should it cave to the fans' desires for a particular coupling. New Girl dared to break that curse...
Mon, Sep 16, 2013