Max Greenfield and the rest of the “New Girl” gang recently received some verygood news: The Fox sitcom has been picked up for a fifth season.
Hearing the news was, of course, great, but perhaps a little anti-climactic when it came time to celebrate, though.
“We usually find out these things while we’re working. So we’ll usually be on set, and they’ll be like, ‘You’ve been picked up!’ and we’re like, “Yes! OK.’ Then you shoot another scene,” Greenfield said with a laugh.
In other words, it’s busy on the set of “New Girl,” which co-stars Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Hannah Simone and Lamorne Morris, along with Damon Wayans Jr. (who’s exiting after this season).
Greenfield plays Schmidt, one of the roommates at the Los Angeles-area loft. He’s the most uptight one of the group, obsessed with keeping the apartment clean and very concerned about his appearance.
And now we know what may have contributed to those obsessive tendencies. Last week, viewers got the chance to meet Schmidt’s mom for the first time. In town from Long Island, his mother, played by “Saturday Night Live” alum Nora Dunn, comes off as quite overbearing, at one point forcing Schmidt to wear a new sweater and hat she bought him — right on the spot, while they’re out to lunch.