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New Girl – ‘The Complete 4th Season’ DVD: Release Date, Cost, Box Art
Written by on June 21st, 2015

Last November, had the heads-up that New Girl – The Complete 4th Season was already being planned for DVD. Today Fox Home Entertainment has formally announced the 3-disc set for release onSeptember 1st. However, rather than putting it in stores as a traditional release, Fox has elected to make it available instead as an MOD (manufacture on demand) set available online through sellers such as Amazon’s CreateSpace MOD program.


Zooey Deschanel on Balancing Silly With Sincere and 4 Other Emmy Contender Quickie
Written by on June 21st, 2015

“New Girl” and Zooey Deschanel may no longer be new to the scene, but the centerpiece of Fox’s comedy ensemble cast is still having a great time making the sitcom.

“In my whole career, if I have fun doing something, it usually turns out so much better than something that you don’t have fun doing,” Deschanel told TheWrap. “Especially with a comedy, if you’re having fun when you’re doing it, people will probably have fun watching it,” she continued. “So I think it’s important to keep a good atmosphere.”

Five seasons in, “New Girl” still has that atmosphere, Deschanel is proud to report.

While the show’s cast oftentimes steal scenes from one another and take turns dominating the comedy for entire episodes, there’s no denying that Deschanel is the show’s anchor — just look at the title and the “Adorkable” marketing materials. The actress talked to TheWrap about the most challenging scenes to shoot — especially while pregnant — the funnest episodes, and how she would persuade “New Girl” virgins to watch the show.

TheWrap: What was the toughest thing you had to do this season?
Deschanel: We have a lot of very silly … comedy we play on the show, and then we have sort of more serious stuff. The tone for the show is kind of unique, so I think just really trying to maintain a strong sense of character within that context is always a little bit challenging. You’ll have to do something really silly and then turn around and have a very sincere moment.


Jake Johnson Talks About “Jurassic World” Sequel Possibilities
Written by on June 21st, 2015

Director Colin Trevorrow, whose film works include “Home Base,” “Safety Not Guaranteed,” and the upcoming 2015 movie “Jurassic World”

It made more than half a billion dollars at the box office during its opening weekend, so it is hardly surprising that Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World” will be getting a sequel.

Actor Jake Johnson, who plays Lowery Cruthers, was asked if his tech-savvy operator will stay at the park.

“Well look, this is Jake Johnson doing this answer, but he’s going to be working at the park! [Laughs] Lowery is not leaving the park. If the movie comes back for Jurassic World 2 well hell, it would be a shame if he wasn’t there, wouldn’t it?” he told Screen Rant.

“Honestly you’re asking the wrong guy. My name comes up the second they decide to put my name in and I will move anything in my schedule to do it. Especially with Colin and Derek, if they’re back for the second, I’d give a pinkie to be in it,” Johnson continued.


Lamorne Morris Joins ‘Barbershop 3′
Written by on June 21st, 2015

Lamorne Morris, who stars with Zooey Deschanel on Fox’s New Girl, has joined the cast of Barbershop 3.

The movie is shooting in Atlanta with Malcolm Lee in the director’s chair.

The roll call already includes Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Eve, Nicki Minaj, and Anthony Anderson among others in a story that sees the employees and friends of a local barbershop tackle violence in a Chicago neighborhood.

Morris will play a neurotic college student who likes to dress in pastel colors and assumes he’s dating a fellow student, unaware that the girl (among many others) actually thinks he’s gay.

This is the first major film role for who has appeared as Winston Bishop for the last five seasons on New Girl, the comedy which also stars Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield.

He is repped by Gersh, Principato Young, and Myman Greenspan.


Max Greenfield Sings “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” with Kristen Bell
Written by on June 8th, 2015

Max Greenfield performed with Kristen Bell at the Butterfly Ball for charity this past weekend. You can watch a short clip of the performance below:

Why We Have Zooey Deschanel’s Pregnancy to Thank for That Epic New Girl Proposal
Written by on May 27th, 2015

Here’s hoping New Girl threw Zooey Deschanel quite the baby shower!

In tonight’s epic season four finale (one of our favorite episodes of the show ever), one of the Fox sitcom’s main couples took a major step in their relationship: They got engaged! Warning, spoilers ahead!

That’s right, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) finally made good on the (five dollar addition to the douchebag jar worthy!) promise he made to Cece (Hannah Simone) when he first met her, asking, “Girl, will you marry me?” Cue the waterworks! But the couple’s surprise proposal, which you can re-watch and cry over below, almost went down in a completely different way, creator Liz Meriwether tells E! News.

Meriwether says the writers decided at the very beginning of the season that Cece and Schmidt would get engaged, but admits they weren’t sure what to do with the additional episode Fox had originally ordered. “I was so stressed out about the proposal because it just feels like this whole build-up to something,” she says. “There’s got to be, like, fireworks and a hot air balloon and a spaceship and whatever that was going to be. [Laughs.]”


Max Greenfield Will Be McDonald’s Sirloin Pitchman
Written by on May 9th, 2015

Hamburglar won’t be the only or even the primary pitchman for McDonald’s new Sirloin Third Pound burgers. In an exclusive interview with, McDonald’s VP-Marketing Joel Yashinsky laid out all the elements of the campaign and explained the thinking behind them.

Why use a children’s character to promote an adult, premium product like Sirloin Third Pound burgers?

Well, the Hamburglar is forever young. He resonates with many people of all ages. So we thought we’d have a little bit of fun. We want to show our brand as a modern, progressive burger company and there’s no better time than with the launch of a 100% sirloin burger to bring out the Hamburglar and engage in a fun way with customers.


Cece and Schmidt are finally together on New Girl, but will it be smooth sailing in Season 5?
Written by on May 9th, 2015

Tuesday night’s New Girl finale was one for the books. It seems like only yesterday we were flipping out over Nick and Jess’ first kiss. That was nothing compared to the latest New Girl finale, which saw Schmidt and Cece not only together, but engaged. That’s right. After last week’s epic tease that had us all thinking Schmidt was about to marry that horrible woman, Fawn, the New Girl finale offered up a nearly backbreaking twist to bring us something infinitely better. Even the cast didn’t know this was coming until several episodes into filming for Season 4. And, while we’re still not sure where Jess’ confetti cannon came from after Cece said yes, that hardly seems relevant. SchmeCe is getting married and we can’t wait.

Schmidt and Cece haven’t exactly had an easy go of things, though. He’s been chasing her since she rolled onto the scene, but she wasn’t always keen to let him in. When they finally ended up together, it was perfect… right up until it wasn’t. However, after much back and forth and a lot of unrequited love from both parties, they are finally on the same page. But for how long? After our initial excitement wore off, we were overcome with worry. New Girl showrunners seem to love to beat up on Cece and Schmidt. So, would Season 5 really see them together? Or would it pick up after yet another breakup?

“We seemingly pick up, you know, it’s not like the next day or anything,” Greenfield said. “But we jump right into some of the engagement and stuff.”

Greenfield also said not to be too concerned for any big shake-ups. Things might go awry, but it looks like Cece and Schmidt will finally get their happily ever after.


Max Greenfield of ‘New Girl’ is expecting his second child
Written by on April 28th, 2015

Who’s that girl? Or boy? It’s Schmidt! Max Greenfield is expecting his second child.

The scene-stealing “New Girl” star and his wife, Tess Sanchez, have another baby on the way, his rep confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

Greenfield, 34, and Sanchez are already parents to a little girl named Lilly, according to Us Weekly, which first reported the news.

The couple, who wed in 2008, welcomed that new girl back in 2010, before Greenfield broke out as the mononymous Schmidt — he of the pithy one-liners, personalized condoms, sparkling spray tanner and reason for the existence of the douchebag jar — on the Fox comedy with Zooey Deschanel.


New Girl Casts SNL’s Taran Killam as Jess’ Well-Pedigreed New Beau
Written by on April 9th, 2015

Saturday Night Live‘s Taran Killam is making a Tuesday-Night detour, landing a guest stint on Fox’s New Girl, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Killam will appear in an upcoming episode as Fred, Jess new beau who has the world’s most amazing parents (played by the equally-amazing Henry Winkler and Julie Haggerty).

His ‘rents are so awesome, in fact, that Jess considers not breaking up with him in order to remain close to mom and pops.

Killam shot his New Girl episode earlier this month during his SNL hiatus.