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Fox has granted early pick-ups to three of its comedies — New Girl, The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine — as well as its Kevin Bacon-fronted thriller The Following.
New Girl will return for a fourth season,Mindy and The Following were each picked up for a third cycle and the Golden Globe-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be back for a sophomore run.
Previously, Glee was renewed for Season 6 and Bones was picked up for Season 10. Additional Fox pickups will be announced at a later date.
Question: Do you have any New Girl spoilers on Schmidt and Cece? Please and thank you. —Tiffany
Ausiello: Cece’s going to hit it off with a new guy at the bar (Aussie actor James Frecheville of Animal Kingdom fame; pictured, right). There’s just one problem: He’s 10 years her junior — although it might not be too much of a problem since he’s sticking around for more than one episode.
#3.19 – “Fired Up” – Jess hires, then must immediately fire Coach as her school’s new volleyball coach. Meanwhile, Schmidt gets sued and enlists Nick and a procedural television-loving Winston to represent him at the deposition. Also, Cece catches the eye of a much younger man.
#3.18 – “Sister III” – When Jess moves into Nick’s bedroom, they both must deal with their complete lack of personal space. Meanwhile, Cece worries that Abby (guest star Linda Cardellini) is taking advantage of Schmidt, while Coach worries Cece is treating him like one of her girlfriends. Also, Winston struggles with physical fitness.
Hey, New Girl guys — have you checked out the newergirl?
TVLine has learned thatWhite Collar alum/girlfriend-of-Percy Jackson Alexandra Daddario will shake things up when she guest-stars on the Fox comedy.
Daddario will play Michelle, a — wait for it — “hot girl” who moves into the gang’s building with her roommate, and subsequently/naturally catches the attention of the fellas in the loft.
New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9/8c, where as of tonight it now leads into Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Daddario’s episode will air sometime in March.
The actress’ other TV credits include a recurring run on HBO’s True Detective and an arc on Parenthood.
Fox has put in development Queen Of Everything, a half-hour animated comedy executive produced by Zooey Deschanel and Sophia Rossi via their Miss Hawkins banner. It hails from 20th Century Fox TV where Miss Hawkins has a first-look deal. Written/executive produced by Ali Waller (American Dad, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon), Queen Of Everything is a workplace comedy set in a modern fairytale world. It centers on an evil queen who comes into power and realizes that running a Queendom isn’t easy when you have no people skills and everyone hates you. With the help of her staff, she’ll try to change her ways. This development season, Deschanel and Rossi sold projects to Fox and NBC.
The Schmidt’s about to hit the fan on The Mindy Project.
New Girl scene-stealer Max Greenfield will guest star in an episode of The Mindy Project later this season, TVLine has confirmed.
Despite what my cheeky headline and lede implies, Greenfield will not be playing Schmidt. He will portray Lee, a hot player at a bar who is up to no good. (Hmm… sounds like Schmidt to me.)
The Mindy Project returns with new episodes on April 1; Greenfield’s guest appearance is tentatively slated to air April 22.
After the pigskin comes the purple velvet.
As we previously reported, Prince is hosting a shindig Sunday night, and the New Girl gang is (mostly) invited! Jake Johnson, who plays Nick, talked with EW about the Artist Once Again Known As Prince, promising he will play a central role in another step forward for live-in lovahs Nick and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) — and that’s before the guest headliner performs a new original song to close out the episode.
Meanwhile, L.A. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros also show up for a house party that leaves any bash from 1999 in its dust. Let’s go crazy, shall we? Click through for your exclusive First Look at the loftmates’ epic evening.
The night begins when Jess and Cece (Hannah Simone) score invites to The Purple One’s mansion. As you can see above, when Nick and his buddies decide to crash, it doesn’t work out so well. Previews Johnson, “Nick gets drunk — I went Method on that one — because the party’s a bust. Then he sees the models, but he’s all focused on Jess so he’s just really rude to the models.”
Not long after the confetti freezes to the turf at MetLife Stadium and a few lucky players are coerced into announcing a trip to Disney World on camera, Fox will premiere an episode of New Girl to what will likely garner its biggest audience ever.
The team behind the third-year comedy, which got the green light for the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot almost nine months ago, has been prepping the episode since they found out — though they tweaked plans accordingly when Prince made himself available.
Prince — that’s Purple Rain, pride of Minneapolis, sometimes a symbol Prince — reached out to the New Girl producers earlier this season after they had first tried to recruit him for a cameo in 2013. The resulting collaboration, which will include the rock icon performing a tune with New Girl star (and She & Him frontwoman) Zooey Deschanel, is a semi-surreal turn for the comedy that creator Liz Meriwether says is more about wish fulfillment than anything they’ve tackled before.
#3.16 – “Sister” – Jess’ wild-child sister, Abby (guest star Linda Cardellini), pays a visit and immediately throws the loft into disarray. Meanwhile, Schmidt enlists Nick to be his wingman in crashing a bar mitzvah and Winston throws a dinner party with Bertie (guest star Jessica Chaffin), which turns awkward when only Cece and Coach attend.