‘New Girl’ boss teases season full of sex
New Girl will be hitting the reset button on its fourth season, bringing the show back to basics without the messiness of Nick and Jess’ relationship bogging down the Fox comedy.
Instead, all six of the show’s main characters are now single, providing a new wealth of comedy as they attempt to get back out there with various incoming guest-stars. “If you’re an actor and you want to have sex with one of the New Girl cast members, call Liz Meriwether to figure it out,” the show’s creator jokes of the new season.
But does that mean Nick and Jess are done for good? And will Schmidt and Cece get back together? Below, Meriwether teases what’s in store for the ragtag sextet:
Talk about where the new season is picking up.
We are picking up the show with the summer having gone by. So, Nick and Jess have been broken up for about four months. It’s just been the summer of weddings. Basically it was an idea for an episode that came from my own life of just looking at my kitchen and I have this magnetic blackboard that was just covered in wedding invitations, and just feeling like this is that time in their lives when everybody’s inviting you to housewarmings and baby showers and engagement parties and weddings. It’s just that feeling of all of them wondering for a second, “You know, am I moving forward in the right way or am I stuck behind a little bit?” They’ve been to 11 weddings in a row and this is the 12th and final wedding of the summer and Jess hasn’t hooked up with anybody since Nick. All the guys are pushing her to get back out there and get back in the game and helping her to take advantage of the easy sex that happens at weddings.
New Girl EPs Tease Bridal, Bruising, Biel-Filled Season 4 Premiere
It’s been a cruel, cruel summer for the lofties of Fox’s New Girl, who’ve endured wedding after wedding with little more than a refrigerator door full of save-the-dates to show for it.
But as Season 4 opens (Tuesday at 9/8c), the group’s long, nuptial nightmare is drawing to a much-desired close.
“We pick them up [as they're] about to attend the very last wedding of the season,” executive producer Brett Baer tells TVLine. And all of those champagne toasts and garter tosses have proven fertile romantic ground for some (Schmidt, Coach), not so much for others (Jess, Winston).
With cold weather only months away, “Schmidt charges everyone,” EP Dave Finkel says. “Everybody has to hook up” before winter (and the baggy clothes that come with it) sweep in to make things tougher.
But do the pals find wedded, er, bedded bliss? Read on as the EPs tease the tuxedo-wearing, chicken-dancing, rice-throwing season opener.
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New Girl Admits Childrens Hospitals’ Erinn Hayes as [Spoiler]‘s Lust Interest
Childrens Hospitals‘ Erinn Hayes is checking into New Girl — much to the delight of one of the show’s single guys.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Hayes has booked a Season 4 guest-stint on the Fox comedy as a lust interest for Damon Wayans Jr.’s Coach.
The actress-writer will play Ruth, the slightly ditzy and trashy school nurse who’s having an fling with Coach and doesn’t appreciate the new “no fraternization” policy that Jess — the Vice Principal — must enforce.
Coincidentally, this is the same episode that marks the arrival of the hot new science teacher, played by Once Upon a Time‘s Julian Morris.
New Girl‘s fourth season kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9/8c.
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‘New Girl’s’ Jake Johnson, Max Winkler Sell Crime Comedy to Fox
New Girl duo Jake Johnson and Max Winkler are expanding their relationship with Fox.
The network has handed out a script-plus-penalty commitment to comedy 100 Grand, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera project is described as an adrenaline-packed action comedy that centers on two guys who learn how to grow up in the most unexpected way: paying off a debt for a local crime boss.
Nick Thomas is on board to write the script and exec produce alongside Winkler and actor-producer Johnson via the duo’s 20th Century Fox Television-based Walcott Co. banner. 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, Oly Obst and Jonathan Berry also will executive produce.
100 Grand marks the latest sale to come from Johnson and Winkler’s Walcott banner, which the duo launched in July 2013.
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