'New Girl' Absent Until November to Give More Time for 'X Factor'


'New Girl' Absent Until November to Give More Time for 'X Factor'


FOX will bench original episodes of the Zooey Deschanel-starring series to expand Simon Cowell's new singing competition show from ninety minutes to two hours.

Having just broadcast three episodes, "New Girl" will be off the air until November. FOX has changed its October schedule to expand "The X Factor (US)" from ninety minutes to two hours, leading to three-week absence of the new favorite comedy series.

The first original episode to be shelved is a Wednesday special "Cece Crashes" which was planned to air on October 12. "Naked", which was supposed to air on October 18, is also pulled out of the line-up, while the network had previously decided to pre-empt the October 25 episode of "New Girl" for the new reality show from Simon Cowell.

"New Girl" recently added another actress to the cast ensemble. Former "Party Down" star Lizzy Caplan has been booked for a three-episode arc to play Julia Baker, a love interest for Jake Johnson's Nick. She is described as a highly educated young woman with a master's degree in art history and a highly cultured manner.

As for the U.S. version of "X Factor", it enters Judges' Houses stage this week where the 32 finalists, who are split into four groups, visit their mentors' homes. A week afterward, four of each team will be sent home.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    Gmama
    Oct 12, 2011

    Oh no! I love love 'The New Girl'! Please bring it back SOON!

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'Going Into Hiding' as She and Jay-Z Are 'Signatures Away From a Divorce'
  2. Kylie Jenner Goes Makeup Free During a Day Out With Tyga
  3. Report: Michael Strahan Begging to Return to 'Live! with Kelly' After Feud With 'GMA' Co-Host
  4. Beyonce's Ex Manager Reveals How the Singer Is Trying to Save Her Marriage to Jay-Z
  5. Madonna's Malawi Twins' Father Says He Didn't Realize the Adoption Was Permanent
  6. Stella Maxwell Shows Off Her Pert Derriere in Cheeky Hotpants
  7. Angelina Jolie Finally Breaks Silence on Brad Pitt Split: We Will Always Be a Family
  8. Brad Pitt Acknowledges Angelina Jolie's 'Crush' on Jared Leto
  9. Portia de Rossi 'Livid' Over Ellen DeGeneres Putting Their House on Sale
  10. Kourtney Kardashian Hugs Mystery Man as Scott Disick Remains MIA

CELEBS PHOTO