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'New Girl' Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

January 18, 2014 10:01:18

"" is at the center of a new copyright infringement lawsuit. Two screenwriters, Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold, filed the lawsuit in California federal court on Thursday, January 16, claiming that the FOX hit comedy series was ripped off from their work.

The plaintiffs claim the sitcom was based on their script for 2006's pilot "Square One". The proposed pilot itself was based on "Stephanie's real-life experience when she discovered her husband was having an affair, leading her to move into a three-man bachelor pad," the lawsuit says.

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'New Girl' Finds Jess' Sister in 'ER' Alumna Linda Cardellini

December 17, 2013 03:12:51

has landed another bad-girl role. The actress, best known for her playing Lindsay Weir on "Freaks and Geeks" and Samantha Taggart on "", is set to guest star as Jess' sister on "".

The role is said to be a recurring one and she will make her debut appearance in a February episode. will also reprise her role as Jess' mother in the said outing.

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'New Girl' Taps Prince for Post-Super Bowl Episode

December 13, 2013 10:12:15

"" is bringing in in an upcoming episode. The "Purple Rain" singer has been tapped to appear on the Fox comedy's post-Super Bowl episode as himself.

Prince will cause drama between fan-favorite couple Nick and Jess. According to several reports, the episode will center around Prince's infamous star-studded house parties and may feature a live performance from the singer.

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Damon Wayans Jr.'s Coach Stays on 'New Girl' for the Rest of the Season

November 07, 2013 01:11:50

has extended his stay on "". The actor was initially tapped to recur in four episodes of the hit comedy series, but now has inked a deal to appear as a special guest star for the rest of the season.

Wayans Jr. was cast as Coach in "New Girl" pilot but could not continue on the show when his sitcom "" scored an unlikely renewal from ABC. After "Happy Endings" was canceled in May, Wayans Jr. booked a trip back to the FOX series, reprising his role as the gruff roommate of Schmidt and Nick.

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'New Girl' Season 3 Promo Teases Nick and Jess' Mexican Getaway

September 02, 2013 02:09:47

A "" promo for season 3 has landed online, sharing more adorkable moments that will happen to the four roommates. After officially dating, Nick and Jess will embark on a trip to Mexico that will soon become a "law-breaking adventure" for the couple.

As seen in the video, Nick is arrested on a beach just after he declares Mexico as "the most trouble-free place in the world." Jess returns to their apartment alone to get his passport and later Winston gets tasered by a Mexican police officer.

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Netflix Lands Exclusive Rights to Stream 'New Girl'

July 03, 2013 09:07:24

"" is coming to Netflix. The company has entered into an exclusive multi-year streaming deal to broadcast the FOX sitcom with the first season available starting on July 1. Subsequent seasons of the show will be available immediately after the broadcast season is complete, marking one of the earliest arrivals of a television series on Netflix.

" 'New Girl' has proven to be the biggest breakout sitcom hit of the season and we are thrilled to be able offer it so quickly to our U.S. subscribers," Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement released on Monday. "We know our members love comedies and that they'll enjoy watching all the current and future episodes of 'New Girl' whenever and wherever they want."

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Taylor Swift Meets 'New Girl' in First-Look Photo

May 02, 2013 02:05:49

will lend her star power to "" for the show's season 2 finale. First look at her guest appearance on the show has now landed online via Entertainment Weekly, showing her encounter with 's Jess.

The country music beauty will cameo as Elaine, a guest at Cece's () wedding. Showrunner Liz Meriwether doesn't reveal what brings Swift to Cece and Shivrang's (Satya Bhabha) nuptials, but admits, "I'm a huge fan of her. I was fully geeking out about meeting [Swift]. I didn't go to meet her right away because I kind of had to compose myself - there's a 14-year-old girl inside of me."

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Taylor Swift Invited to 'New Girl' Season Finale

March 29, 2013 12:03:17

has scored a guest-starring stint on "". The country music beauty will play a character named Elaine, an "important guest" at the wedding of Cece () and Shivrang (Satya Bhabha), in the show's season 2 finale which is set to air May 14, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Swift is scheduled to tape her scene next week during a break of her Red Tour. Though she has never appeared on the FOX sitcom before, her name was mentioned several times on the show, including when Schmidt () said he was going through a "Taylor Swift-like range of emotions" after breaking up with Cece. 's Jess also said she "just wanted to listen to Taylor Swift alone" after splitting with Dr. Sam ().

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'New Girl' Creator: Jess and Nick's Big Moment Will Complicate Their Relationship

January 30, 2013 02:01:03

After one-and-a-half season, fans' speculation about the romantic tension between Jess and Nick was officially addressed on "". In the latest episode of the FOX comedy series, [SPOILER ALERT!] the dorky girl and the bartender shared a passionate kiss. He didn't want their first kiss to be a causality of True American game, so he picked a right moment later that night to grab her and planted a smooch on her lips.

After the episode aired, creator Liz Meriwether reveals the kiss almost didn't happen. "There is actually an early draft of the script where he just says, 'Not like this,' and then they didn't kiss at the end," she shares. Meriwether and the writers later changed the script just a week before shooting.

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'New Girl' Casts Brenda Song in Recurring Role

December 11, 2012 01:12:24

Former Disney star will be hanging out with "". The 24-year-old actress has landed a recurring role on the FOX hit comedy series as a possible love interest for Lamorne Morris' Winston.

Called Daisy, the character is described as an intense and hugely competitive young woman who dislikes "quitters." According to Entertainment Weekly, she sets her eyes on Winston after seeing him strike out with Holly, who will be portrayed by guest star .

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First Look at Jess' Parents on 'New Girl'

November 15, 2012 08:11:42

"" has given a sneak peek at Jess' family reunion in a photo, debuting the first look at her parents. Taken from an upcoming Thanksgiving episode, the picture shows being sandwiched between and Rob Reiner who play Jess' mother and father respectively.

Jess' parents have "been divorced for a really long time" and "haven't really seen each other in a while," creator Liz Meriwether tells TV Guide. When they come for a Thanksgiving dinner, Jess "tries to 'Parent Trap' them. She tries to get them back together."

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'New Girl' Photo Teases Schmidt's Kinky Relationship With His Boss

October 31, 2012 02:10:17

"" sets a ""-like storyline for Schmidt and has previewed it in form of photos. Making their way out via Entertainment Weekly, the pictures see the womanizer being dominated by his new boss, portrayed by guest star .

Her kinky sexual act, of course, involves lace as seen in one of the images, which features Schmidt showing no sign of resistance when he is tied up by Gugino's Emma. The other shot, meanwhile, features her holding Schmidt's face close to hers.

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'New Girl' Casts Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis as Jess' Parents

September 15, 2012 11:09:36

"" fans will finally meet Jess' father and mother in the show's upcoming season. Rob Reiner and have been cast in the roles of Joan and Bob, the divorced parents of 's character. They will first appear in a Thanksgiving episode, and Jess will make use of the opportunity to reunite them.

Additionally, Entertainment Weekly learns that the show has also tapped to play Schmidt's new boss, Emma. Described as a mild-mannered woman who turns out to be a high-powered sex freak, she enters a kinky, "Fifty Shades of Grey"-esque relationship with Schmidt. Gugino is billed for a three-episode arc which will start with the seventh episode set to air in November.

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'New Girl' 1.09 Preview: Schmidt Is Sexy Santa

December 09, 2011 12:12:27

Schmidt channels his inner Santa Claus in the upcoming episode of "". However, instead of sporting a big belly and thick beard, he will bare his chest and rocks short pants while girls are lining up to take pictures with him.

On their first Christmas together, Jess, her boyfriend Paul, and her roommates will attend Schmidt's holiday office party. Winston is not too impressed by a small gift from Nick, while Jess frets when she receives an expensive gift from Paul.

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Ryan Kwanten Bumps Into 'New Girl' on Valentine's Day

December 06, 2011 11:12:48

has landed a "" role. The Australian actor, who is best known for his role as Sookie's brother Jason Stackhouse on "", will guest star in a Valentine's Day episode of FOX's new comedy series.

In the episode, 's Jess hopes to celebrate her first Valentine's Day in six years as a single girl with a meaningless one-night stand. To achieve her goal, she drags 's Schmidt to a bar as her wingman.

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'New Girl' 1.07 Preview: Silly Dance and Toilet Clash

November 24, 2011 03:11:39

Jess and the guys are goofing around at a party in next week's "". Donning formal suits, Schmidt, Nick and Coach show silly moves along with Jess who seemingly embraces the music while other guests look bewildered.

Back at their apartment, Nick and Schmidt engage in class warfare when the toilet breaks and they each have their own idea of how to get it fixed. Schmidt, however, loses his cool and accuses Nick of using his conditioner. Wanting it back, he tells Nick, "I'm squezzing it out of your hair."

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

October 11, 2011 08:10:27

Having just broadcast three episodes, "" will be off the air until November. FOX has changed its October schedule to expand "" 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 .

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Zooey Deschanel's 'New Girl' Gets Full Season Order

September 29, 2011 08:09:48

FOX has given a full TV season order for "" after broadcasting just two episodes of the new series. The network ordered additional 11 episodes of the -starring comedy, bringing its season 1 order to 24 episodes and making it the first freshman which gets full season pickup this fall.

"We love the charming Zooey Deschanel and the entire cast, we're knocked out with the work that Liz Meriwether and the whole staff is doing and we are really psyched about the upcoming episodes in the pipeline," FOX president Kevin Reilly said on Wednesday, September 28. "It's great that audiences have responded so positively so far and we're confident that even more people will embrace the show - and more comedy on FOX - this season."

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'New Girl' Has Strong Debut as 'Glee' Slips

September 22, 2011 08:09:30

It seems that people at home are more interested in something fresh. FOX's new show "" made an impressive performance on its debut night with 10.1 million total viewers (4.8 rating) tuning in the episode which aired on Tuesday, September 20 while its lead-in, popular series "", only drew 8.7 million viewers (3.8 rating).

"New Girl" total audience was up 36% compared to the one garnered by the premiere of "" in September 2010 which was led by the "Glee" second season opener. Its rating in demo also showed a 55% bump, marking the highest-rated fall sitcom debut in a decade for FOX.

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Justin Long Lands 'New Girl' Role

September 02, 2011 03:09:50

"" has found the love interest for 's character. The new comedy series, which will debut September 20 at 9 P.M. on FOX, has cast as Paul, a music teacher and a suitor for Deschanel's Jessica Day.

The Alex of "" will start appearing on the show in the sixth episode, and recur in other two episodes. This marks his first major TV role since his breakthrough gig on NBC's "Ed".

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