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New Girl: Season 1 (2011-2012)




Critic Consensus: Zooey Deschanel 's offbeat style gets a worthy showcase in New Girl, and while It can get awfully cutesy at times, the show benefits from witty writing and a strong supporting cast.


Air date: Sep 20, 2011
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A sitcom centered on Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel), a twentysomething teacher who shares a loft in Los Angeles with three single guys. In the show's first series, Jess breaks up with her longtime boyfriend and moves in with her new roommates, which include law-school dropout Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) and womanizer Schmidt (Max Greenfield). The third loft mate, Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.), moves out after the pilot episode (due to Wayans returning to his "Happy Endings" series). He's replaced by … More


Lake Bell
as Amanda
Rachael Harris
as Tanya Lamontage
Phil Hendrie
as Joe Napoli
Kali Hawk
as Shelby
Joey King
as Brianna
David Neher
as Benjamin
Matt Besser
as Martin Fuller
Ajay Vidure
as Brendan
Angela McEwan
as Marjorie
Jack Axelrod
as Charlie
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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (20)

Deschanel proves she's truly an ensemble player, balancing Jess' flights of fancy with a relatable empathy for her TV buddies.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Us Weekly
Top Critic

I enjoyed this so much that every time a promo appears, I want to watch it all over again.

September 20, 2011 | Full Review…
TV Guide

Girl sets up a viable premise and introduces a strong set of supporting characters, which is just what you want from fall's most promising new series.

September 20, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
Top Critic

It's a wonderful comic performance in a role that's constructed equally out of Deschanel's screen persona and Meriwether's [creator] personal history.

September 20, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Deschanel has the same instant appeal America Ferrera had in ABC's Ugly Betty.

September 20, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Uncle Barky
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A series like New Girl has that It factor - Zooey Deschanel - which makes it something to let grow.

September 20, 2011 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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