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.
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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
|Premiere Date:||Sep 20, 2011|
|Executive Producers:||Elizabeth Meriwether, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jake Kasdan, Dave Finkel, Brett Baer|
|Producers:||Megan Mascena Gaspar, Elizabeth Meriwether, Peter Chernin, Lynn Shelton, John Hamburg, Zooey Deschanel, Katherine Pope, Donick Cary, Jason Winer, Daniel Attias, Jake Kasdan, Dave Finkel, J.J. Philbin, Troy Miller, Jesse Peretz, Brett Baer, Dana Fox, Michael Spiller, Tristram Shapeero, Tucker Gates, Peyton Reed, Nanette Burstein|
as Jess Day
as Tanya Lamontage
as Joe Napoli
as Martin Fuller
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Deschanel proves she's truly an ensemble player, balancing Jess' flights of fancy with a relatable empathy for her TV buddies.
I enjoyed this so much that every time a promo appears, I want to watch it all over again.
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.
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.
Deschanel has the same instant appeal America Ferrera had in ABC's Ugly Betty.
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