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'New Girl': Does True American lead to true love in 'Cooler'?

So... That happened. Warning: You don't want to read this before watching "Cooler." Trust me.After a season and a half of ridiculous chemistry and apparent obliviousness, something actually happened between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) on "New Girl." And oh, did it happen!Not that it was easy to get to the big kiss that ended "Cooler." It took a woman's coat, a girl (guest star Brooklyn Decker) who only liked sad men, strange noises in the hallway, a Nick effigy made out of a melon... It also took a game of True American: Clinton-Style.Was it all worth it? It's hard to say. The kiss with which Nick surprised Jess at the end of the episode was the kind of momentous event that TV characters often ignore for many episodes, simply ratcheting up the tension in the meantime. There's also that wee issue that Jess is dating Sam (David Walton).We could be in for...

'New Girl' Star Max Greenfield on Snubbing Lorne Michaels (Video)

The "Saturday Night Live" superfan tells Jimmy Fallon that he chickened out while attempting to approach the creator of the iconic comedy show at the Emmys.

New Girl: Will Nick or Schmidt Win Brooklyn Decker's Heart?

What kind of woman is attracted to both Nick and Schmidt? New Girl will venture to answer that question Tuesday (9/8c on Fox) when the dynamic duo meet Brooklyn Decker 's Holly in a bar, where they'll discover there's a particular reason why she likes them both. To get the scoop, caught up with Decker, who also dishes on being part of the big strip True American episode:

New Girl Season 2 Episode 14 “Pepperwood”

New Girl  “Pepperwood” Season 2 Episode 14  airs Tuesday, Jan 22 2013 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: When Nick is convinced that one of Jess’ students is hiding a nefarious secret, he goes undercover in her adult night school class. Meanwhile, Winston has an embarrassing encounter with Cece, causing an examination of all the loft-mate’s peculiarities in the “Pepperwood” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Jan. 22 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. READ MORE...

Steve Howey to Romance Jess on New Girl

Steve Howey will soon catch the eye of Jessica Day on New Girl Season 2 . The actor ( Shameless ) will appear on a future episode of the Fox comedy as a a professional football player interviewed by Winston and then invited to Schmidt and Nick's “Tinfinity” party. You know, that shindig everyone throws to celebrate a decade of residing together. Look for Howey's Jax McTavish to interact with Jess at the bash, leaving us to wonder if she will have ended her relationship with Sam by the time this episode rolls around.

TV ratings: 'Private Practice' ends on an up note Tuesday and 'The Taste' starts OK

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013The series finale of "Private Practice" scored its best ratings in three months and helped ABC win a pretty quiet Tuesday night among adults 18-49. The network's culinary competition "The Taste" had an OK premiere, improving its 18-49 rating in each half-hour.Elsewhere, CBS easily won the night in viewers despite airing reruns the entire night. FOX's comedies were up a bit over last week, but "Go On" and "The New Normal" slid for NBC. The season finale of "Parenthood" was also down some, although it still led its hour in the 18-49 demographic.CBS drew 10.5 million viewers and a 6.8 rating/10 share in households in primetime, easily beating second-place ABC's 5.8 million viewers and 3.8/6. NBC (4.7 million, 3.1/5) finished third. FOX (3.4 million, 2.1/3) came in fourth for the night, and The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2) trailed.None of the networks managed to break a 2.0 rating in...

New Girl Exclusive: Jake Johnson on Being Like Charlie Brown, The Spiral of Nick

Yes, it's titled New Girl . But if you’re like me, you watch this sitcom just as much for Jess as for Schmidt, Winston and, of course, Nick, played by Jake Johnson. To which beloved comic character does the actor compare Nick? How will things go when Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker appears on next week’s episode? And will Nick and Jess ever be more than roommates? Johnson gave TV Fanatic some surprising answers when he sat down for a chat at the Fox All-Star Party last week...

'New Girl': Schmidt and Robby, a match made in CeCe-loving, d-bag heaven

It was kind of heartbreaking when Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and CeCe (Hannah Simone) couldn't make their relationship work on "New Girl." They were, after all, ridiculously cute.But there may now be a new relationship on the show to rival this one. Schmidt has teamed up with CeCe's other ex, Robby (Nelson Franklin), to win her back. In the process, the two white guys created a couple that may take "New Girl" to unexpected heights of adorableness. It's kind of funny how unexpected this is. After all, when CeCe broke things off with Robby in "Eggs," we all kind of forgot about the guy. There was too much Schmidt to love! We just didn't realize what we were missing -- Schmidt needed a bro, a comrade-in-arms. Their new alliance is brilliant: Meant to take down all other suitors, the duo will eventually, "Highlander"-style, be the final two left to win CeCe's heart.Will it work?According to...

New Girl Season 2 Episode 13 “A Father’s Love”

New Girl  “A Father’s Love” Season 2 Episode 13  airs Tuesday, Jan 15 2013 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: When Nick’s con-man father (guest star Farina) suddenly reappears, Jess tries her best to fix the two men’s relationship, despite Nick’s fears that he’s being used in another one of his dad’s gambling schemes. Meanwhile, Schmidt teams up with Robby to try to win back Cece in the all-new “A Father’s Love” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Jan. 15 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. READ MORE...

New Girl: Will Jess and Nick Finally Admit Their Feelings for One Another?

Nick and Jess fans may finally have something to be excited about! New Girl 's dynamic duo — who may be the new Ross and Rachel — will finally hit a turning point in their relationship, possibly taking steps towards the romance fans have been itching to see. But even if Nick ( Jake Johnson ) and Jess ( Zooey Deschanel ) do try, will their relationship work? sat down with Johnson to find out: