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Fox Renews 'The Following,' 'New Girl,' 'Mindy Project,' 'Raising Hope'

Fox has ordered a second season of the new Kevin Bacon serial killer drama "The Following" and the freshman comedy "The Mindy Project," as well as new seasons of the sitcoms "New Girl" and "Raising Hope." "New Girl" will return for a third season, and "Raising Hope" for a fourth. http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/fox-renews-following-new-girl-mindy-project-raising-hope-80031

Dermot Mulroney Returning to New Girl

Jess is about to get a blast from her past: Dermot Mulroney is set to reprise his Season 1 role on New Girl , TVGuide.com has confirmed. Mulroney... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Dermot-Mulroney-New-Girl-1062127.aspx?rss=breakingnews

New Girl Season 2 Episode 18 “TinFinity”

New Girl  “TinFinity” Season 2 Episode 18  airs Tuesday, Feb 26 2013 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: Jess catches  the eye of a professional football player (guest star  Steve Howey, “Shameless”), with whom Winston landed an exclusive interview for his radio station. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt argue over the planning of their “TinFinity” party celebrating their tenth anniversary of living together, and Cece gets a surprise offer in the all-new “TinFinity” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Feb. 26 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. READ MORE...

'New Girl,' 'Mindy Project' to get 'American Idol' boost from FOX

"American Idol" may not be the ratings monster it once was, but it's still a power player for FOX and the network hopes to capitalize on that with a one-night-only special airing of comedies "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" after "Idol" on Thursday, April 4.The "New Girl" episode "Date Night" features Jess (Zooey Dechanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) attempting to go on a "first date." "The Mindy Project" episode "Mindy's Birthday" features Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) throwing Mindy (Mindy Kaling) a surprise party."New Girl" and "Mindy" typically air on Tuesdays, where the former has struggled to match its Season 1 ratings and the latter has simply struggled. But both comedies have devoted and deserved followings among fans and TV critics, so FOX probably figures a potential audience boost from "Idol" can't hurt.It also gives FOX the chance to test how a show other than "Glee" fares in the 9 p.m. post-"Idol" timeslot. Season 4 of... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/new-girl-mindy-project-to-get-american-idol-boost-from-fox.html

New Girl Season 2 Episode 17 “Parking Spot”

New Girl  “Parking Spot” Season 2 Episode 17 airs Tuesday, Feb 19 2013 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis : When Schmidt discovers a previously unknown, yet highly-coveted parking spot, Jess and the roommates  battle it out to see who will get to use it. Meanwhile, Winston has a hard time finding a condom when he gets an impromptu invitation from Daisy (guest star Brenda Song) in the all-new “Parking Spot” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Feb. 19 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. READ MORE...

'New Girl' Casts More of Nick's Dysfunctional Family

Following news of Margo Martindale's addition as Mrs. Miller, the Fox comedy continues to beef up guests for an upcoming trip to the character's native Chicago. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/kPJctRqLFhE/story01.htm

'New Girl': Emmy-winner Margo Martindale cast as Nick's mother

We have already met Nick's father -- a con man played by Dennis Farina -- on "New Girl." And soon we will be meeting up with the man's mother. As it turns out, Mrs. Miller will be played by Emmy-winner Margo Martindale ("Justified," "The Americans").Who is this lady who begat Nick (Jake Johnson)?Audiences will meet Nick's mother in a March episode when the roommates travel to Chicago (as first reported by EW.com). There, the friends will be surprised to learn that -- compared to the rest of his family -- Nick is actually a pretty responsible and mature person.Yes, Mom is that nutty.The lady is described as extremely emotional and rather stubborn. Unfortunately for Jess (Zooey Deschanel), Nick's mom isn't such a fan. Whether or not Nick and Jess manage to have a relationship of any sort by this point, at least one member of the Miller fan will not approve.Margo Martindale won the... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/new-girl-emmy-winner-margo-martindale-cast-as-nicks-mother.html

'New Girl': The aftermath of a kiss in 'Table 34'

Jess and Nick kissed. It happened. That first kiss is over. So what happens next? If you guessed "Indian marriage convention," then congratulations -- you are far more perceptive than most. That, or you're far more in-tune with the insanity that is "New Girl." Because an Indian marriage convention is exactly what we get in "Table 34."The road to "Table 34"We can guess why procreation-obsessed Cece (Hannah Simone) would be at the convention. After all, she wants to find a good, stable husband to father her children ASAP. She's the easy one. As for the others...Jess: Of course Cece is the first to know about the kiss between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson). And because Jess chooses to obsess about said kiss (and rightly so), Cece brings her friend along to the convention.Schmidt: He finds out that Cece would be there. And where Cece goes, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) follows. In a turban.Nick... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/new-girl-the-aftermath-of-a-kiss-in-table-34.html

'New Girl' casting: Odette Annable will play Nick's new girlfriend

If you were hoping for a quick happily ever after following the epic kiss between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) on "New Girl," this news is really, really going to disappoint you. The FOX comedy has cast Odette Annable in the recurring role of Nick's girlfriend.Sorry.Annable, best known for her roles on "House," "Breaking In" and "Brothers and Sisters," will play the character of Shane, according to TVLine. Shane comes into Nick's life when she is hired as the new manager at the bar. A graduate of management school, Shane is basically the anti-Nick -- efficient and perky. Of course Nick has to fall for her.Annable is expected to appear in several episodes of "New Girl" this spring, indicating that this particular romance is more than just a one-night stand.Where does this leave Jess and Nick? Without giving too much away, let's just say that the pair will not be going straight... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/new-girl-casting-odette-annable-will-play-nicks-new-girlfriend.html

New Girl Season 2 Episode 16 “Table 34?

New Girl  “Table 34? Season 2 Episode 16  airs Tuesday, Feb 5 2013 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: The gang attends a marriage convention, where Cece hopes to find a prospective husband – even as Schmidt hopes to win her back. Meanwhile, Winston’s mojo returns, and Jess and Nick get put in a compromising position in front of Dr. Sam (guest star David Walton) in the all-new “Table 34” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Feb. 5 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX READ MORE...
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