'New Girl' Star Zooey Deschanel Dishes on Fashion, Being Famous and Playing Jess

It's been a good weekend for Zooey Deschanel, the lovable hipster darling who plays leading lady Jess on New Girl . After she played Mary Kate Olsen in a Saturday Night Live sketch "Bein' Quirky with Zooey Deschanel" in February, the skit returned last Saturday with Abby Elliott reprising her role as Deschanel (and Kristen Wiig and host Sophia Vergara showcasing impressive accents to portray their roles as Drew Barrymore and Fran Drescher, respectively), showing Deschanel's appeal is still strong, even if it inspires satire. Her hit show was also just renewed for a second season and the eccentric actress-singer is also set to feature on the cover of Marie Claire's May issue (to be released on April 17). The early accounts of her interview reveal some interesting tidbits about the New Girl star -- read on for more details.

'Glee,' 'New Girl,' 'Raising Hope' renewed by FOX

In what seems like a no-brainer move, FOX has renewed "Glee," "New Girl" and "Raising Hope" for the 2012-2013 season. Well, the "Raising Hope" decision was a little less obvious but great news nonetheless for the network's Tuesday night comedy lineup.While there has been very public speculation about "Glee" Season 4 and what it will look like -- who will be back? How will they incorporate the graduating seniors? -- there was never a doubt that it would return. Now the news is official."New Girl," the breakout comedy hit of the season, will come back for Season 2, while "Raising Hope" earned a Season 3."Over the past season, 'New Girl' has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; 'Raising Hope' has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and 'Glee' has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon," says FOX's entertainment president Kevin Reilly...

TV ratings: 'Dancing with the Stars' up a bit, 'The Voice' takes 18-49, 'New Girl' slips

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, March 27, 2012CBS'"NCIS" rerun kept ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" clips show out of the top spot for the 8 p.m. slot, though the ABC show did take the lead -- and a slight bump over last week -- in its second hour with its results show, ahead of an "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun and FOX's "The Voice," which won out for the 18-49 demo. "New Girl" was down a bit again this week, coming in third once again for the 18-49 demographic in its time slot. "Fashion Star" mostly held steady, while "Body of Proof" was up over last week.ABC won for total viewers for the night with 11.89 million and a 7.8 rating/13 share in households. CBS came in second (8.9 million, 6.0/10) with NBC third (6.26 million, 4.0/5). FOX had 3.57 million viewers (2.1/3) and The CW got 832,000 million (0.6/1).NBC and ABC tied for the 18-49 demographic for the night with a 2.2, while FOX got a...

In Praise of the New New Girl

Whoo whoo! We are loving the new Jess! When New Girl started, Fox's favorite misfit roomie was totally adorable (not gonna use that other word), but pretty odd. Like "socially stunted" weird. The kind of klutzy, sexually reversed freakish oddity who could only exist in hipster-porn fan-fic and on TV. And even there, her shelf-life seemed limited. How on Earth could we invest long-term in unicorn-flavored pin-up who was a just a few animated pixels away from being a Pixar creation?

'New Girl': Jess Declares No More Secrets

After Winston cracks and tells the worst keeper of secrets on the show, it was mere moments before Jess learned that Cece was sleeping with Schmidt on " New Girl " (Tue., 9p.m. ET on Fox). While no one took the news well -- they simply can't fathom why a hot model like Cece would want to have sex with Schdmit, of all people -- it was particularly difficult for Jess. For her, it was a betrayal of their lifelong friendship. It was Cece keeping secrets from her, when Jess never keeps any secrets from Cece. So Jess laid down the law and declared that there would be no more secrets in the household. However, she should have thought that one through a little more. One by one in quick succession, the guys all admitted that they'd had sexual fantasies involving Jess. It was all too much to bear, and she quickly re-authorized the keeping of secrets. And then decided that she had to dress up in full winter gear to hide as much of her face and body as possible. What she ultimately learned, though, was that secrets aren't necessarily a bad thing, and that the main reason Cece was keeping Schmidt a secret, was that despite herself she was developing real feelings for him, and wasn't sure yet how to deal with that. She's still not. See how things develop as "New Girl" continues on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

New Seasons Announced for ‘Glee’, ‘Raising Hope’ and ‘New Girl’

The Fox network has announced that they have picked up new season of the hit musical series  Glee , as well as the comedy  series  Raising Hope   and  New Girl . Kevin Reilly, the President of Entertainment at the Fox Broadcasting Company made the exciting announcement, letting fans know that their favorite shows will be sticking around. “Over the past season, ‘New Girl’ has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; ‘Raising Hope’ has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and ‘Glee’ has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon. All three of these comedies add a fresh and distinctive flavor to our Tuesday nights, and I’m really happy to bring them back to our air next season.” Read More...  

New Girl “Normal” Episode 20

New Girl  “Normal” Episode 19  airs Tuesday, April 10 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  A nervous Jess invites Russell to spend the weekend at the loft, and her fears are amplified when he gets along better with the guys than she hoped. Meanwhile, Winston begins work at a sports radio station, but quickly finds out his  boss  is more of a shock jock, and Nick tries to make an invention from his “Idea Notebook” into a reality in the all-new “Normal” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 10 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...  

New Girl “Secrets” – A Coming Out Party

New Girl  “Secrets” Episode 19 airs Tuesday, April 3 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  While training for a marathon , Jess discovers that Cece has been keeping a secret from her, and their friendship is put to the test. Meanwhile, Winston can’t handle being the only one  who knows about Cece and Schmidt, and Nick reluctantly asks for Schmidt’s help as he tries to juggle dating two women at once in the all-new “Secrets” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 3 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...  

'New Girl' Episode 1.19 Photos: 'Secrets' Revealed

As the title of the episode indicates, secrets kept amongst the group (like Schmidt and Cece's relationship) will bring conflict when they come to surface. Don't miss "Secrets," airing on Tuesday, April 3 at 9pm on FOX.

'New Girl' Actress Rachael Harris Lands 'Suits' Gig (Exclusive)

  New Girl  and  The Hangover  actress  Rachael Harris  is heading to  Suits. The actress has signed on to guest star in the third episode of the USA Network drama's second season, The Hollywood Reporter  has learned exclusively, and her character may be causing problems for Pearson Hardman's very own junior partner Louis ( Rick Hoffman ). Harris, who stars in indie drama  Natural Selection and is among the cast members in  Ben Falcone 's CBS comedy pilot ,  will play a representative from Harvard Law whom Louis must dissuade from rescinding law firm Pearson Hardman's recruiting privileges. Read More...