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'New Girl' Tackles Birthday Disappointment (Video)

The course of Jess ( Zooey Deschanel ) and Nick's ( Jake Johnson ) relationship continues to get crowd-sourced on New Girl . The Jan. 21 episode, "Birthday," finds the couple's loft mates trying to help Nick plan Jess' birthday festivities. Apparently just throwing a party is not enough. "We wanted to finally do an episode about Jess' birthday," says episode writer Kim Rosenstock . "Your first birthday as a couple is always a big milestone... so over the course of the episode we see her struggle with wanting to believe that she can be cool with not having anything for her birthday."  Read More...   //

'New Girl' Super Bowl photos: Prince and 'Party Time'

"New Girl" has the post-Super Bowl slot for 2014, and the comedy is making the most of its scheduling by bringing in Prince as a guest star. Check out photos for the "Party Time" episode here.Something about Jess' arrival startles the guys.Later on, Nick (Jake Johnson) needs some help to get home.At the big party -- which Prince attends -- Nick and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) have to have a serious talk.They go outside, because it's that serious.Unfortunately, Prince joins them.The Prince-starring episode of "New Girl" follows the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2 on FOX.... //

'New Girl' Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Two writers allege that series creator Elizabeth Meriwether, pilot director Jake Kasdan and FOX stole their idea for the Zooey Deschanel-starring sitcom. Read More... //

'The Goldbergs' Hits a 14-Week High and Beats Fox's 'New Girl' for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49

During the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2.2/6) took second place.  Read More... //

'New Girl' Brings Jess and Coach Together With Basketball (Video)

Six episodes into his New Girl return, Coach ( Damon Wayans Jr .) has yet to really bond with Jess ( Zooey Deschanel ). The pair aim to remedy that with the Jan. 14 episode, "Basketsball," though not without offending other people in the loft. "We're trying to find a balance where Jess trying to be friends with Coach through sports created some kind of conflict with Nick [ Jake Johnson ]," says New Girl writer Rebecca Addelman in a behind-the-scenes look at the episode, "and we landed on a sex standoff."  Read More...   //

'New Girl' to welcome Prince for Super Bowl episode

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall writes about the casting of Prince, Dean Winters, joe Theismann and Fred Armisen as guest stars in the post-Super Bowl episodes of "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."  Read More... //

New Girl Season 3 Episode 12 “Basketsball”

New Girl  “Basketsball” Season 3 Episode 12 airs Tuesday, January 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  New Girl Season 3 Episode 12 “Basketsball” – Jess does a full-court press to solidify her friendship with Coach. But Nick goes on defense when they bond over his rival basketball team. Meanwhile, Schmidt is assigned to mentor a much older new hire at work and Winston discovers a new career path in the all-new “Basketsball” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Jan. 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... //

'New Girl' Doles Out Career Advice in Flashback-Heavy Return (Video)

New Girl returns from a long winter's nap on Tuesday night for a flashback-heavy episode about how the gang found their way to their current careers. For Nick ( Jake Johnson ), the least gainfully employed of the group, this means a little illumination on how he came to drop out of law school for a life behind the bar. "Jess [ Zooey Deschanel ] comes to see him and what he does a little bit differently," says episode writer Berkley Johnson in this behind-the-scenes look at the series. "Him being a bartender isn't sort of the stopgap that we assumed."   Read More...   //

When does 'Pretty Little Liars' Season 4b premiere? Plus 'Agents of SHIELD,' 'New Girl' and more TV returns

Just who is buried in Ali's grave now that we know the devious teenager is alive? We just might find out when "Pretty Little Liars" returns for the second half of Season 4 on Tuesday (Jan. 7) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. Immediately following the premiere, "Ravenswood" kicks off the second half of Season 1 with Caleb returning to the spooky town after a quick trip to Rosewood, still dealing with having briefly died.Also returning to TVs after a quick holiday break is "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC) with "The Magical Place," which sees Coulson uncover vital information about the mystery of his death. With Centipede out for blood, however, knowledge will almost certainly lead to danger."New Girl" (9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX) returns with "Clavado En Un Bar," which features the gang reminiscing how they each landed their current jobs as Jess finds herself with only 20 minutes... //

'New Girl' photos: High-flying poster and strange hints from upcoming episodes

"New Girl" Season 3 is coming back in 2014, and there are fittingly photos from upcoming episodes and a new poster to celebrate that. All of the images seem rather strange. But that works for the show.The first episode back is "Stuck in the Bar," airing on Tuesday, Jan. 7 seems to involve quite a few flashbacks. Back in the day, Winston (Lamorne Morris), for example, had a rather odd hairstyle.Schmidt (Max Greenfield), meanwhile, was a candy-striper.He also sold Christmas trees ... To a rabbi?All of this likely comes up after Jess (Zooey Deschanel) has to share a classroom with another teacher (guest star Brian Posehn) and might leave her job.On Jan. 14, the "TBD" episode finds Jess and Nick (Jake Johnson) sharing a bed. At least that seems set.They're still together a week later when it's time to celebrate Jess' "Birthday."Even if they go to the wrong party ...Does the show's new poster... //