Zooey Deschanel is taking to the small screen in New Girl, a comedy about a heartbroken young woman who moves in with the unlikeliest of roommates: guys (oh boy!). If the plot sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because you’re one of the six or seven unfortunate people who watched the TBS sitcom My Boys. Luckily, the similarities stop there.
Jess, played by Deschanel, is a lovably naïve nerd who frequently (and I mean frequently) treats the audience to little jingles. But once I fought the urge to find that cotton commercial on Youtube, I was hooked. The guys – Nick, Coach and Schmidt – are equally endearing in their own right. But New Girl’s strongest asset is its combination of genuinely touching moments and juvenile humor (Schmidt is referred to as “Schmidt-stain”).
However, it has been announced that one of the highlights of the cast, Damon Wayans Jr. (who plays Coach) will not be returning for the second episode. Wayans is to reprise his role on ABC’s Happy Endings, which was renewed for its second season. His character will be moving out of the apartment and replaced by actor Lamorne Morris.Damon Wayans Jr, Fox, New Girl, new series, premiere, Zooey Deschanel