Damon Wayans Jr. will officially be a cast member on Fox's New Girl next season. THR reports that Wayans will be made a series regular at the start of season four, instead of being billed as a guest star, as he currently is. Wayans was originally set to be a series regular on New Girl back in 2011, when he acted in the pilot, but when his other show, Happy Endings, got a surprise second season renewal from ABC, he wasn't able to stick around. After Happy Endings was canceled, he was hired back on to New Girl for a six-episode arc that was extended into [...]
Well this doesn't look good. Two writers have filed a lawsuit in California federal court against the team behind Fox's hit show New Girl, claiming the series to be "blatant plagiarism" of a pilot they wrote in 2006. THR obtained a copy of the complaint filed against New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether, executive producer Peter Chernin, Fox, and talent agency WME in which screenwriting duo Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold demand money, creative credit, a public apology, and an injunction to stop all future filming and distribution of New Girl, then go on to illustrate a ton of striking similarities between the Fox show and their earlier [...]
Damon Wayans Jr. returned to New Girl this week, but it looks like he's going to be sticking around for a while. EW reports that the Happy Endings alum has committed to staying on for the rest of season three. He won't be billed as a full-time cast member; he'll be a special guest star instead. Wayans was a cast member in New Girl's pilot but was unable to appear in additional episodes when Happy Endings was given a surprise second season renewal by ABC. With Happy Endings now canceled, he returned to New Girl this week for what was originally supposed to be a six-episode [...]
The first episode of New Girl's third season is so good, so funny and weird and frantic and heartfelt that it's easy to forget what a tough episode it must have been to write. Last season the show finally moved beyond its original, not very enticing pitch in which Zooey Deschanel plays Zooey Deschanel in an impossibly lush loft. Season two of New Girl was, for me at least, the strongest sitcom of the year, but it ended with four of its five main characters embroiled in complex romantic situations.
The first episode takes place almost entirely outside that loft, that dreamlike industrial space of quirky furniture and huge [...]