Zooey Deschanel's production company Hello Giggles, which she formed with Rivka Rossi off of their website of the same name, is getting into movies. Deadline reports that Hello Giggles has sold its first movie to a studio. Called Sister-In-Law, it's written by Sarah Heyward, who's been a writer on HBO's Girls since it began. The story follows a woman meeting her boyfriend's family and struggling to get along with her weird sister-in-law. Hello Giggles recently sold two shows to NBC, but this is their first movie venture.
Back in 2011, I was skeptical about New Girl. It’s no surprise that a sitcom built to showcase Zooey Deschanel’s cutesy-cool charm might suffer some initial snap judgments, and I’ll admit, it took a few episodes for me to really fall in love. But a season and a half in, it’s clear the show’s skill in exploring – and poking fun at – its own sweetness has made it a deservedly stand-out series for FOX.
Season One started with a simple premise: what happens when a super cute, super sheltered girl finds herself newly single and shacked up with a trio of handsome (and heartwarmingly sweet) new roomies? New [...]
On the one hand, this TV season has had more sitcoms staring women than any in recent memory, which is good! On the other hand, all those funny ladies on TV have been subject to a pretty unfair level of scrutiny and blowback, as the characters they portray are generally flawed people and don't do a great job of representing their entire demographic. Because, you know, they're not supposed to. It's a pretty shitty thing, and while Lena Dunham and Girls have borne the brunt of the flawed funny ladies blowback lately, Zooey Deschanel's character on New Girl got her fair share of criticism as well, especially in the [...]
People are finally coming around to enjoying, rather than irrationally hating, Fox’s New Girl. Rightly so, though before I go any further, I feel a disclaimer is needed: I like Zooey Deschanel a lot, partially because I’m a 24-year-old glasses-wearing male who lives in Brooklyn and also enjoys NRBQ, but also because I think she’s a gifted comedic actress who isn’t putting on a persona; I believe her Zooey Wowee image is the real her.
But enough about me — let’s talk about “adorkable.”