Review: Zooey Deschanel Is Adorbs In Fox’s ‘New Girl’

Last night we headed over to the Hollywood Roosevelt to catch a sneak peek of Fox’s New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel.  After noshing on some apps and chasing a glass of vino with a bottle of Vitamin Water, we sat down to watch the premiere episode.  I should preface this by saying that my expectations were low, as they are for all series premieres.  2 Broke Girls?  Doesn’t look very funny.  Whitney?  Methinks it’s humor can stretch as long as one episode.  I was equally as pessimistic about New Girl, given the grand tradition of disappointing pilots.

I was wrong.  New Girl was very entertaining and very well-written.  Damon Wayans, Jr.? My new favorite sitcom star.  Alas, he’ll only be in one episode of the Fox series, since he’s committed to ABC’s Happy Endings (which, BTW, is a kneeslapper).  Deschanel stars as Jess, that chick from your drama class in high school that turned every third sentence into a song.  And yet, she’s as cute as a button and very likable.  She comes home (in nothing but a trench coat) to surprise her live-in boyfriend, who has been sleeping with someone else.  Obvious problem notwithstanding, Jess is the one who has to find a new place to live.  Bless her heart, for Jess trolls Craigslist for the first available “Roommates Seeking Roommate” listing.

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Without giving too much away, just prepare yourselves for a really pleasant series premiere.  The formula may be one that’s been used before, but New Girl is a gem worth programming on the DVR.  Catch the premiere on Tuesday, September 20th @ 9/8 central.