New Girl: Season 1 (2011-2012)



Critic Consensus: Zooey Deschanel 's offbeat style gets a worthy showcase in New Girl, and while It can get awfully cutesy at times, the show benefits from witty writing and a strong supporting cast.


Air date: Sep 20, 2011
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Tv Season Info

A sitcom centered on Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel), a twentysomething teacher who shares a loft in Los Angeles with three single guys. In the show's first season, Jess breaks up with her longtime boyfriend and moves in with her new roommates, which include law-school dropout Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) and womanizer Schmidt (Max Greenfield). The third loft mate, Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.), moves out after the pilot episode (due to Wayans returning to his "Happy Endings" series). He's replaced by … More

Genre: Comedy
Network: FOX
Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2011
Executive Producers: , , , , ,
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Max Greenfield
Max Greenfield
as Schmidt
Rachael Harris
Rachael Harris
as Tanya Lamontage
Lake Bell
Lake Bell
as Amanda
Jeff Kober
Jeff Kober
as Remy
Ryan Kwanten
Ryan Kwanten
as Oliver
Phil Hendrie
Phil Hendrie
as Joe Napoli
David Neher
David Neher
as Benjamin
Joey King
Joey King
as Brianna
Kali Hawk
Kali Hawk
as Shelby
Matt Besser
Matt Besser
as Martin Fuller
Clark Duke
Clark Duke
as Cliff
Ajay Vidure
Ajay Vidure
as Brendan
Angela McEwan
Angela McEwan
as Marjorie
Jack Axelrod
Jack Axelrod
as Charlie
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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (19)

Hopefully it will keep up its joyful disposition without falling into cliche.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
Paste Magazine

The show might become a huge hit with kids who haven't lived long enough to know how fast they'd run to avoid these people if they were real.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
Top Critic

Deschanel has the same instant appeal America Ferrera had in ABC's Ugly Betty.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

Girl sets up a viable premise and introduces a strong set of supporting characters, which is just what you want from fall's most promising new series.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
USA Today
Top Critic

New Girl tries too hard and falls short for doing so.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

While we may get skewered for liking this show and its star, we don't care.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
Television Without Pity

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