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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
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Lake Bell
as Amanda
Rachael Harris
as Tanya Lamontage
Phil Hendrie
as Joe Napoli
David Neher
as Benjamin
Kali Hawk
as Shelby
Joey King
as Brianna
Matt Besser
as Martin Fuller
Ajay Vidure
as Brendan
Angela McEwan
as Marjorie
Jack Axelrod
as Charlie
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Critic Reviews for New Girl: Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (19)

I enjoyed this so much that every time a promo appears, I want to watch it all over again.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
TV Guide

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

It's a wonderful comic performance in a role that's constructed equally out of Deschanel's screen persona and Meriwether's [creator] personal history.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011

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

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

A series like New Girl has that It factor - Zooey Deschanel - which makes it something to let grow.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The most encouraging thing about New Girl is that the opening episode doesn't let its characters settle in as the stereotypes they could easily become.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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