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SATURDAY, APRIL 28
[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: Local programming will air on the West Coast, following FOX's NASCAR coverage.]
[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: COPS returns this summer.]
- "NEW GIRL" - (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
JESS INVITES RUSSELL TO SPEND THE WEEKEND AT THE LOFT
ON "NEW GIRL"
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, ON FOX
Dermot Mulroney ("The Grey") and Basketball Great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Guest-Star
A nervous Jess invites Russell to spend the weekend at the loft, and her fears are amplified when he gets along better with the guys than she hoped. Meanwhile, Winston begins work at a sports radio station, but quickly finds out his boss is more of a shock jock, and Nick tries to make an invention from his "Idea Notebook" into a reality in the "Normal" episode of NEW GIRL airing Saturday, April 28 (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) on FOX. (NG-120) (TV-14 D, L)
Cast: Zooey Deschanel as Jess; Jake Johnson as Nick; Max Greenfield as Schmidt; Lamorne Morris as Winston; Hannah Simone as Cece
Guest Cast: Katrina Bowden as Holly; Sophie Kargman as Lindsey; Jessica Herman as Lena; Rebecca Reid as Olya; Sasha Neboga as Masha; Rekefet Abergel as Claire
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's third) on 3/4/13
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, May 2013) Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, hit comedy NEW GIRL breezes into its upcoming third season as it follows a group of five friends, their somewhat interconnected romantic exploits and their often hilariously misguided attempts to find their respective places in the world. As the series concludes its second season and looks ahead to its third, JESS (EmmyAward- and Golden Globe-nominated Zooey Deschanel) and NICK (Jake Johnson) remain caught between friendship and something deeper. After sharing a passionate kiss, then nervously meandering toward a traditional first date, they ultimately gave into to their mutual attraction and took their relationship to the next level. Although SCHMIDT (Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated Max Greenfield) broke off his romance with CECE (Hannah Simone), he tried desperately to win her back, despite her recent engagement and arranged marriage. Meanwhile, WINSTON (Lamorne Morris), seemingly the most grounded of the loftmates, slowly revealed cracks in his calm, cool and collected facade. In the upcomingthird season, Jess and Nick will pursue a romantic relationship together that will be anything but traditional. Meanwhile, Schmidt will have to decide if he can make a commitment to Cece after the fallout of her wedding day. And Winston will get serious about taking control of his own lovelife. Premiering in 2011, NEW GIRL was an instant hit, as viewers were introduced to the free-spirited Jess who, after a bad break-up, moved into a downtown Los Angeles loft occupied by three single guys. Among her new roommates, Jess had an immediate connection with Nick, a law school dropout-turned-bartender who knows he's not living upto his potential - yet. Winston, a former pro basketball player (in Europe), who returned to the loft not knowing what to do with his life, has done his best to adjust to working the night shift at a sports-radio station. Rounding out the loft, but living in his own universe, is Schmidt, whose over-confidence and well-defined physique mask severe insecurities, which manifest themselves in a number of OCD-like mannerisms, false bravado and contributions to the loft's douchebag jar. Providing an outsider's perspective on the loft's dynamics is Jess' childhood best friend, Cece, a model with a killer deadpan, whose on-again-off-again relationship with Schmidt surprised everyone, most of all, herself. This past season, NEW GIRL was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (Deschanel) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Greenfield). The series was nominated in its freshman year for five Emmy Awards, including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Deschanel and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Greenfield. The series was nominated for a Television Critics Association Award in the category of Outstanding New Program as well as a Critics' Choice Television Award in the category of Best Comedy Series. Deschanel won the Television Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Comedy (tied with Amy Poehler). In its first season, NEW GIRL received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical and a Writers Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television - New Series. NEW GIRL is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Elizabeth Meriwether. Meriwether, Brett Baer, Dave Finkel, Jake Kasdan,Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers, with Meriwether, Baerand Finkel serving as co-showrunners/writers and Kasdan directing multiple episodes of the series.