A comedy series from executive producer and writer Liz Meriwether (No Strings Attached), NEW GIRL features a young ensemble cast that takes a fresh look at modern relationships.
Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) is an offbeat and “adorkable” woman in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves into a loft with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn’t. Although she’s quirky and somewhat awkward, Jess is comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she’s not used to hanging with the boys – especially at home.
Of her three new male roommates, Nick (Jake Johnson) is the most grounded. He had big plans for life, but somewhere along the way, he stopped caring and became a bartender. Usually the smartest guy in the room, he has an uncanny knack for reading people and uses humor to deflect everyone and everything. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is a hustling young professional who fancies himself a modern-day Casanova. Though his heart is usually in the right place, he’s always scheming ways to climb the social ladder and is driven by an immature and almost obsessive urge to be on “the scene.” The third roommate, Winston (Lamorne Morris), is an intensely competitive former athlete who has recently come to the realization that he’ll never play pro. He moves back into the loft and must figure out how to live in a world without basketball – a world where not everything is about winning and losing.
Rounding out this group is Jess’ childhood best friend, Cece (Hannah Simone), a deadpan, somewhat cynical model. She has the street smarts Jess lacks and spends a lot of time doling out no-nonsense relationship advice that only a professional model could give. She and Jess balance each other well and accept each other despite their faults.
As their relationships progress, this fivesome comes to realize they need each other more than they ever thought they would, and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional family.
Premiering in 2011, NEW GIRL has been nominated for five Emmy® Awards and five Golden Globe® Awards. In its debut season, the series earned a Writers Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television – New Series; and in 2015, received a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television – Episodic Comedy.
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, PeterChernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers, with Meriwether, Baer and Finkel serving as co-showrunners/writers and Kasdan directing multiple episodes of the series.
NEW GIRL is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.