September 5, 2011

The No. 1 Must-Watch New Fall Show

[This isn't a review. Not-for-air pilots generally are not final and can change significantly before they air. This is just our initial reaction to the overall series. Check back once the pilot airs for a full review.]

There's plenty of new editions to the fall lineup that merit a spot on your TiVo, but one show in particular stands out as a must-watch.

Zooey Deschanel is hilarious in the New Girl. While we can't review the pilot due to network restrictions (trust us you will love it), here's the gist. 

Airing Tuesday nights (starting Sept. 20) on Fox right after Glee, New Girl is a perfect mix of slap-stick humor, offbeat charm, and dazzling wit. Described as "adorkable," New Girl  centers around Jess (Deschanel), a 20-something girl who is honest to a fault and unassumingly goofy. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jess is in desperate need for a place to live.

If you are already a fan of Deschanel, New Girl will just reconfirm your love for the quirky actress. But the problem with New Girl, is if you aren't on the Deschanel bandwagon (not sure how this is possible), Jess is more of the same of her past characters. 

While Deschanel is the clear star of the half-hour comedy, she is perfectly supported by her three male roomies -- Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Coach (Lemorne Moriss, a new edition to the original pilot). 

Justin Long has also been added to the cast, set to play Jess' love interest in three episodes.

This is one of those comedies, like Big Bang Theory, where 22 minutes are just not enough. Overwhelmed by the fall lineup? New Girl is the one series you won't want to forgo.  

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