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Jess' New Roommates Save Her Date on 'New Girl' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 21st 2011 2:00AM
'New Girl' - 'Pilot'After more hype than probably any other sitcom in a season with a lot of new sitcoms, 'New Girl' (Tue., 9PM ET on FOX) premiered.

Given the sweet spot on the schedule right after 'Glee,' the show lived up to a lot of its promise, though it could be accused of trying a little too hard to be cool and clever.

Zooey Deschanel is cute as a button, but here's hoping she dials it back a notch in future installments as she settles in with her new male roommates. In this premiere, the guys helped her get back out there in the dating world after a break-up, only to find out she was stood up on her first try -- for texting too much.

So they ditched a party to go meet her at her date and cheer her up by singing some 'Dirty Dancing!' It's the heart these characters show and the heart the show had in that moment that gives it promise for the future.

Of course, now it faces a recast of one of its leads next week, as Damon Wayans Jr. is out -- Do watch him on 'Happy Endings,' though -- and Lamorne Morris is in. Hopefully, the new dynamic won't disrupt the potential this pilot showed.

Be sure to check out Mo Ryan's take on 'New Girl,' along with fellow freshmen sitcoms 'Whitney' and '2 Broke Girls,' here.

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Thanks for clearing that up about Damon Wayans Jr. I was wondering how he was going to handle that. Happy Endings is brilliant and he's really good in that. This show was cute too, but not nearly as entertaining.

September 21 2011 at 2:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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