With bright blonde hair, Deschanel was almost unrecognizable in the clip, while baby-faced Fallon doesn't seem to have changed much at all. Not that Deschanel looks at all old enough to have even been an adult woman ten years ago.
The two of them were clearly having a blast hanging out together, doing goofy valley girl voices back and forth and just chatting it up like old friends rather than a host and a guest. Fallon is always a lot of fun behind the desk when he feels more comfortable with his guests.
That means you can catch the sitcom's premiere an entire two weeks early! And if iTunes isn't your thing, you can watch the 'New Girl' pilot streaming on Hulu or Fox.com beginning Tue., Sept. 13. Just make sure you watch before the show's broadcast premiere on Sept. 20 -- all online viewing options will be taken down on the 19th, and will be back online Sept. 28.
Here's a little backstory: during the recent Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, I gathered a group of my fellow critics and turned on the cameras while we talked all about the best and worst of fall TV, and this one has the most laughs.
I've split our chat into five insightful videos -- best new comedy, best new drama, worst new show and star we're happiest to see on TV (watch all four below), and returning show we're most excited for (posting Friday) -- so check back tomorrow for the last installment.
For now, join me and HitFix.com's Alan Sepinwall, Melanie McFarland from IMDb TV, Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine and AOL TV's own Mo Ryan to find out which stars we're most excited to see on TV.
And watch until the very end for a hilarious (to us, at least) crabby outtake ... anyone else ever sat through 'Simply Irresistible'?
So we thought we'd start the debate. During the recent Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, I gathered a group of fellow critics and turned on the cameras while we talked all about the best and worst of fall TV.
I've split our chat into five insightful videos, and we'll be posting a new one here on AOL TV everyday this week -- best new comedy, best new drama (posting Tuesday), worst new show (Wednesday), star we're happiest to see on TV (Thursday) and returning show we're most excited for (Friday) -- so keep checking back for more.
Right now, join me and HitFix.com's Alan Sepinwall, Melanie McFarland from IMDb TV, Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine and AOL TV's own Mo Ryan to get our honest take on today's topic: Best new comedy.
So the guests now can choose between an awkward pause, playing a
We should have known something was up when Deschanel killed a lot of time saying she should have won one of those for her previous appearance on the show. "I actually played it quite well," she said.
Despite the number of times AOL TV pressed him for intel at tonight's Fox Upfront party, he wouldn't spill any details. Of course, that could be because he isn't actually in the episode. He was in New York when the cast visited a few weeks ago to film, so that could've caused some confusion.
"I was here when they were shooting so I just went to say hi," he told us.
Though Criss was spiffed up in a suit when we chatted, earlier he had joined the Dalton Warblers in donning one of those ubiquitous red-piped blazers to sing 'Hey Soul Sister' at Fox's presentation today. Naturally, that led to the most hard-hitting Warbler-related question of them all: How often do those blazers get washed?
"Oh, never!" he joked (we think).
TV Line reports that Deschanel is reportedly in talks to star in the Fox comedy pilot 'Chicks and Dicks,' from 'No Strings Attached' writer Liz Merriwether. The actress would play Jessica, an elementary school teacher who moves in with a group of immature guys after breaking up with her live-in boyfriend.
Nothing's set in stone yet, especially not the title of the show -- that'll probably change if the series ever makes it to air.
Deschanel's sister, Emily, stars on the Fox hit 'Bones.'
Also in contention to star in one of the season's biggest pilots is Rachel Bilson, who is in talks for a lead role in Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's new show, 'Hart of Dixie.' Bilson would play a New York City doctor who inherits a small Southern medical practice, reports Deadline.
In other TV news ...
• Following a successful kidney transplant, Tracy Morgan is back on the '30 Rock' set. The actor missed several episodes while he recovered from the surgery. [EW]
• When Gwyneth Paltrow heads back to 'Glee,' she'll be sharing a 'Kiss' with Matthew Morrison. At least musically -- her character, Holly Holiday, will duet on the Prince song with Mr. Schuester. [TV Line]
• Almost 10 million people tuned in to Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl on Sunday. The Super Bowl counter-programming attracted an audience of 9.2 million over 12 hours. [EW]
More casting news after the jump.
Not only does she have a conniving daughter, a dead lover and Daniel Meade's ineptitude to deal with, now she's set to discover that she has a long-lost twin ... well, kind of.
The Ausiello Files is reporting that 'Ugly Betty''s resident devil in Prada is in for a shock in early 2010 when she discovers that she's the subject of a drag queen impersonation act, ingeniously named Wilhediva Hater. But that's not even the best part -- Ausiello's sources say that the man behind Willie's fabulous doppelganger is none other than Vanessa Williams' real-life brother, Chris Williams. There's nothing like keeping it in the family.
In light of this fierce casting, we at Inside TV have taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of our favorite real-life sibling co-stars to have graced the small screen in recent years:
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There are 24 chefs, but I will have to trust the producers with their use of the words "world-renowned" since I'm just an average guy. One of the few chefs I know is Top Chef guest judge Wylie Dufresne, who is well known for his work on molecular gastronomy. The contestants' bios are available on the Bravo website.
(S19E17) "Sorry, Lise. I can't be a vegetarian. I love the taste of death." -- Bart Simpson
Another Bart-centric episode, which means another decent installment of The Simpsons. It's unfortunate that these types of episodes couldn't have been dispersed more evenly throughout the season. This would have made for a less Homer-centric run of shows during the first half of the year -- something that many fans (or maybe just me) were expressing concern about.
By contrast, Monday night proved that Tin Man had its own story to tell. This was a story that would use the Wizard of Oz as a jumping off point and rethink the classic.
For myself, I thought it was pretty good but I like the original story enough to find almost any variation of it amusing. I also know not to expect much from a Sci-Fi channel miniseries. So, I fully anticipated that the special effects would be inconsistent and the dialogue would be insipid.
Nevertheless, the actors were good, great even. Alan Cumming is a genius and Neal McDonough is good enough as the embittered ex-Tin Man. I didn't think that Zooey Deschanel was that bad either--so many people complained about her. She does have an abrupt delivery though (which doesn't work well with some of her mediocre lines).
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