Zooey Deschanel won our hearts in movies like 500 Days of Summer and Elf, and now she's about to do the same via our TV screens in her new FOX comedy "New Girl."
The show has been called the best new show of the Fall by sites like E! and we know why! Zooey is so relatable in the show and in the first 10 minutes, she makes references to Lord of the Rings, Dirty Dancing, and makes herself a theme song. Amazing! The first episode of the show is available for FREE right now on iTunes before the show's premiere on September 20.
In the show, Zooey stars as Jess Day, an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in 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 dorky and awkward, she's comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she's not used to hanging with the boys – especially at home.
Of the three male roommates, NICK (Jake Johnson, "No Strings Attached") 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, "Ugly Betty") 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." Viewing Jess as a gateway into the elusive female mind, as well as a personal project, Schmidt encourages the guys to bring Jess into the apartment. The third roommate, COACH (Damon Wayans Jr., "The Underground"), is a former high school athlete who currently makes his living as a personal trainer. Set in his ways and with a take-it-or-leave-it attitude to dating, Coach is most comfortable when he's in the gym. Though he'll never admit it, Coach's macho athletic exterior is actually a cover for his shyness around women, and he struggles to translate his personal confidence into conversation, preferring to speak in sports metaphors – or not at all.
As their relationships progress, the five friends come to realize they need each other more than they ever thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional family.
The show is funny, smart, witty, and fresh. Zooey's character has a little bit of all of us in her and her roommates are hilarious. Fingers crossed the show remains as good as the pilot. We can't wait to see more!
Let us know what you think of the show! Check out a first look below.