New Girl: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (20 Sep. 2011)

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After breaking up with her two-timing boyfriend, schoolteacher Jess Day moves in with three single males: a bartender, a womanizer, and a personal trainer.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Wolterstorff ...
Groaning Boy
Hot Hostess
Cab Driver


Jess Day is a young woman who, after discovering her long-term boyfriend is cheating on her, moves into a loft apartment with three male roommates - prickly bartender Nick, womanizer Schmidt and intense personal trainer Coach. The guys try to help Jess get back on her feet and into the dating world. Written by Fox Publicity

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When Coach asks Jess on tips for talking to women, the curling iron that Jess has disappears for a brief moment when she tells him to lower his voice. See more »


Hot Hostess: [from trailer] You're all on a date?
Nick: Yeah, we, uh, we're her boyfriends. We're reverse Mormons. One man just isn't enough for her.
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The epitome of quirky
21 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since I've only viewed one episode, I can't comment on the likelihood of the future success of this new series. But if the next episode is as quirky and laugh-out-loud funny as the first, then I'm hooked. I found the premise of the show to be refreshingly different (and at age 63 and being a big TV sitcom fan, I've seen lots.) And then there's Zooey Deschanel. She not only does not disappoint, she reaches new comedic highs in this role that is tailor-made for her special brand of quirkiness. The chemistry between these young actors cooked up well in only 30 minutes. Hats off to all of the fine cast members. This episode had an ending I won't soon forget and each time I remember it, I will be laughing out loud. Bring it on! Bravo!! Encore!!!

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