A New World With ‘New Girl’s’ Hannah Simone

By Neelanjana Banerjee We’ve come a long way from Apu on “The Simpsons,” who used to be the sole Indian on network television. South Asian actors are more visible than ever these days. From Aziz Ansari’s underachieving government official Tom Haverford on “Parks and Recreation” — whose ethnic identity doesn’t even come up until the second […]

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28 TV Specials, Marathons and Thanksgiving–Themed Episodes

By Jethro Nededog Pull on your elastic-waist jeans and plant yourself on the couch: It’s Thanksgiving week! TheWrap has scoured the week’s television listings for the most holiday-propriate of the week’s specials, marathons and themed episodes possible. Sure, there’s the usual suspects like “Rudolph,” Charlie Brown, The Muppets and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. See video: […]

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‘Glee’ Back on Tuesday for Fox, While ‘Following’ Gets a Football Boost

By Rick Kissell Fox’s Tuesday comedy block is getting a midseason makeover, with “Glee” moving over from Thursday and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” getting a promotion behind “New Girl.” The net on Thursday also announced other midseason sked changes, including relaunching “The Following” as a two-night event, similar to the way it recently introduced “Almost Human.” “Following,” […]

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Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl" (Photo: FOX)

‘New Girl’ Showrunner Talks Show’s Big Changes, ‘Nervous’ for Super Bowl Episode

The third season of Fox’s “New Girl” has been, according to executive producer Liz Meriwether, a series of big swings. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) two-timed Cece (Hannah Simone). Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr.) returned. Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) got together. “I think we’re always trying to push what we can do with the characters,” […]

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‘New Girl,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Get Post-Super Bowl Spots

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox says the plum post-Super Bowl slot next February will be filled by two of its comedies. “New Girl” and freshman series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will air on Fox after the game that’s typically TV’s most-watched program and a big promotional platform for other network fare. Fox gave “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” another vote […]

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