With new comedic hour Scream Queens set for the fall, I hear Fox may shake up the Tuesday comedy lineup, holding the night’s staple New Girl until January. I hear the strategic move is designed to give New Girl’s fifth season a virtually uninterrupted run, which is very helpful for a serialized comedy as proven recently by new Fox midseason drama Last Man on Earth, which ran continuously. In the fall, New Girl gets interrupted for baseball and then the holidays, sometime disrupting its momentum as was the case in its first season.
Meanwhile, Tuesday would be familiar territory for Scream Queens creators Ryan Murphy Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan and co-star Lea Michele as that is where Glee once aired, most recently during the 2013-14 season.
FOX RENEWS “NEW GIRL” FOR A FIFTH SEASON
NEW GIRL Returns with All-New Episodes Beginning Tonight on FOX
FOX has picked up the comedy series NEW GIRL for a fifth season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“Four seasons in, NEW GIRL continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television,” said Madden. “The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn’t be more proud of Liz, Brett, Dave and the entire NEW GIRL team. We absolutely love this show and we’re so excited to bring it back for Season Five.”
The series will celebrate its landmark 100th episode during the upcoming 2015-2016 season.
In “The Right Thing,” the next all-new episode of NEW GIRL, airing tonight, Tuesday, March 31 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Houston Texans 2015 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP J.J. Watt, Nora Dunn (“Saturday Night Live”) and Nasim Pedrad (MULANEY) guest-star. Jess (Zooey Deschanel) crashes a funeral, hoping to delete a “sext” she recently sent to the deceased. Then, Schmidt’s mom, Louise (Dunn), arrives in town for a visit and demands he write thank-you notes for his bar mitzvah gifts, and Winston is desperate to be off-duty friends with his police partner, Aly (Pedrad).