When Nick's con-man father suddenly reappears, Jess tries her best to fix the two men's relationship, despite Nick's fears that he's being used in another one of his dad's gambling schemes. Meanwhile, Schmidt teams up with Robby to try to win back Cece.
Previously on New Girl Season 2 Episode 12 "Cabin", Jess invites Nick and Angie to spend a couples' weekend with her and Sam. Once there, however, she quickly discovers that two's company and four's a crowd. Meanwhile, Winston tries to teach Schmidt about race relations.
On this week's Episode title "A Father's Love", When Nick's con-man father suddenly reappears, Jess tries her best to fix the two men's relationship, despite Nick's fears that he's being used in another one of his dad's gambling schemes. Meanwhile, Schmidt teams up with Robby to try to win back Cece.
The series begins with Jessica "Jess" Day (played by Zooey Deschanel), a quirky, bubbly woman in her late twenties who teaches at a local Los Angeles elementary school. Jess begins looking for a new place to live after catching her boyfriend cheating and after seeing an ad for a new roommate on Craigslist, she moves in with three young men: Nick, Schmidt, and Winston.
New Girl is an American television sitcom that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. It stars Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone. On September 28, 2011, after two episodes aired, Fox ordered an additional 11 episodes to the initial 13-episode order, bringing the first season to 24 episodes.
New Girl has received favorable responses from critics since its conception, with many giving particular praise for Deschanel's performance. On December 15, 2011, the show was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Deschanel was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. Jake Johnson's "Nick Miller" was named pop culture website UnderScoopFire's 2012 TV Character of the Year.
New Girl was officially renewed for a second season by Fox on April 9, 2012. Season 2 will start on September 25.
The series was created, produced, and written by Elizabeth Meriwether for Chermin Entertainment and Fox Television Studios.
In development, the show was provisionally titled Chicks and Dicks, which was temporarily used as the title owing to its description of the storyline at that point. As the script developed, the plot became more socially oriented, rather than being about the sexual endeavors of the roommates, so the title was changed to “New Girl”.
The series premiered on Tuesday September 20 on Fox, and also airs on Channel 4 in the UK, Citytv in Canada and on FOUR in New Zealand.
Zooey Deschanel was once asked if the character was written for her specifically, to which she replied that it was not, but "should have been". When asked to join the team, Deschanel was questioned if she had any hesitation. Deschanel replied that she loves working with the team and that Jess is definitely the character she would like to play forever.
Damon Wayans, Jr. took the role of "Coach" expecting his previous show, the ABC sitcom Happy Endings, to be cancelled. When that show was renewed for a second season, Wayans left New Girl and was replaced by Morris. According to "The Hollywood Reporter", Meriwether says that about 80 percent of the pilot would have needed to be re-shot in order to remove Wayans from the episode, since he was in one of the leading roles of the show. Therefore, Meriwether, 20th Century Fox and the studio decided to keep the characters and the plot of the episode as they were, with Morris joining the show in the second episode of the series.