After two weeks of strong ratings, “New Girl” has earned a full-season pick-up from Fox. The network has ordered an additional 11 episodes, bringing the series to a 24-episode season order.
“We love the charming Zooey Deschanel and the entire cast, we’re knocked out with the work that Liz Meriwether and the whole staff is doing and we are really psyched about the upcoming episodes in the pipeline. It’s great that audiences have responded so positively so far and we’re confident that even more people will embrace the show – and more comedy on FOX – this season,” said Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
New Girl premiered last week as Fox’s highest-rated fall sitcom debut in 10 years. Since it launched, the single-camera comedy has quickly established itself as Tuesday’s 31 series among Adults 18-49 and this season’s #1 new series among Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Teens, the network crowed in its announcement.
Created and written by Liz Meriwether New Girl follows a young woman (Deschanel) who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys she doesn’t know, changing all of their lives in unexpected ways.
New Girl is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer are executive producers. Kasdan directed the debut and will continue to direct episodes of the series.