New Girl

Series 1 - 1. Pilot

Radio Times
Review by:
Claire Webb

Indie flick darling Zooey Deschanel stars in this feisty comedy, which has already proved a hit in the US. She plays 20-something teacher Jess who moves into a flat with three single men after an embarrassing (rib-tickling) breakup.

Cue gender gags galore as Jess snivels on the sofa watching Dirty Dancing on repeat to the alarm of her new flatmates: equally lovelorn bartender Nick; lawyer and ladies’ man Schmidt; and Coach, a personal trainer with a serious temper.

Deschanel steals the show as delightfully zany Jess, who’s either saying the wrong thing or breaking into song for no apparent reason.

About this programme

1/24. A woman moves into an apartment with three single men following a traumatic break-up with her long-term boyfriend. However, her personality quirks and unorthodox approach to romance soon cause friction with her new flatmates - though they come to realise they need one another more than they anticipated. In the first episode, Jess's new friends help her get back into the dating game. Pilot episode of the comedy, starring Zooey Deschanel.

Cast and crew


Jess Day
Zooey Deschanel
Nick Miller
Jake Johnson
Max Greenfield
Damon Wayans Jr
Hannah Simone


Jake Kasdan
Executive Producer
Liz Meriwether
Executive Producer
Jake Kasdan
Executive Producer
Peter Chernin
Executive Producer
Katherine Pope
Executive Producer
Dave Finkel
Executive Producer
Brett Baer
Liz Meriwether