Second series for New Girl Zooey Deschanel and fourth term for Glee

US network Fox has renewed the twentysomething sitcom, along with the high school musical comedy

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Zooey Deschanel’s quirky sitcom New Girl will return for a second season, US network Fox has announced.

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The series – currently on hiatus from its UK run on Channel 4 – sees Deschanel’s character Jess sharing a flat with three twentysomething men, following a break-up. It garnered positive reviews and was the most-watched autumn debut for a Fox-scripted show for over a decade.

Meanwhile, high school musical comedy Glee has been renewed for a fourth term, the tried and tested formula of pop covers and sassy humour continuing to convince bosses despite falling ratings.

Fox President Kevin Reilly said: “Over the past season, New Girl has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults[…] and Glee has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon.

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“[The two series] add a fresh and distinctive flavour to our Tuesday nights, and I’m really happy to bring them back to our air next season.”