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