The comedy airing on FOX tonight at 9 p.m. is still called “New Girl,” but more than a few viewers are likely to spend tonight’s episode being just a bit distracted by the New Guy.
The story is pretty well repeated by this point, but here it goes again: Damon Wayans Jr. did the “New Girl” pilot in second position to ABC’s “Happy Endings,” which was considered on the bubble for renewal. But when ABC picked up “Happy Endings,” the “New Girl” producers had a choice: Recast and reshoot the pilot or get rid of Wayans’ Coach after the pilot and bring in a new character.
That’s why tonight, there’s a new roommate on “New Girl” and it isn’t Zooey Deschanel anymore, it’s Lamorne Morris.
Before watching tonight’s episode, learn a bit about the New Guy from Morris and learn a little bit about one of the Old Guys from “Veronica Mars” (and “Happy Endings”) veteran Greenfield.
Check it out…