Fox has released trailers for all of its new sitcoms (embedded below and on the next page), and the standout looks to be “New Girl” (working title) starring Zooey Deschanel as Jessica, a quirky woman who moves in with three dudes after a breakup. Despite her fragile emotional state, the dudes let her move in because all of her friends are models, which is by far and away the best reason to let a woman live with you. Second place is she’s your wife.
Anyway, the trailer below is bound to rub some people the wrong way, but I found myself laughing at a lot of Zooey’s lines (the dudes’ lines, not so much). She’s played the same cool, disaffected character so many times — Almost Famous, The Good Girl, All the Real Girls, (500) Days of Summer — that it’s refreshing to see her exercise her considerable comedic chops. And I’m not just saying that because I want her to make out with me.
Side note: Is Damon Wayans, Jr. suddenly the only black sitcom actor in Hollywood? I don’t begrudge the man his success, but it’s jarring to see him as one of three dudes on both “Happy Endings” and “New Girl.”
Next page: Trailers for Fox’s other, crappier sitcoms.