Take a look at the new promo poster, released Tuesday by Entertainment Weekly. Couple that with some Emmy nominations, released this morning, and we are having a full-blown New Girl news alert. Let’s break down what everything means.
1. The Poster–We’re liking that slogan. New Season. Same Towels. Sounds like Nick and Schmidt are still duking it out over that one towel. Other good things about this poster? The show has clearly figured itself out. This show is not about Zooey Deschanel being quirky. Or at least it shouldn’t be. It’s about the dynamic between five people and if men and women can coexist and be friends. So all the pushing and pulling that’s going on in this poster between the five sheds light on that as the true goal of New Girl. And that’s right, five people. Cece is in this poster! Have we been calling that, or what? The dynamic of this show is so much better when Cece is there for everyone to play off of.
2. The Nominations—New Girl snagged two Emmy nominations as of this morning. Max Greenfield has been recognized with an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work as Schmidt and Zooey Deschanel has been given a nod as Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for playing
herself Jess. Congrats to them both. They are certainly the most recognized characters of the show. We will point out that maybe Greenfield’s nomination is a little more deserved, since Deschanel has been cultivating her Jess Day image for years now (although we love her commitment to not being able to say the word “penis”). Greenfield has been nominated alongside four (FOUR) Modern Family actors and Bill Hadar, the funniest person on Saturday Night Live. That’s some really good company, Schmidty.
3. The Tweet–Jake Johnson, who plays Nick, tweeted this morning: “Congrats to my friends @ZooeyDeschanel and @iamgreenfield for their Emmy noms. I think our writers got a raw deal, though. @NewGirlonFOX.” Let’s discuss this. Is he right? Did the writers get a raw deal? Eh. Probably not. The nominees for best comedic writing went to Community (yay!), Parks and Rec, Louie, and Girls. All of those shows are pretty much known for their writing. Is New Girl known for its writing? No. It has solid writing, and it definitely got a lot better in the second half of the first season as the show got to know itself. But the strengths of this show are in its characters and acting, not exactly its writing.
4. The Pat on the Back–We just want to throw out there that when we chose a show to co-blog about last year, we had no idea that it would be a hit, much less an Emmy nominee. So we’re gloating a little. And also excited for another season of New Girl. Same towels.