Jess may not be so adorkable this season.
When New Girl returns on Tuesday at 8/7c and 9/8c on Fox, Jess (Emmy-nominated Zooey Deschanel) will be unceremoniously let go from her teaching position, sending her once quirky life into disarray. Jess' firing will provide new comedic avenues for her — she'll work as a shot girl at Schmidt's penis-cast removal party in the premiere (Words we never thought we'd write together in a sentence) — and it will also allow her to test some romantic waters she might not have dipped her toe in before — like only sleeping with someone instead of being in a relationship. To her credit, the fling-worthy David Walton is pretty hard to resist — a sentiment creator Liz Meriwether agrees with.
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In our candid interview below, Meriwether discusses Jess' new journey this season, along with the ultimate casting coup — Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner! — and what's in store for everyone's favorite roommate trio Schmidt (the also Emmy-nominated Max Greenfield), Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Nick (Jake Johnson). Get the scoop:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon
Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on for a two-episode guest spot on NCIS during November sweeps, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Curtis will play Charlotte Ryan, a career woman and single mom who works for the Office of the Inspector General in the Defense Department. Described as strong and opinionated, Curtis' character will spar with Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team like never before.
"The role of Charlotte Ryan got even better when the enormously talented Jamie Lee Curtis agreed to join us," executive producer Gary Glasberg said....