This news makes me happy, because our writer Connie Wang loves “New Girl” (read her recaps here), but I’ve yet to catch up with the show. But what I’ve seen, I really, really love. It’s just fun. We need more “fun TV,” don’t we? Less “grief TV.” I don’t like to watch TV and then feel bummed out. What’s the point?
Netflix announced today that the first season of “New Girl” will be available for members to watch instantly beginning today, July 1, 2013. Subsequent seasons of the Golden Globe nominated show will be available to Netflix users after the broadcast seasons.
“‘New Girl’ has proven to be the biggest breakout sitcom hit of the season, and we are thrilled to be able offer it so quickly to our U.S. subscribers,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We know our members love comedies and that they’ll enjoy watching all the current and future episodes of ‘New Girl’ whenever and wherever they want.”
“New Girl,” recently renewed for a third season on FOX, is a comedy series from executive producer and writer Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), centering on an offbeat girl named Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys, changing all their lives in unexpected ways.
New Girl is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Elizabeth Meriwether. Meriwether, Brett Baer, Dave Finkel, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers, with Meriwether, Baer and Finkel serving as co-showrunners/writers and Kasdan directing multiple episodes of the series.