This Sunday (Aug. 26, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) Fox will hold 10 nationwide advance screenings of its new comedies Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project, followed by a Q&A with the casts. I’ll be moderating the event here in Los Angeles, and EW.com will be live streaming everything right here in this post. So now you have to watch it and heckle me from behind your computers, in vain.
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Can’t wait for the start of Fox’s fall TV season? Well, here’s your chance to attend an advance screening of the network’s new Tuesday night line-up on Aug. 26. We’re giving away two tickets to the first five fans from each of the 10 cities hosting the sneak screening who tweet @EW today starting at 4 p.m. EST about the event. Make sure to include the hash tag #EW followed by your city of residence as follows: #EWNY, #EWLA, #EWChicago, #EWPhilly, #EWDallas, #EWSF, #EWDC, #EWBoston, #EWAtlanta, or #EWHouston. (Ex. “I’m so excited for @EW’s Fox screening ticket giveaway! #EWNY”)
In order to qualify for the contest, you must follow @EW on Twitter and be able to prove residence in either New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta or Houston. Click here, for the complete set of guidelines.
You love Max Greenfield, the bro-tastic dandy behind New Girl‘s Schmidt, but you hate those icky TV spots for Axe products. How, then, can you enjoy Greenfield’s new web series, a Forgetting Sarah Marshall riff that doubles as part of Axe’s new “Susan Glenn” campaign? (Another wrinkle: According to EW NewGirlologist Lanford Beard, “Schmidt is far too discerning for Axe! He uses body gelato.”)
Despite all that, the videos might win you over. For starters, they’re surprisingly sweet — much like Axe’s classy “Susan Glenn” commercial starring Kiefer Sutherland. Since Greenfield writes, directs, and stars in each clip, they’re also peppered with his signature sense of humor: see episode 2′s analogy-off for proof. Here’s episode 1, which could be titled “Idiot Boy with a Broken Cellular Telephone”:
Even Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t immune to the douchey charm of New Girl‘s Schmidt. Paltrow invited actor Max Greenfield to guest edit this week’s edition of her lifestyle newsletter, GOOP — and the result is Schmidt-tastic.
According to the newsletter, Greenfield and the character he plays might just be one and the same. “How much of my happiness has to do with the fact that I now e-mail with GP? It’s definitely a percentage,” he muses in his opener. “Be it a small one, this is my truth and I am okay with it.”
Greenfield goes on to extol the virtues of Thom Browne seersucker trousers (“a trouser that lets people know you’re down to party in the classiest way possible”), George Clooney’s home in Lake Como (“Can’t mess with a classic. Haven’t been yet”), and eight other things he likes in the most Schmidt-y way possible. He explains the difference between a throw and a blanket. He reveals that he has a tortoise shell iPhone case. I could not make this up if I tried.
We might have said goodbye for the summer to New Girl this week, but no need to bid farewell to Zooey Deschanel. The actress will portray Loretta Lynn in the upcoming Broadway production of Coal Miner’s Daughter. Lynn made the announcement last night during a show at the Grand Ole Opry’s Ryman Auditorium, inviting Deschanel onstage for a duet of the titular song.
“It’s a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City,” said Lynn. “I know Zooey is going to be great — she sings and writes her own songs just like I do.” READ FULL STORY »
Fair warning, don’t click through if you don’t want to hear a SPOILER from New Girl‘s finale. Last night’s season-ender centered on whether Nick (Jake Johnson) would vacate the loft to live with his on-again girlfriend Caroline. After packing up the moving van and taking all the roommates on an odyssey of togetherness, everyone returned home to the loft without Nick. But then! Nick returned and with a fitting fanfare: AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.” The roommates each rocked out in their respective rooms, and it was a wonderful close to a strong first season.
But New Girl wasn’t the only recent show to feature solo dancing. The April 29 episode of Girls found Hannah (Lena Dunham) pepping herself up, appropriately, to Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” These two scenes got us thinking about our own favorite solo dance party jams. For me, it’s Simply Red’s “Sunrise (Love To Infinity Radio Mix).” Sometimes a girl just needs to bounce around.
What gets my esteemed colleagues going? And what Celine Dion song made not one but two appearances on the list? Click through to find out, then share your favorite below! READ FULL STORY »
As we count down to tonight’s New Girl finale, it’s safe to say that roommates Jess and Nick (played by Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson) are making inroads to becoming one of TV’s great “will they/won’t they?” couples. Like Sam and Diane, Ross and Rachel, and Blair and Chuck before them, the chemistry between the new girl and the snarky bartender has reached a steady simmer this past season. Between lingering glances over the bathroom sink and an almost kiss, the two have gotten shippers all sorts of frothy over their opposites-attract dynamic.
Showrunner Liz Meriwether has made it clear that nothing romantic will happen between Jess and Nick this season, and since last week’s episode ended with Nick signing a lease for an apartment with ex-girlfriend Caroline (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), it seems like Jess and Nick’s romance is stalled indefinitely. Still, that doesn’t stop the clamoring for a roommate hook-up, ASAP. But here’s the question: If Jess and Nick do get together, will it ruin one of the best new comedies to hit prime time in recent memory? Below, a few reasons why this “will they/won’t they” might be best kept a “don’t.” READ FULL STORY »
Though it actually launched on Oct. 9, 1986, Fox is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a primetime extravaganza featuring such stars of yesteryear as Calista Flockhart, Gabrielle Carteris, Ian Ziering, and David Faustino. Before tomorrow night’s broadcast, we thought it appropriate to take a look back at how the network has changed the pop culture landscape in the last quarter century. READ FULL STORY »
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