‘New Girl’ Episode Guide (April 29): Jess Enlists the Gang to Chaperone Middle School Dance

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‘New Girl’ Episode Guide (April 29): Jess Enlists the Gang to Chaperone Middle School Dance

“Dance” (04/29/14) – Jess fears someone is trying to sabotage her first middle school dance and she enlists the gang to help her chaperone on the big night in the all-new “Dance” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 29 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest Cast: Damon Wayans, Jr. as Coach; Angela Kinsey as Rose; Brian Posehn as Biology Teacher; Clint Culp as Gary the Janitor; Mary-Charles Jones as Wendy.

Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, hit comedy “New Girl”, currently in its third season, follows a group of six friends, their somewhat interconnected romantic exploits and their often hilariously misguided attempts to find their respective places in the world.

The comedy airs a special episode Sunday, Feb. 2 (10:30-11:00 PM ET/7:30-8:00 PM PT), following FOX Sports’ coverage of SUPER BOWL XLVIII. In “Party Time,” JESS (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel) and the gang will party like it’s 1999 when music superstar Prince guest-stars. In other storylines this winter, NICK (Jake Johnson) desperately tries to throw Jess the best surprise birthday ever; Jess attempts to bond with COACH (special guest star Damon Wayans, Jr.) and be more than just his friend’s girlfriend; SCHMIDT (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Max Greenfield) is determined to mend fences with CECE (Hannah Simone); WINSTON (Lamorne Morris) decides on a new career path; and Jess’ sister, ABBY (Emmy Award nominee Linda Cardellini, “Mad Men”), arrives at the loft, bringing chaos with her.

Now in its third season, Jess and Nick have gone “all-in” on their relationship, but have realized that loving and living together is not as perfect as they hoped it would be. Schmidt found himself unable to commit to Cece, a decision he quickly regretted when he realized he broke her heart. Meanwhile unlucky-in-love Winston developed a too-close attachment with the roommates’ new house cat, and the gang reconnected with Coach, who moved back into the loft when Schmidt relocated to the apartment next door.

Premiering in 2011, “New Girl” was an instant hit, as viewers were introduced to the free-spirited Jess who, after a bad break-up, moved into a downtown Los Angeles loft occupied by three single guys. Among her new roommates, Jess had an immediate connection with Nick, a law school dropout-turned-bartender who knows he’s not living up to his potential – yet. Winston, a former pro basketball player (in Europe), who returned to the loft not knowing what to do with his life, has done his best to adjust to working the night shift at a sports-radio station. Rounding out the loft, but living in his own universe, is Schmidt, whose over-confidence and well-defined physique mask severe insecurities, which manifest themselves in a number of OCD-like mannerisms, false bravado and contributions to the loft’s douchebag jar. Providing an outsider’s perspective on the loft’s dynamics is Jess’ childhood best friend, Cece, a model with a killer deadpan, whose on-again-off-again relationship with Schmidt keeps surprising everyone, most of all, herself.

For her role on “New Girl”, Deschanel was recently nominated for her third Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical. Last season, “New Girl” was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (Deschanel) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Greenfield). The series was nominated in its freshman year for five Emmy Awards, including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Deschanel and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Greenfield. The series was nominated for a Television Critics Association Award in the category of Outstanding New Program as well as a Critics’ Choice Television Award in the category of Best Comedy Series. Deschanel won the Television Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Comedy (tied with Amy Poehler). In its first season, “New Girl” received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and a Writers Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television – New Series.

“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.

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