Netflix Inks Exclusive Deal to Stream Fox’s ‘New Girl’

Netflix has signed an exclusive deal to stream past seasons of Fox’s Zooey Deschanel starrer New Girl.

The first season became available Monday and subsequent seasons will debut after their broadcast run, Netflix and Twentieth Century Fox Television said Monday.

“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,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “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.”

Gina Brogi, executive vp worldwide pay television and subscription video on demand for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution added, “As a leader in digital distribution, Netflix is an important partner for us. We are thrilled to continue building our relationship with them.”

Amid increased competition from rival streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and HBO Go, Netflix is reportedly trying to secure exclusive deals for shows that resonate with subscribers.

It has also begun investing in and streaming original content like House of Cards, the latest season of Arrested Development and Orange Is the New Black, which was renewed last week ahead of its July 11 debut.

Fox renewed New Girl for a third season in March, two months ahead of its upfront presentation to advertisers. Fox touted New Girl as the No. 1 comedy among women 18 to 34. The show is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.

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Pantene: Zooey’s Big Day – Video and Screencaps

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Zooey Deschanel on ‘New Girl’ – Gold Derby Chat

Zooey Deschanel from ‘New Girl’ chats with Gold Derby editor Chris Beachum.

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Zooey on ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ – Sneak Peek

Everyone has a family history, but not all of us are aware of the secrets the past may hold. TLC’s new series “Who Do You Think You Are?” takes today’s top celebrities through incredibly personal journeys in order to unlock the mysteries of their ancestors. Each episode delves deep into the participant’s past by investigating genealogical research, uncovering historical documents or artifacts and consulting with experts along the way. State to state, or country to country, it’s uncertain where the clues will lead next. Whether inspiring and courageous, or dark and tragic, the secrets and pieces of themselves discovered will truly change each participant’s life forever.

Jun 30 • by Flor • 2 CommentsMedia, Productions

Zooey on the Forbes 100

Zooey Deschanel
Earnings $6 M As of June 2013

At a Glance

  • Actress
  • Age: 33
  • Source of Wealth: Television
  • Residence: Los Angeles, CA
  • Country of Citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Divorced

 

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Fox’s New Girl is a certified hit. Advertisers pay $300,000 per 30-second spot on the show which averages 4.5 million per week. Unsurprisingly, the show (which Deschanel produces as well as stars on) was picked up for a third season which should come with a sizeable salary bump. The multi-talented actress released her third album as one half of the pop duo She & Him in May and went on a North America tour. But there’s more: Deschanel is co-founder of a promising new media site, HelloGiggles.com which draws nearly 2 million unique visitors each month, according to Google Analytics.

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