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Growing up, the New Girl star idolized her mother’s looks. She’s “just a beautiful person and she has her own style,” the 33-year-old told PEOPLE last year. But ultimately you define your own beauty. “I can try to look like other people if I’m playing a role, but I like to serve my own sense of what I think is beautiful,” she explained. “You have to be true to yourself.”
The magazine is out today.
Fox has handed early renewals to midseason drama The Following and Tuesday comedies New Girl, Raising Hope and The Mindy Project. They join recently renewed veteran Bones, with negotiations for a fifth season of Glee ongoing. Per star Kevin Bacon’s deal, The Following pickup is for a 15-episode second season, same as Season 1. It will likely return next midseason. The Following, from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and Warner Bros. TV, has emerged as a big DVR performer, rising to No. 2 broadcast drama and No. 3 drama overall this season in Live+7 ratings.
Fox hinted at the renewal of New Girl, Raising Hope and The Mindy Project last week when it slotted repeats of the three comedies on its summer schedule. New Girl, from creator Liz Meriwether, Chernin Entertainment and 20th TV, is Fox’s highest-rated comedy. It has been renewed for a third season. Raising Hope, from creator Greg Garcia and 20th TV, has been a great utility player, delivering solid ratings wherever dispatched by the network. Mindy Kaling’s freshman Mindy Project, from Universal TV and 3 Arts has been soft in the ratings but has done well with critics and is a favorite of Fox brass.
Zooey Deschanel is becoming a full-fledged TV producer. The New Girl star has launched a production company with her Hello Giggles partner Sophia Rossi, which has inked a two-year first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind New Girl. Under the pact, Deschanel and Rossi will develop new projects for the studio. The two tried their hand at producing this season with Must Be Nice, a comedy written by New Girl consulting producer J.J. Philbin and produced by 20th TV, which sold to Fox, the network that airs New Girl. Deschanel and Rossi executive produced that project with Molly McAleer (2 Broke Girls), their partner at female-centric Web site Hello Giggles, which the trio launched in 2011. “We’ve known Zooey as an actress through New Girl, and as we got to know her as a producer through the script she developed, we quickly realized that there is so much more to her,” 20th TV chairman Gary Newman said. “Zooey and Sophia have their finger on the pulse of young people and particularly young women, and we really responded to that.” Deschanel is repped by UTA, Seven Summits and Hanson Jacobson; Rossi by UTA, Ziffren Brittenham and 3 Arts.
Something is always bound to go wrong during award’s night, and it’s usually behind the scenes.
New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel had to think on her feet to fix a wardrobe malfunction right before she hit the stage with Jim Parsons to present the Emmy for Writing in a Comedy Series.
So what happened?!
While a situation like that might cause some ladies to freak out, Zooey kept it cool, calm and collected the whole way through.
“I don’t even care really because it’s all fun. This is just supposed to be for fun. If you’re not having fun, what are you doing?”
And as far as fearing the lack of support for her, um, girls, Deschanel was sure those bad boys weren’t going anywhere.
“I wouldn’t wear that kind of dress. I just didn’t want my bra to show.”
Well, some other stars made sure to wear “that kind of dress.”
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is expanding her relationship with the series’ network, Fox, and producing entities, 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment. Deschanel is executive producing Must Be Nice, a comedy written by New Girl consulting producer J.J. Philbin, which has sold to Fox with a script commitment. 20th TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment are producing along with Deschanel’s Hello Giggles.
Must Be Nice explores the generation gap between two women who are only 7 years apart when a single, chaotic, 27 year-old moves in with her more responsible, 34-year-old, married sister. Philbin and Deschanel will executive produce with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Deschanel’s Hello Giggles partners Sophia Rossi and Molly McAleer (2 Broke Girls). Deschanel, Rossi and McAleer last year launched female-centric Web site Hello Giggles, and are now expanding their brand to television.
This marks the second comedy project for Philbin this season. She also is executive producing High Life, from the brother-and-sister writing duo Will Reiser (50/50) and Robin Reiser. The project, also from 20th TV, is at NBC with a put pilot commitment. Deschanel is with CAA and Seven Summits. UTA reps Rossi and Philbin who is managed by 3 Arts. McAleer is repped by WME and Mosaic.