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Fox Renews New Girl, Raising Hope & Glee

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by photoshopgrl, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher

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    Is it just me, or has New Girl lost it's way? It just doesn't seem funny to me anymore. It used to be one of my favorite shows too.
    Part of it is the inclusion of Damon Wayans Jr in the cast. Not sure why they had to add his character to the mix, but I often find myself just skipping over his scenes.
     
  2. mattack

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    I still like it, and as I said elsewhere, I think it's *cool* that they brought his character back (from the pilot), after the actor was pulled back to the (sadly departed) "Happy Endings".
     
  3. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Did they ever offer an explanation as to why he came back? Other than his other show being cancelled, of course.
     
  4. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    He broke up with his girlfriend.

    I agree New Girl is less interesting and I think a big part is

    The Jess and Nick relationship

    Which is really boring and uninteresting and handicaps the madcap escapades they could be having.
     
  5. sushikitten

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    It's not as good...but it's still good. :)
     
  6. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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  7. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    He's not playing the same character.
     
  8. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    I don't think I'd go so far as to call it those things, but I agree that the show took a turn with this plotline. For stretches of season 2, it was surely the funniest comedy on TV. Now it seldom hits those highs (although it's still enjoyable).
     
  9. markp99

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    Yes, I had this exact thought. Was a favorite; just not loving it very much any more.

    Winston's character is really good, but is further minimized with Wayans' addition. He's disrupted the chemistry, as has the Jess and Nick relationship.
     
  10. whitson77

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    Pretty much all of this. Plus it has gotten really mean spirited where it used to have heart. And tone down the sex stuff. It has gotten kind of creepy...

    But at least Brooklyn nine nine is doing it right! Hopefully, it gets a renewal.
     
  11. LooseWiring

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    Gawd, I can't stand New Girl. Gave it a few episodes the first season but Zoe Daschund is annoying as hell and I am tired of the constant promos shoving the show down my throat.

    Really glad Raising Hope was renewed. That show just keeps getting better and better.
     
  12. aindik

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    This is a thread bump from 2012. I can't imagine Raising Hope will be renewed again. I think they're limping to the 100 episode finish line and then they're done.

    And I agree about New Girl. I can't stand it.
     
  13. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Glad Raising Hope is coming back. Thought Friday would be the death of it, glad it isn't.
     
  14. Azlen

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    It's probably not as has been mentioned. Donbadabon bumped this from 2012 to comment on New Girl. Probably should have started another thread to avoid confusion with the thread title containing old and no longer accurate news.
     
  15. Donbadabon

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    Yeah, sorry for the confusion. It was the latest generic thread (non-episode related) and figured I would just piggy-back on it instead of starting a new thread.

    So if you are reading this for the first time, the thread subject was based on 2012. My comment was just how New Girl had lost its 'funny', to me.
     
  16. LooseWiring

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    So you bumped a nearly 2 year old thread tangentially related to the show you wanted to comment about?

    Gee, wonder why there was confusion?
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I thought last night's episode of New Girl was pretty good. And I like having Damon Wayans Jr. on the show. I think with him there, it's allowed them to improve Winston's character quite a bit.
     
  18. mattack

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    Even though I still like it, as I said, they seem to have turned Winston into a literal idiot. I don't remember him saying anything especially intelligent before, but now he acts literally dumb..
     

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