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NEW GIRL at PaleyFest: Jake Johnson Teases What’s Next for Nick and Jess. Plus, Teases From the Panel!

March 12, 2013 by  

After sharing a steamy kiss earlier this year, NEW GIRL’s Nick and Jess have been awkwardly dancing around each other (sometimes literally) ever since. And things are about to get even more complicated.

I spoke with NEW GIRL star Jake Johnson (Nick) before Monday night’s PaleyFest panel honoring his series and he teased what fans can expect in the next few episodes for the roommates…


During the panel, the cast and producers of NEW GIRL also dropped some interesting teases about what’s to come:

  • The NEW GIRL executive producers teased that Rob Reiner will reprise his role as Jess’ father in the 24th episode of the year. (Zooey Deschanel learned the news along with the fans.)
  • The show is currently filming a flashback episode which will show how all the characters lost their virginity.
  • The big Nick/Jess kiss? Almost didn’t happen. The writers went back and forth over whether it was the right time to do it (and it wasn’t in the original script), and they didn’t end up deciding to definitely do it until a few days before it was filmed.
  • When a fan asked whom Deschanel would like to have play her on-screen sister, she pointed to her real-life sister, Emily. (Whom you may know as the star of BONES.) “Not only is she talented, she is literally related to me,” Deschanel joked. She also revealed they also almost got Emily to play Katie (the girl Jess pretended to be in order to snag Sam), but the timing didn’t work out.
  • If you were hoping to find out whether Cece’s engagement would lead to a marriage, you’ll have to stay tuned. The cast admitted they don’t know what will happen, and the EPs kept mum.

NEW GIRL airs Tuesdays at 9 PM on Fox.

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