Is Romance In the Air for Nick & Jess on FOX's NEW GIRL?

Is Romance In the Air for Nick & Jess on FOX's NEW GIRL?

Are Jake Johnson's 'Nick' and Zooey Deschanel's 'Jess' taking their friendship to the next level? In a new interview with TV Equals, New Girl creator, Liz Meriwether teased about a possible romance blooming between the characters.

"I think Nick and Jess, in particular, are trying to figure out how they feel about each other. There are a lot of obstacles for them. They don't have the kind of relationship where anything is easy," explains Meriwether. "I mean, they're always at odds. They're very different people and they are attracted to each other, but that doesn't solve a lot of the problems that they have like Nick never showering while Jess is effervescence and has optimism in The Face of Nick's hatred of the world and people."

She continues, "A lot of that stuff hasn't been resolved and I think the rest of the season is really like them fighting their feelings and fighting their attraction and trying to figure out what they really want out of each other. It's been really fun to write or and really fnu to watch on set. The actors have been really great in sort of embracing this new dynamic."

New Girl airs Tuesdays, 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT on the FOX network.

About NEW GIRL

Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, breakout comedy New Girl returns for its sophomore season with all-new exploits of a smart, spirited and single young woman, her three male roommates and her beautiful best friend.

This season, after JESS (Zooey Deschanel) gets laid off from her teaching job, she re-evaluates her life and career and immediately makes some dubious choices along the way - working alongside a jaded cocktail waitress (guest star Parker Posey), jumping into a sex-only relationship with a handsome lothario (recurring guest star David Walton) and attempting to bond with her younger neighbors by using 80's humor. Also this season, NICK (Jake Johnson) is dumbfounded when he gets a visit from his future self, WINSTON (Lamorne Morris) must answer to his disapproving mother and basketball star sister, SCHMIDT (MAX GREENFIELD) panics at the thought of getting old and then becomes jealous when CECE (HANNAH SIMONE) starts dating the anti-Schmidt.

New Girl was recently nominated for five Emmy Awards, including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Zooey Deschanel and Best Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series for MAX 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). Last 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.

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