Except for a couple of notable exceptions, everyone seemed to be going through the motions last night. Look, this happens. Especially at the end of a three-show run -- near the end of a long season –- looking ahead to the final stretch of shows of this season, which begin on May 3. The end is in sight! But, boy, there were some dull moments during Seth Rogen’s hosted effort that played out, at times, in front of an almost-silent studio audience. (Shhh! Don’t wake them!) Here’s this week’s pretty mellow Scorecard…
FOX fans, your time is at hand! While some renewals are more surprising than others, FOX has officially granted a second season to Andy Samberg's Golden Globe-winning 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' along with thirds for Kevin Bacon serial killer drama 'The Following' and Mindy Kaling's critically-adored 'The Mindy Project,' and a fourth season for Zooey Deschanel's ever-quirky 'New Girl.'
You'd think it would be difficult to continue writing love interests for a perpetual 10-year-old, but eat our shorts if 'The Simpsons' doesn't find ways to make it adorkable. We already knew that 'New Girl' star and all around manic pixie dream girl poster-child Zooey Deschanel would reprise her role as Mary Spuckler for 'The Simpsons' season 24 premiere (along with a host of other past girlfriends), but what's this about another return appearance? And what other famous voices are joining the fray?
Our lives have felt significantly less "adorkable" since 'New Girl' wrapped its first season, and we were left wondering just how the loft gang would ever get back together after Nick (Jake Johnson) moved out. Then the show rather hastily wrapped that up, but it doesn't mean we miss the show any less! So as long as we're bein' quirky with Zooey Deschanel, what are the chances we'll get to see some of her musical talents next season?
Zooey Deschanel (aka the Queen of Quirky) has won over many television viewers with her role on 'New Girl,' but she'll also soon be charming audiences on the Great White Way, thanks to Loretta Lynn. The country legend handpicked the actress and singer to play the lead in the Broadway version of Lynn's life story.
When it comes to the ladies, Bart Simpson clearly gets around, as evidenced by the smorgasbord of A-list actresses set to play Bart's assorted exes in an episode of 'The Simpsons' scheduled for early next season. Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Silverman will all reprise their respective roles in Bart's love life in "Moonshine River," set to air this fall.
Zooey Deschanel has made a name for herself being quirky and kitten-cute, so it was only natural for 'Saturday Night Live' to spoof her persona with a now-recurring skit depicting the actress hosting a talk show called 'Bein' Quirky With Zooey Deschanel.'
In the second installment, which aired this weekend, the 'SNL' version of Zooey was joined by actors playing fellow quirksters Michael Cera and Zooey's BFF Drew Barrymore, and the "first quirky girl with a TV show," Fran Drescher.