'New Girl' at Paleyfest: 10 quotes from the panel, plus a few spoilers
Oh, and there are a few casting spoilers at the end, just for fun. If you want more "New Girl" spoilers, click here.
"They would have attacked each other." -- Liz Meriwether (creator of "New Girl") on why the writers decided to get Nick ( Jake Johnson) and Jess together
"I thought it was great in an episode about how annoying Jess was." -- Zooey Deschanel, speaking about "Cooler," the episode in which Jess and Nick kissed
"It was like 'The Three Stooges' with boobs." -- Zooey Deschanel, describing a "boob-slap fight" with Hannah Simone
"People hook up. People don't hook up. I don't judge." -- Lamorne Morris on the Jess-Nick relationship
"She's engaged to another man and you call it a bit of a rocky patch?" -- Hannah Simone when asked about Cece and Schmidt going through a rocky patch
"This is what we like to call deflecting." -- Liz Meriwether, deflecting
"It's been fun watching Nick's career as a writer blossom." -- Liz Meriwether, speaking about Nick's "novel"
"I think Thanksgiving is really sexy!" -- Liz Meriwether
"He's also named Jess." -- Liz Meriwether when asked about Schmidt's first name
"I like just Schmidt. I don't ever want to know what it is." -- Max Greenfield on his character's first name
Now for the casting spoilers...
Schmidt is getting a major blast from the past in the form of Merritt Wever ( "Nurse Jackie"), who will play an ex-girlfriend of everyone's favorite d**chebag. She will reenter Schmidt's life as he tries to get over the loss of Cece.
Meanwhile, a familiar face will reappear in Jess' life -- her dad, played by Rob Reiner, will return for the Season 2 finale.
"New Girl" airs Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX.