- TV. Watch. Repeat. -The Origin Story Of 'New Girl,' Or What Was Nearly 'Chicks And Dicks'
New Girl might have been called Chicks and Dicks. It also might have featured a Jess who was "Lucille Ball trying to be Carrie Bradshaw." And Nick Miller might have been dumped by his fiancé for none other than Michael Phelps. So are just some of the details in creator Liz Meriwether's pitch doc for New Girl, which started as an adorkable vehicle for star Zooey Deschanel, and blossomed into an endlessly rewatchable comedy that gifted us with douche jars, mess-arounds, and literally everything Winston. (Pause to listen to Winston's song dedicated to Ferguson. And now you may carry on.)
In our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat., The Dipp's TV origins story podcast, my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I talk about how New Girl started, the most difficult character to cast, and what exactly happened behind the scenes during that infamous Super Bowl Prince episode. Plus, a very unexpected link to The O.C., and my very major mea culpa 11 years in the making.