Today is National Proposal Day, and if there's one place you can expect some beautifully planned-out proposals, it's TV. There have been some sweet engagements on the small screen over the past few months, so to salute the holiday — and these cute onscreen couples — check out the recent TV proposals guaranteed to give you the warm fuzzies.
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Zooey Deschanel got some support from her New Girl costars when the cast attended PaleyFest in LA yesterday. We got a chance to talk to Max Greenfield, who gave us a teaser about his character Schmidt's new love interest and what's in the stars for his relationship with the now-engaged Cece. He said, "I don't know, I really don't know what's happening. We kinda go episode by episode and I'm trying to come to grips with the fact that Cece is doing her thing."
Now that New Girl is preparing to go on hiatus, Zooey has another project on her plate — a new album and a Summer tour with her band, She & Him. She recently released a new single, "Never Wanted Your Love," which features Zooey's trademark vocals over bandmate M. Ward's music. She & Him's tour will kick off on June 13 and last through July 11.
We caught up with Schmidt himself, Max Greenfield, tonight at New Girl's PaleyFest event to get the scoop on what's ahead for his character's love life in the wake of CeCe's engagement. Max also talked about an upcoming episode of the show that will take the cast to Chicago and why he hopes it's a long time before we learn Schmidt's first name.
Lamorne Morris's Winston has not had the best romantic luck lately on New Girl, and when we talked to him at tonight's PaleyFest event for the show, he said we'll get more insight into all the main characters' love lives in an upcoming episode. Lamorne said the flashback-heavy installment of the comedy will tell "origin" stories about the main characters' first times. He also made a plea to one pro athlete he hopes will appear on the show in the future.
Hannah Simone's character Cece had a major life moment on the last episode of New Girl — she accepted a proposal! We spoke with Hannah tonight at the New Girl PaleyFest event, where she told us she thinks Cece will remain engaged and weighed in on her own crazy roommate experiences. She also gave us some advice on scoring perfect bangs like her and her costar Zooey Deschanel.
Jake Johnson headed back from South by Southwest this week just in time to join his castmates at New Girl's PaleyFest panel tonight. The actor talked to us about premiering his new movie, Drinking Buddies, in Austin and what it has in common with his TV show. He also told us he was surprised by the Nick and Jess kiss earlier this season but had wanted it to happen "for a long time," and shared his own advice for making male-female friendships successful.
Good news for fans of Fox series new and old: the network has just picked up freshman series The Mindy Project and The Following for second seasons, as well as renewed New Girl and Raising Hope. None of this news is terribly surprising, as The Mindy Project and The Following have both had decent showings for the network in their first seasons. Meanwhile, New Girl has continued to grow its fan following in its current second season, and Raising Hope has been dependable in its third. Are you excited that Fox's Tuesday night comedy block is staying intact?