Huzzah! Television’s most adorkable half-hour comedy, New Girl, has been picked up for a second season. What fresh misadventures will the second season bring? And what does the well deserved series extension mean for the likelihood of a Schmidt-centric spin-off? Have our dreams of Who Gives a Schmidt?, starring Max Greenfield and Chloe Moretz as his caustic little sister, been dashed against the rocks?
There’s more good news for the (many, we hope!) of us rooting for Jess’s new relationship with wealthy, 40-something helicopter parent Russell (Dermot Mulroney). Mulroney told The Los Angeles Times, “I’ve finished my run, and they’ve finished doing this season. But I’ve been harassing [creator Liz Meriwether] about how to get Russell back on.” The return of Russell! We love Russell. We feel like the employees of Instagram right now.