Long the poster girl for the artsy indie crowd, her light touch voice fluttering through both records and beloved independent films, Zooey Deschanel is making the big move to mainstream, network TV.
Deschanel's sitcom pilot, "The New Girl," was picked up for next season by FOX on Tuesday night, meaning the actress will get her crack at charming a national audience. According to Deadline, in the show, Deschanel plays, "an unlucky-in-love elementary school teacher who moves away from her former boyfriend and in with three unruly guys."
In other words, fulfilling the unlikely fantasies of a lot of potential male 18-34 viewers.
Deschanel made her excitement about the pickup known all over the internet, tweeting last night "I am thrilled that our show got picked up & so excited to work with this great group of people!also know I'm getting humblebragged. whatevs."
Often cast as the sarcastic best friend or quirky object of affection, Deschanel has made her biggest on-screen impact thus far in the 2009 romantic darling "(500) Days of Summer," which paired her, a hard-to-get dream girl, with an earnest Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She played a small part as Belladonna in the recent stoner fantasy "Your Highness," starring Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman, and she'll play one of Paul Rudd's three beleaguered sisters in the upcoming "Our Idiot Brother."
For more, click over to Deadline.