Created by Elizabeth Meriwether (No Strings Attached), New Girl revolves around a socially awkward teacher, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who-after discovering her boyfriend has cheated on her-moves in with three guys (Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, and Jake Johnson) and discovers that they are just as neurotic as she is.
At 30, Meriwether might be one of the youngest television show creators in Hollywood. Arriving fresh from a dental cleaning, she was sporting similar eyeglasses to the ones Zooey Deschanel’s Jess dons on the show. Meriwether’s been known to spend the night at the office and says coffee is her fuel. "Honestly, other people's brilliance and creativity gets me through the day and pushes me to keep thinking about the show," she said, sitting in her office on the Fox lot in Los Angeles. "Because there are definitely times that I want to curl up with Upstairs, Downstairs and disappear."