Fox is playing a dangerous scheduling game with its biggest freshman hit “The New Girl.” She just moved into Fox’s house, but already the network is taking a break.
They’ve pulled the original episodes of the Zooey Deschanel series from its lineup for the rest of October. Episodes previously scheduled for Oct. 11, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 have been postponed; instead Fox will air extended two-hour episodes of “The X Factor” (because what we need more of is over-inflated reality shows).
It was previously announced that “New Girl” would be moved temporarily to Wednesdays during MLB playoffs but now those plans are off in favor of upping “The X Factor.”
That means fans of the breakout sitcom, which has averaged roughly 9 million viewers since its Sept. 20 debut, won’t see a new “New Girl” episode until November 1.
Scheduling hiatuses tend to impact shows negatively, so let’s hope all the viewers who fell for the “New Girl” remember her come November.
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