With new comedic hour Scream Queens set for the fall, I hear Fox may shake up the Tuesday comedy lineup, holding the night’s staple New Girl until January. I hear the strategic move is designed to give New Girl’s fifth season a virtually uninterrupted run, which is very helpful for a serialized comedy as proven recently by new Fox midseason drama Last Man on Earth, which ran continuously. In the fall, New Girl gets interrupted for baseball and then the holidays, sometime disrupting its momentum as was the case in its first season.
Meanwhile, Tuesday would be familiar territory for Scream Queens creators Ryan Murphy Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan and co-star Lea Michele as that is where Glee once aired, most recently during the 2013-14 season.
Zooey Deschanel currently is expecting her first baby but her pregnancy is not being written into the show. To accommodate the star, New Girl extended production after the wrap of Season 4 to bank a few extra episodes.