Special episodes air Thursday, Apr. 4 on FOX
LOS ANGELES — All-new episodes of New Girl  (8:00-8:30 p.m.) and The Mindy Project  (8:30-9:00 p.m.) move to Thursday, April 4 on a special night, following an all-new episode of American Idol (7:00-8:00 p.m. live) on FOX.
In the all-new “Date Night” episode of New Girl, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson), who are caught between friendship and something more, try to break out of relationship limbo by going on a “first” date. Once Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Winston (Lamorne Morris) realize a full-on Jess/Nick romance might be happening, they swoop in to try to sabotage the date.
In the all-new “Mindy’s Birthday” episode of The Mindy Project, Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) throws Mindy (Mindy Kaling) a surprise birthday party, but when her two worlds collide – personal and professional— it’s nothing to celebrate. Meanwhile, Jeremy (Ed Weeks) and Danny (Chris Messina) fight over the same girl (guest star Kelen Coleman, “Newsroom”).
New Girl is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Liz Meriwether. Meriwether, Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher), Peter Chernin (Touch ), Katherine Pope (Touch), Dave Finkel (United States of Tara, 30 Rock) and Brett Baer (United States of Tara, 30 Rock) are executive producers. “Like” New Girl on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newgirlonfox . Follow the series on Twitter @NewGirlonFOX and join the discussion at #newgirl. Download the New Girl Companion app at www.fox.com/new-girl/mobileapps .
The Mindy Project is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television. The series is created and written by Mindy Kaling, and executive-produced by Kaling, Howard Klein (The Office, Parks and Recreation), Matt Warburton (The Simpsons ) and Michael Spiller (Modern Family). “Like” the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/themindyproject . Follow the series on Twitter @MindyProjectFOX and join the discussion at #themindyproject.