Before there was Lena Dunham, there was Liz Meriwether, and before Liz Meriwether, there was Diablo Cody and before Diablo Cody there was dot dot dot. Liz is the creator and scriptwriter for Fox's new hit show New Girl. She also penned the movie No Strings Attached.
The show was heavily promoted and it quickly paid off. Zooey Deschanel was nominated for a Golden Globe award, and now she and her co-star Max Greenfield are both up for Emmys.
Season 1 ended in a few cliffhangers; Nick moved back into the loft with Jess, Winston has a serious girlfriend, and Cece and Schmidt called it quits. Fans of the show want to see Cece and Schmidt together and fans want Jess and Nick to hook up already! Here's what Elizabeth had to say about where season 2, which premieres on September 25, is going.
Who would you like to see return as a guest star?
Liz: Cece's roommate Nadia. We just really loved her and she's so funny. I feel like she's gonna be around for a long time.
What's going to happen with Cece and Schmidt?
Liz: I think they have a lot of emotional stuff to work out before they can be in a relationship. They're two people that didn't want a relationship and ended up in one. They're not ready yet and I feel like they got to figure out a way to do it.
Are Jess and Nick going to start dating?
Liz: When they do hook up, it's gonna be hardcore sex [laughs]! A lot of online content!
We don't really have a show that's been planned. It's organic. We just want to really honest with the characters. It's not 'Will they or won't they?' Let's just really think about these characters, where they are, what would happen. I genuinely don't know.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Liz: The show is really from my life and a writer's life. We're always pushing new boundaries from personal stories. I think that's what we base the show on, making 'em feel like it's real and coming from a real place. Whenever we feel like the story existed just as a joke, we always had to go back and find a way to make it real.