Zooey Deschanel‘s Fox comedy New Girl just got a fifth season renewal from the network!
In fact, the cast has already begun shooting the fifth season due to Zooey‘s pregnancy. They decided to shoot a bunch of episodes while Zooey is still able to work before the baby comes. Then the cast will get a bit of a hiatus, E! News reports.
“I have been having a lot of fun in the writers’ room this year putting some of the relationship drama aside and just focusing on making the stories as funny as possible,” creator Liz Meriwether told the publication. “Surprisingly, telling stories about smaller events in the characters’ lives has actually deepened the relationships on the show. It turns out the best way to tell a story about a relationship is to not tell a story about a relationship. I’m going to get that quote tattooed to my lower back later.”
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Congratulations to Zooey and Jacob!
Emily Deschanel just found herself a new pregnancy pal: sister Zooey!
The New Girl star is expecting her first child with Jacob Pechenik this summer, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
“Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,” Deschanel tells PEOPLE.