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New Girl Pilot Script

October 30, 2011

Source: FOX

Only a few episodes in and New Girl is already being talked about as the next “hot” show to spec.  Move over Modern Family there’s a “new girl” in town.  Sorry…  Anyhow, I’ve gotten a few emails asking if I knew where to find the pilot script — Although it’s pretty easy to find online, I’ll go ahead and post the link here anyway:

Not surprisingly, the script can be found on Lee Thomson’s script site.  I haven’t read the pilot, yet, but I’ve heard it’s better than what was shot.  It’s a bit early for a toolkit, as the show is still finding its legs, but look for one later this season.  No promises, though.

Fun Fact:  The original title of the show was Chicks and Dicks.  Not to be confused with the failed TLC documentary of the same name, which chronicled life on  a chicken farm run by two brothers, both named Richard.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2011 9:52 pm

    Chicks and dicks? Really glad they decided to ditch that gem of a title. Such a great show- by the second episode I was already thinking “I’d love to spec this one”. I imagine there are quite a few who did the same.

  2. November 1, 2011 9:19 pm

    @ironbunny – agreed! Hopefully there will be other scripts posted online at some point, because I know there’ll be a lot of writers looking for them…

  3. December 20, 2011 9:24 pm

    Wait a minute… Two brothers? Half-brothers, maybe.

    Thanks for this link. It’s a good read, and it shows that a script can still have mistakes in it and still get picked up, if it’s good enough.

    I’m not surprised that it was altered before being made, though, it had some kinks that needed ironing out.

    Looking forward to watching the pilot.

    Thanks again.

  4. Dayo permalink
    January 29, 2012 6:03 pm

    Thanks for being my source of all things comedy writing. I really look forward to the New Girl toolkit!

  5. March 8, 2013 12:00 pm

    Since I get so many visits from this post (thanks, Evan!), you should know the above link no longer works. New Girl now has its own directory, http://www.zen134237.zen.co.uk/New_Girl/ which includes three season one scripts in addition to the pilot.

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