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Expanded X Factor Episodes Mean No New Girl Until November

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel's New Girl has only aired three episodes, but Fox is already giving it a breather to prop up Simon Cowell. The Futon Critic reports that Fox has pulled the next two episodes of New Girl in order to expand The X Factor from 90 minutes to a full two hours, and since the network had long planned to preempt the October 25 New Girl for X Factor, that means that Zooey & Co. will be off for three weeks and won't return until November. And yes, that probably means you won't get your Lizzy Caplan/New Girl fix until sometime next year. We suggest that you simply watch Happy Endings and squint! [Futon Critic]

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