Monday, May 16 by

New Fox Comedy Trailers: ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, ‘New Girl’ And Others

How edgy do you want your comedy? If you said, "Fox-level edgy," then we're on the same page. Above are trailers for a few buzzed about new comedies coming to Fox in the 2011-12 season. Feel the buzz. Go ahead. It feels tingly and strange.

First up, "Napoleon Dynamite." The original cast from that movie about that weird kid you liked at some point many years ago is back, in animated sitcom form. Jon Heder stars as the awkward teen from Idaho. Tots are sweet, as are ninja moves, as are ligers.

Then we have the multi-camera comedy "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," which is a working title, so don't get that tattooed on your back just yet. Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran star as single mom BFFs with very different parenting styles. However, both styles produce terrible teen daughters, so there you go.

"New Girl" (also a working title, so again, no tats) stars Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day, a character described as "offbeat" and "quirky," but I'd go with "painfully awful." After an awkward break-up, Jess moves into an apartment with three dudes (Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Damon Wayans Jr.) who are equally annoyed and astounded by her.

Finally, "Allen Gregory" is an animated comedy from Jonah Hill. The titular lead character bears absolutely no resemblance to Stewie from "Family Guy." It definitely can't be described as, "Stewie from 'Family Guy' goes to 2nd grade and it's awkward for him." Stewie from "Family Guy?" Hardly, you guys.


  1. May 16, 2011 4:05 pm

    Mayor McCheese

     How is the whole cast of Napoleon Dynamite not locked down on a project?

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