New Girl, Mindy Get Plum Showcase After Idol

NewGirl_MindyProject_300Jess and Mindy have both scored a hot date with Ryan Seacrest.

Fox has announced that fresh episodes of New Girl and The Mindy Project will get a plum, one-night-only showcase — airing after American Idol — on Thursday, April 4, during the 9 o’clock hour.

Versus their season openers, New Girl at last tally was down about 18 percent in both total audience and in the demo rating, while Mindy has fallen more than 33 percent.

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The New Girl episode, “Date Night,” finds Jess and Nick angling to break out of “relationship limbo” by going on a proper first date. Any guesses how Schmidt and Winston will react when they get wind of what’s afoot?

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Then, on The Mindy Project, the titular birthday girl has little to celebrate when her personal and professional worlds collide. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Danny fight over Kelen Coleman of HBO’s Newsroom.