Fox is making itself really comfortable in the New Girl loft this spring.
TVLine has learned that the Zooey Deschanel comedy will begin airing two new episodes on Tuesday nights, beginning April 19 and concluding with the May 10 season finale.
According to a Fox rep, the double-pumps are purely out of necessity, since New Girl‘s fifth season runs a full 22 episodes but didn’t premiere until January.
All told, New Girl‘s final run of installments will go like this: The April 19 episodes will air back-to-back from 8 to 9 pm. Then, starting April 26, new half-hours will air from 8 to 8:30 and 9 to 9:30 pm.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Comedy Central has cancelled its animated comedy Moonbeam City after one season, Deadline reports.
* DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has added Mitchell Kummen (When Calls the Heart), who will guest-star in the April 21 episode as a young Mick Rory aka Heat Wave, per Variety. (Fun fact: This is the second time Kummen has played a younger version of a character on a Greg Berlanti show. He was also Young John on The Tomorrow People.)
* Sheila Vand (State of Affairs) has joined Fox’s 24: Legacy pilot in the series-regular role of Nilaa, the driven and intelligent campaign director of Jimmy Smits’ Sen. Donovan, Deadline reports.
* TLC has greenlit its first scripted series, Too Close to Home, which will be written, directed and exec-produced by Tyler Perry. According to THR, the eight-part drama centers on a young woman who must return to her trailer-park roots after her political career is derailed by a well-publicized affair with a married senator.