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New Girl just got a new director — and it’s our very own Zooey Deschanel! While last season saw castmate Jake Johnson behind the scenes, this year Zooey will be directing the season premiere. false

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Makes sense. Interestingly enough, Johnson said almost the exact same thing during the episode he directed, “Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt,” which was actually pretty Nick Miller-heavy. Deschanel went a step further, and mentioned the technique they use to ease some of the actor/director pressure.

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Since the season premiere airs tonight on FOX, Deschanel noted a few of her ultimate favorite episodes — and her selection is pretty fantastic.

Of course she wouldn’t spoil the season in full, but she did give a hint as to what tonight’s premiere might mean for the whole season — after all, usually the first episode sets the tone, and lets us know what to expect from our favorite characters.

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Hmm. Does that mean there’ll be more (amazing) tension between exes Nick and Jess? Hopefully those two crazy kids realize they still love each other, after all this time.

Here’s a behind the scenes look from FOX that’ll remind us of how incredibly powerful season five was.

Don’t forget to tune into New Girl tonight and check out Zooey’s episode!