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    irehawk20

    [1]Oct 7, 2011
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    New Girl is a FOX sitcom, while Whitney is an NBC sitcom. The stars are both hot-looking women and they are both funny. Here's what I don't understand: NBC is more of an advantageous network than FOX, but New Girl is doing better than Whitney, increasing more ratings.

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    hell693

    [2]Oct 15, 2011
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    New Girl is much better than Whitney.
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    Just_Jos

    [3]Oct 20, 2011
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    "New Girl" of course.

    Edited on 08/11/2012 8:32pm
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    irehawk20

    [4]Nov 3, 2011
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    Well, "New Girl" did not do well in this current episode this week.

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    Jemadari

    [5]Nov 5, 2011
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    I would watch a Whitney standup special over New Girl but in a battle of sitcoms New Girl wins

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    mattgus

    [6]Nov 8, 2011
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    the actors are great,but i can't watch dumb and dumber guys over breasts anymore...it's a older than 35 yrs kind of thing. zooey still makes me happy thou...
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    hueyf

    [7]Nov 15, 2011
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    I like both shows but New girl is a more smarter comedy with heart and good intentions from the characters where Whitney is more blunt and crude.

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    RobinDanil

    [8]Nov 17, 2011
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    New girl! Zooey Deschanel+10000LaughingWhitney is the worst thing ever..

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    reynolds1415

    [9]Nov 21, 2011
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    I really like both shows but I would have to give a narrow edge to New Girl.


    A show that puts a turkey in the dryer to defrost it. that was genius comedy.

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    meee223

    [10]Dec 2, 2011
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    I absolutely love Whitney. Closer to the old style of comedy (90's style) which is good because nothing was funnier than Cheers, Frasier and Seinfeld. A reminder to younger viewers: most comedies until recently have been filmed in front of live studio audiences, hence the laughter, whereas a lot of comedies today, like New Girl are not. As for New Girl, the scripts are just not funny, with the exception of the "Naked" episode, which wasn't bad. The current episode "Bells" was simply awful. Not a single laugh....boring. I don't know how much more of New Girl I can take, whereas Whitney, for me, goes from chuckles to out and out laughter from the entire cast! I LOVE WHITNEY!
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    spklvr

    [11]Dec 3, 2011
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    reynolds1415 wrote:

    I really like both shows but I would have to give a narrow edge to New Girl.


    A show that puts a turkey in the dryer to defrost it. that was genius comedy.



    I can't remember which show and that ruins my credibility, but I have totally seen that been done before. I have also seen several other ways of defrosting a turkey, plus Mr. Bean putting one on his head. At first I preferred New Girl over Whitney, mostly because of the laugh-track on Whitney, but these last few episodes of New Girl have been excruciatingly boring, and it's been a struggle to get through them. Bells I haven't even managed to finish watching. Whitney is not genius, the character's aren't all that special and I wouldn't even care if it was cancelled, but it is consistently watchable and chuckle worthy, and never once I have had to pause because of boredom or a moment so cringe worthy it's just awful to watch (which has been the case of almost every New Girl episode). Because of that Whitney has to win for me.
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    drudager

    [12]Dec 4, 2011
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    Actually, I think a much more accurate comparison would be New Girl vs. Happy Endings. Both shows have young single people, large apartment and many friends always gathering, a loose slapstick comedy format, and both seem to have basically the exact same characters and problems, granted one is on a better network with much better guest stars.


    New Girl actually wears me out by Wednesday's Happy Endings, it's like I'm watching the same show. Zooey is totally charming, of course.


    Whitney, on the other hand, appeals to my narcissistic side with an edge that's sorely missing in sitcoms today. Too bad that show suffers from a very weak supporting cast and chemistry. I worry NBC won't give it another season to let it ripen like Seinfeld did.

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    meee223

    [13]Dec 6, 2011
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    drudager wrote:


    Whitney, on the other hand, appeals to my narcissistic side with an edge that's sorely missing in sitcoms today. Too bad that show suffers from a very weak supporting cast and chemistry. I worry NBC won't give it another season to let it ripen like Seinfeld did.



    Weak supporting cast? IMO, a very funny supporting cast, especially the ladies. In contrast, the guys in New Girl are simply awful.

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    TeaCake911

    [14]Dec 9, 2011
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    meee223 wrote:

    drudager wrote:


    Whitney, on the other hand, appeals to my narcissistic side with an edge that's sorely missing in sitcoms today. Too bad that show suffers from a very weak supporting cast and chemistry. I worry NBC won't give it another season to let it ripen like Seinfeld did.



    Weak supporting cast? IMO, a very funny supporting cast, especially the ladies. In contrast, the guys in New Girl are simply awful.



    The guys are awful, you say? Seriously?

    Everyone I know agrees that Schmidt is like one of the most brilliant comedy characters ever created. The guy seriously gets better with every episode, and steals a lot of Zooey's thunder IMHO

    I guess different strokes and all that, but New Girl wins over Whitney by a metric crapton.
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    Jemadari

    [15]Dec 9, 2011
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    I feel like both shows would be better if they swapped leads, I was under the impression NG would be a fish out of water story where Jesse sees what it's like to become one of the guys which hasn't been the case,(though watching 5 hours of porn was a nice start)I could see Whitney Cummings owning that role and I only saw the first episode of Whitney but I could see Zoey fitting into the that role seamlessly

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    pudgebyrd722

    [16]Dec 10, 2011
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    I could barely stand to watch the previews of Whitney. It looked pretty bad to me. But I love Zooey Deschanel.
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    Harry9295

    [17]Dec 12, 2011
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    new girl
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    irehawk20

    [18]Dec 13, 2011
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    Yeah, New Girl wins more.

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    drudager

    [19]Dec 15, 2011
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    meee223 wrote:


    drudager wrote:


    Whitney, on the other hand, appeals to my narcissistic side with an edge that's sorely missing in sitcoms today. Too bad that show suffers from a very weak supporting cast and chemistry. I worry NBC won't give it another season to let it ripen like Seinfeld did.



    Weak supporting cast? IMO, a very funny supporting cast, especially the ladies. In contrast, the guys in New Girl are simply awful.


    Well on Whitney, Mark the Cop is a total creepy douchebag who has like zero likeability & zero charisma personality (either due to the acting or the actor himself) and Whitney's boyfriend seems more like a prop & a hipster doofus than a driving character. Then there's the other dude, who seems to fall under the male-Hindu-sitcom-cliche of smart & boring, and he's engaged to the redhead? It just seems like a odd fit for a couple & an inner clique.


    New Girl's males are way more interesting characters, animated and likeable.

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    irehawk20

    [20]Feb 16, 2012
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    drudager wrote:


    meee223 wrote:


    drudager wrote:


    Whitney, on the other hand, appeals to my narcissistic side with an edge that's sorely missing in sitcoms today. Too bad that show suffers from a very weak supporting cast and chemistry. I worry NBC won't give it another season to let it ripen like Seinfeld did.



    Weak supporting cast? IMO, a very funny supporting cast, especially the ladies. In contrast, the guys in New Girl are simply awful.


    Well on Whitney, Mark the Cop is a total creepy douchebag who has like zero likeability & zero charisma personality (either due to the acting or the actor himself) and Whitney's boyfriend seems more like a prop & a hipster doofus than a driving character. Then there's the other dude, who seems to fall under the male-Hindu-sitcom-cliche of smart & boring, and he's engaged to the redhead? It just seems like a odd fit for a couple & an inner clique.


    New Girl's males are way more interesting characters, animated and likeable.




    New Girl still leads.

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