There are brilliant marketing ploys to promote the new season of an upcoming show … and then, there is Regis Philbin wanting to leave Max Greenfield in a pool of his own blood on the set of “New Girl.”
In what has to be one of the funnier new mock “behind the scenes” videos we have seen from the folks over at Funny Or Die, the hit Fox’s series cast, including Zooey Deschanel and even executive producer Liz Meriwether, all got together to shoot their version of what “New Girl” would be like if Regis Philbin came over to play. Regis is apparently a “superfan” of the series, and wants to do everything from pitch story ideas to take over as the newest roommate after Schmidt is found dead. He also even makes a pretty tongue-in-cheek joke about Winston always serving as the character with the least amount to do on the show, and about him “moving in last” as a reference to producers having to replace Damon Wayans Jr. after “Happy Endings” ended up getting picked up for a second season.
Ultimately, this video does not really tell us anything about what is going to be coming up this season, but it is a nice reminder that the “New Girl” cast really does enjoy going to work to the same extent that it shows on TV. New episodes begin on Tuesday, September 25, and there are going to be some early highlights courtesy of Jess trying again at love and Schmidt working to move past “setting CeCe free” as he did during the season finale in May.
What do you think about this new video, and what show do you want Regis to take over next? (Our pick: “Breaking Bad.”) If you want to check out some crazy talk about Schmidt meeting another Schmidt on an upcoming episode, be sure to read the story here.