Newswire: New Girl showrunner’s credibility is questioned in revived lawsuit

Fox’s New Girl hasn’t been about a newcomer or just one girl in a while, but its increasingly dubious title isn’t the basis for a lawsuit against its creator and producers. According to Deadline, plaintiffs Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold are attempting to revive their once-dismissed suit, which alleges that their script for something called Square One ultimately led to the ubiquity of Zooey Deschanel and the “adorkable” portmanteau.

The plaintiffs first filed suit in January 2014; their complaint was based on a theory that their “widely circulated” Square One script passed through hands at William Morris Endeavor and somehow wound up on New Girl executive producer Elizabeth Meriwether’s desk. Counts and Gold have insisted that their story, which was about a woman who moved in with three men, was such a singular idea that there’s really no way it didn’t end up becoming …

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