Screenwriters Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold filed a lawsuit in 2014, claiming that New Girl was based on their 2006 script for a proposed television series.
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6. What Could Have Been
When Zooey Deschanel read the script for New Girl, she was in the process of developing an HBO show based on the memoir, I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie. She was going to play the lead role of lead role of Pamela Des Barres. The series never came to fruition.
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