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Zooey Deschanel and 'The Single Life'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood January 18, 2012 at 11:51AM

Zooey Deschanel and 'The Single Life'

The Single Life

TV's "New Girl" Zooey Deschanel, who plays a young woman looking to find her  match in her Fox sitcom, has signed on as a creative consultant for the second season of web series "The Single Life."  Deschanel's too-cute Hello Giggles lifestyle site will host new episodes of the web-based show created by DBG - the Digital Broadcasting Group. "The Single Life" tells a digital meet-cute of two singles navigating the wild world of flirting in the age of texting, email, phone calls, dating sites, and the occasional face-to-face conversation. (See a clip from season one below).

The show is winsome, sassy, cute, and deals with vaguely contemporary issues about communication--a perfect match for Hello Giggles.  As "The Single Life" was sponsored by Dentyne (as in the chewing gum, which frequently makes a distracting appearance), Hello Giggle marks a welcoming and candy-free new home.

The second season of the show will continue to star Taryn Southern and Jeremy Searle, along with an expanding cast of characters with myriad communication issues. The newly single Deschanel might add just the quirk and publicity this show needs.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.