'New Girl' Tackles Birthday Disappointment (Video)

Joined by a slew of returning guests, Jess turns another year older in the Fox comedy's last new outing before the big Super Bowl episode.
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The course of Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick's (Jake Johnson) relationship continues to get crowd-sourced on New Girl. The Jan. 21 episode, "Birthday," finds the couple's loft mates trying to help Nick plan Jess' birthday festivities.

Apparently, just throwing a party is not enough.

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"We wanted to finally do an episode about Jess' birthday," says episode writer Kim Rosenstock. "Your first birthday as a couple is always a big milestone … so over the course of the episode we see her struggle with wanting to believe that she can be cool with not having anything for her birthday."

What she will have is company. This episode of New Girl is heavy on the guest stars, with newcomer Ben Falcone joining returning guests Angela Kinsey, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Reiner and Josh Gad.

New Girl takes next Tuesday off, though it gets its special outing on Feb. 2 after the Super Bowl.