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In the first official pickup for the fall 2011-12 TV season, on Tuesday Fox snagged the pilot for The New Girl, a comedy about sexual politics starring Zooey Deschanel and up-and-coming comic actor Jake M. Johnson. The show was created by Liz Meriwether (screenwriter of last January’s No Strings Attached) and produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

UPDATE: Fox has also ordered I Hate My Teenage Daughter to series, starring Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran as two women who were tormented by mean girls when they were younger, from the makers of The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Fox is in the middle of a flurry of activity tonight in prep for upfronts, canceling Human Target and Breaking In, while ordering dramas The Finder and Alcatraz.

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