When he's not antagonizing his onscreen roommate Jess (Zooey Deschanel) on the Fox sitcom (returning Jan. 8 at 9 p.m.), the man behind Nick Miller listens to ... well, Zooey Deschanel. Find out what he's been jamming.

By Ray Rahman
January 04, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST
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She & Him, ”Change is Hard”
To be honest, when we first started doing the show, I didn’t know about Zooey’s band at all. But I like knowing my cast members, so I started listening to get a feeling for who she was. And man, she’s got an incredible voice.

Bob Dylan, World Gone Wrong
I’m going nuts for this these days. Every few months I’ll put a different Dylan on. This one’s early ’90s, so I thought it was going to be terrible, because every once in a while he has an album where you’re just like, pass. But this is great! It’s becoming an all-time favorite.

Bob Seger, ”We’ve Got Tonight”
For some reason, everyone’s always talking about how Seger’s not cool. They need to get the junk out of their ears and listen. If this song doesn’t do it for you, we are from different planets.

Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
Olivia Wilde introduced this to me when we were shooting Drinking Buddies, and I just took to it right away. I’ll put it on to get fired up when I go running. Mumford & Sons: Will help fat boys get a little less chubby!

Pass Kontro, ”Twins”
They’re a little group I saw a few years ago when I was in Brooklyn. They’re super weirdo, experimental, and lots of fun. And they put on a crazy show — to a packed house, too!

Episode Recaps

Zooey Deschanel plays lovable Jess, who is plodding through life with a good group of friends.
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