Turtle-faced Nick Miller, maybe the best male sitcom character currently on television (having supplanted Ron Swanson, in an off year) doesn’t have a lengthy dating history that we know of on “New Girl,” but we do know he gravitates toward the same type. There’s one of two possible reasons for this. 1) He’s trying very hard to find the exact opposite of his only serious relationship, with Caroline:
Or he’s gravitating toward stand-ins for Jess.
First there was Lizzy Caplan’s Julia:
Then there was Olivia Munn’s Angie:
Now comes word that Nick’s next love interest will be Shane, played by Odette Annable.
What it mostly means, besides the fact that Nick clearly has a love for dark-haired beautiful women (and all white brunettes look the same, am I right?) is that Nick and Jess won’t be requite their unrequiteness anytime soon, as Nick will start a fling with Shane, who will be his new boss at the bar. That could mean she’ll be around for a while, and that’s great news for those of us who worry that Nick and Jess consummating their relationship could doom “New Girl.”
In the meantime, while “New Girl” continues to keep Jess and Nick apart, here are some more casting choices for future girlfriends of Nick.
Katy Perry. Obviously.
And, of course, Emily Deschanel.
Nick Miller greets all these choices with the same face (hat tip: Lainey):