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'New Girl' Absent Until November to Give More Time for 'X Factor'

October 11, 2011 (1:31 am) GMT
FOX will bench original episodes of the Zooey Deschanel-starring series to expand Simon Cowell's new singing competition show from ninety minutes to two hours.

Having just broadcast three episodes, "" will be off the air until November. FOX has changed its October schedule to expand "" from ninety minutes to two hours, leading to three-week absence of the new favorite comedy series.

The first original episode to be shelved is a Wednesday special "Cece Crashes" which was planned to air on October 12. "Naked", which was supposed to air on October 18, is also pulled out of the line-up, while the network had previously decided to pre-empt the October 25 episode of "New Girl" for the new reality show from .

"New Girl" recently added another actress to the cast ensemble. Former "" star has been booked for a three-episode arc to play Julia Baker, a love interest for 's Nick. She is described as a highly educated young woman with a master's degree in art history and a highly cultured manner.

As for the U.S. version of "X Factor", it enters Judges' Houses stage this week where the 32 finalists, who are split into four groups, visit their mentors' homes. A week afterward, four of each team will be sent home.

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