New Girl is the Zooey Deschanel lead sitcom about to enter its third season on Fox. Which makes me curious as to why there's no thread for it (nothing turned up when I searched "New Girl" at least.) The show definitely started slow– it took half a season to get rolling, but once it did, boy oh boy did it get funny. The second season of the show saw it transform into my favorite comedy on television. Yes, more than Parks and Rec, and a whole lot more than Season 4 Community.
The ensemble is top notch, with any character capable of being the MVP of the episode. Though, the show really does belong to Jake Johnson, who plays Nick Miller, and, surprisingly, Zooey Deschanel, who has proven herself a fantastic comedic actress, especially when it comes to physical comedy.
Yeah, the show starts out as a "look at this quirky girl, type show, but it doesn't take it long to drop that premise at all. It has the the highest number of laugh out loud moments per episode on television. And it also has two of the best kiss scenes I have ever seen.
The third season premiere is tonight; I'm not sure if that's going to be a good jumping in point or not, but the first and second seasons are up on Netflix.
Recommended episodes to show you some of what the show is capable of: "The Story of the 50" (season 1) for the Lizzy Caplan of it all; "Injured" (season 1) for the heart the show is capable of, "Pepperwood" (season 2) for the laugh out loud hilarity and insane comedy.
Note 1: I chose episodes that weren't heavily related to the overall plot. There are better episodes for each category, including the Lizzy Caplan category, but these ones are completely standalone.
Note 2: "The Story of the 50" is when the show really starts to find its groove. It's still rocky, but it starts the show on its first triumphant arc. There are still some good episodes prior to this however, which is why I do recommend starting from the get go. If you can make it through season 1 of Parks and Rec, you can make it through the first batch of episodes of New Girl.
Anyway, yeah, check it out!