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Zooey Deschanel captivated TV audiences last night in her hotly anticipated new Fox sitcom New Girl. The big screen star/singer seemed to live up to expectations, and scored some serious ratings for the network.

New Girl was seen by 10.1 million viewers at 9 p.m. — with a strong presence from adults in the 18-49 demographic, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Zooey’s character is very likeable and on the premiere episode she settles in with her new male roommates. The guys help her get back out on the dating scene after a tumultuous breakup, but, unfortunately, she gets stood up on her first attempt.

But her adorable roommates ditch a party to go meet her at her date and sing some “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” to cheer her up.

Zooey seems very comfortable on the small screen.

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“I really love that she’s totally herself,” Zooey told reporters recently during a conference call for the show. “Even though she’s awkward at times and kind of nerdy at times, she’s not afraid of being herself.”

Catch a clip from last night’s premiere below! Will you be tuning in next week?

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