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April 3, 2012 11:16 AM
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Watch: "Wanderlust' Helmer David Wain Directed Tonight's 'New Girl'

Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone and Zooey Deschanel on 'New Girl' Isablella Vosmikova/Fox
"Secrets," tonight's episode of Fox's Zooey Deschanel comedy (is that its own genre?) "New Girl" was directed by David Wain, who on Twitter reminded the world that "Tonight's your chance to see how I pulled the puppet strings of @ZooeyDeschanel et al."

Wain, whose latest big-screen directing effort "Wanderlust" opened in theaters in February, has mostly kept to directing his own work on TV, with "Stella," "The State" and "Children's Hospital," though he did also helm the community theater episode of the late, lamented "Party Down."

"New Girl" has managed to bring in a nice array of indie-ish comedy directors to oversee episodes of its first season. Lynn Shelton ("Humpday"), Miguel Arteta ("Chuck & Buck," "Cedar Rapids") and Jesse Peretz ("Our Idiot Brother") have also directed episodes, and Jake Kasdan ("Zero Effect," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"), one of the show's executive producers, handled a few episodes himself, including the pilot.

Here's Hulu's sneak of the episode. 

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