The ABC comedy from New Girl creator Liz Meriwether and New Girl writer J.J. Philbin has a lot in common with the Zooey Deschanel comedy. "Much like New Girl, Single Parents isn’t looking to be break new ground or be the flag-bearer of a social message," says Saloni Gajjar. "It knows what it is and establishes it right away: a breezy comedy providing a positive respite from a dreary new cycle. Both shows demand you suspend logic to some extent if you want to buy into the central premise. This is evidenced by their similarly formulaic and cheesy pilots."