"I remember them saying that," Deschanel said on her New Girl rewatch podcast Welcome to Our Show, adding: "They were like, 'Listen, you guys have such great chemistry. This is a series, we have to play this out over time, and we don't want to put you guys in the same storylines together.' I was like, 'Isn't that a good thing?' I think we all had good chemistry together from the get-go, in different ways. They did say they wanted to play out that storyline, that our chemistry was really good."