* ChannelHop: See Screwed By The Network below.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Grant also goes by the name of Adam in [[{{Shameless}} another series that's set in Chicago]].
** Dave was cancer-stricken and suicidal until he had a [[FlashForward2009 flash forward]] of his Japanese girlfriend.
** Jane was [[{{Scrubs}} a doctor who liked dudes]]. Not into the whole crying thing.
** Brad lived in Southern California as a fitness instructor, until shortly after the NewGirl moved in.
** Minor recurring character Scotty apparently doubles as [[{{Series/GoOn}} a pathetic doormat of a guy named Danny in Southern California.]]
*** The first husband in [[RunningGag a long line of couples who wanted to have sex with Brad and Jane]] was Mr. K.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Season 3 starting a good month and a half after all the other fall season shows? Check. Is opposite a similar, but somewhat more popular sitcom? Check. There's a rerun every other week? Check.
** As of 2013 its schedule has been switched ''again'', this time airing in the Friday night slot [[FridayNightDeathSlot where television shows go to die.]]
** Yeah, let's air the show a day or two earlier in Canada! Canada doesn't have the Internet or the know-how to post the episodes online before the US airdates, right? Ah, I'm sure it won't affect ratings anyway.
** As of May 2013, the show has been officially cancelled, and the creators were unable to [[ChannelHop get the show picked up by another channel]].