I have added screen captures of the latest New Girl episode, Jury Duty. As you may know, Zooey won’t be on the show now for a while because of being on maternity leave.
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Check out the New Girl promo for the new season below. Get ready for Tuesday January 5th at 8/7c on FOX!
Megan Fox joining New Girl during Zooey Deschanel’s maternity leave
New Girl has a new girl — and it’s quite a big name.
Megan Fox has signed on for a starring role on the Fox series during star Zooey Deschanel’s maternity leave.
The Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star has been cast in a multi-episode arc during next year’s fifth season.
Here’s the plan: Several episodes into the season, Deschanel’s Jess will find herself on sequestered during jury duty (and will not appear in the show). During that period, Fox’s character will rent out Jess’ room. Fox plays “Reagan,” described as a “gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft.”
“It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it,” said executive producer Liz Meriwether. “I’ve been a fan of her comedic skills since This is 40, and I’m so excited to have her on the show. We had Megan in mind when we wrote this part – she’s the perfect person to come in and shake these guys up.”
Fox will first appear in the sixth episode of next season, which is scheduled to premiere in January.
The role will mark Fox’s first major TV gig in a decade, having last had a series regular role on ABC’s Hope & Faith. Fox arranged to take on the New Girl role in addition to her duties on the upcoming TMNTsequel.
Last month Deschanel had her first child, a baby girl. She also wed Jacob Pechenki over the summer. (And in other New Girl birth-beat news, Max Greenfield welcomed his second child, a baby boy, last month).
Zooey Deschanel‘s Fox comedy New Girl just got a fifth season renewal from the network!
In fact, the cast has already begun shooting the fifth season due to Zooey‘s pregnancy. They decided to shoot a bunch of episodes while Zooey is still able to work before the baby comes. Then the cast will get a bit of a hiatus, E! News reports.
“I have been having a lot of fun in the writers’ room this year putting some of the relationship drama aside and just focusing on making the stories as funny as possible,” creator Liz Meriwether told the publication. “Surprisingly, telling stories about smaller events in the characters’ lives has actually deepened the relationships on the show. It turns out the best way to tell a story about a relationship is to not tell a story about a relationship. I’m going to get that quote tattooed to my lower back later.”