While one new girl takes a short leave, another new girl will take her place.
As reported by both TVLine and Entertainment Weekly, actress Megan Fox will be joining the season 5 cast of New Girl in a multi-episode arc while Zooey Deschanel continues maternity leave.
Megan will play Reagan, a gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft. She will be renting out Jess’ room while she is sequestered for jury duty; pretty clever Fox.
Zooey Deschanel had pre-taped five episodes before she went on maternity leave. Megan Fox will first appear in the sixth episode of the season.
“It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it,” noted executive producer Liz Meriwether in a statement. “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.”
Season 5 of New Girl will begin in January 2016 and during its fifth season, the series will celebrate its 100th episode.