New Girl is getting a new cast member! Megan Fox is going to be taking over Zooey Deschanel‘s spot on the hit TV show while she’s out on maternity leave. Zooey welcomed her first child, a daughter, with her husband Jacob Pechenik last month.
Megan will play Reagan, a pharmaceutical sales rep who is renting out Jess’ room while she’s out on jury duty. She will be joining the series on the sixth episode of the new season, and she’s going to “shake things up” in the loft.
Executive producer Liz Meriwether told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it. “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.”
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