Megan Fox to join New Girl while Zoey Deschanel is on maternity leave
Megan Fox is to join the cast of New Girl for the show's fifth season.
Fox, who is currently filming her role in the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will join the show to cover for Zoey Deschanel while she is on maternity leave.
Fox will play a character called Reagan, a pharmaceutical sales rep, who will rent out the room of Deschanel's Jess while she is away on maternity leave and her character is away on jury duty. Fox will make her debut in the season's sixth episode, which is scheduled to premiere in January.
Speaking about Fox's casting, New Girl executive producer Liz Meriwether said: "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."
She continued: "We had Megan in mind when we wrote this part – she's the perfect person to come in and shake these guys up."