Megan Fox Will (Temporarily) Replace Zooey Deschanel on ‘New Girl’


Vulture reports that Megan Fox, most recently of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will have a regular part on Fox’s New Girl while lead actress Zooey Deschanel is on maternity leave.

In the world of the show, that means Fox’s character, a pharmaceutical sales rep named Reagan, will take over Jess’s room in the loft, beginning in the sixth episode of the series’ fifth season, which airs in early 2016.

Creator Liz Meriweather told Vulture in a statement that the part was custom-written for Fox, who’s kept a low profile on screen with the exception of the TMNT franchise since around 2012. According to Meriweather, Fox is “the perfect person to come in and shake these guys up.” Nick, Schmidt, and Winston now have three months to brace themselves for the new new girl.