New Girl, meet the new girl! Megan Fox will join the cast of the hit comedy's fifth season, Fox announced Thursday. She'll have a multi-episode arc as a pharmaceutical sales rep named Reagan who sublets Jess' room while she's sequestered on jury duty. (That's some major jury duty, but in reality Deschanel is on maternity leave since she justgave birth in August.
According to executive producer Liz Meriwether, the writers had Fox in mind when they wrote the role. Reagan is described as a straight-shooter who's going to "shake things up in the loft." Her arc will begin in Episode 6 this season.
New Girl returns to Fox in January.