Megan Fox Will Guest Star on ‘New Girl’

On Set
Megan Fox films 'TMNT 2'.

Make way for a new girl on New Girl.

Megan Fox is joining the cast of the hit FOX series as Zooey Deschanel continues her maternity leave, the network announced Thursday. Deschanel, who gave birth to a baby girl in August, pre-taped five episodes earlier this year in preparation for Season 5. Fox will make her debut in the sixth episode.

The newly single actress will play a pharmaceutical sales rep named Reagan who rents out Jess’ room while she’s away for jury duty.

“It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it,” according to executive producer Liz Meriwether, who added that writers created the part with Fox in mind.

This is not the first time Fox has appeared in a comedic role, and definitely not the first time she’s been in sitcom land. See This Is 40, What I Like About You, or Hope & Faith for prime examples.

Season 5 of New Girl premieres in January.

In related news, Fox has finally returned to Instagram. Can you believe it’s been 23 weeks since her last post?

[TV Line]