Zooey Deschanel will be taking maternity leave during the upcoming season of New Girl, and producers have chosen Megan Fox to fill in for her while she’s out. We can now only assume that Deschanel was a huge bitch during her pregnancy, because this is literally the meanest thing you could do to someone on maternity leave. No pressure to look good when you come back Zooey, enjoy the time off!
Season five premieres in January 2016, and Fox will first appear in the sixth episode. Her character Reagan gets introduced into the plot when she sublets a room from Jess (Deschanel’s character) while she’s away on jury duty. The network has described Reagan as “a gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft.” I bet.
Executive Producer Liz Meriwether has publicly expressed excitement about the character, and says they “had Megan in mind when we wrote this part.” She’ll be on the show for multiple episodes, while Zooey is doing crunches at Equinox for eight hours a day and trying to find a sexier pair of glasses.