New Girl season 5: Megan Fox to fill in for Zooey Deschanel

She'll debut in episode six

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The Independent Culture

Probably due to the fact that Zooey Deschanel was pregnant during filming on season 5, Megan Fox is joining New Girl for a few episodes.

The actress will play Reagan, according to Deadline, ‘a gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft when she rents out Jess’ (Deschanel) room while she is sequestered on jury duty.’

The Transformers actress, who showed her comic talents in Judd Apatow’s This Is 40, won’t serve as the central female figure until the sixth episode of the season.

“It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it,” New Girl creator/executive producer Liz Meriwether said of Fox. “I’ve been a fan of her comedic skills since This Is 40, and I’m so excited to have her on the show. We had Megan in mind when we wrote this part – she’s the perfect person to come in and shake these guys up.”

New Girl’s last season saw controversial new opening credits, which looked a bit thrown together and even Deschanel admitted to hating.