Megan Fox has been cast on the fifth season of “New Girl” in a recurring role, TheWrap has learned.
The “Transformers” actress will make her debut in the sixth episode of the season, playing Reagan, a pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and rents out Jess’ (series star Zooey Deschanel) room while she is sequestered on jury duty.
The actress, who most recently appeared in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” previously starred on ABC’s “Hope and Faith.” She is repped by ICM Partners.
“It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it,” said executive producer Liz Meriwether in a statement. “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” stars Deschanel with Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris. Created by Meriwether, the series is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Finkel, Baer, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers.
“New Girl” will return for Season 5 on Fox in January.