"Adorkable?" Not at all the word I would use to describe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actress Megan Fox - the lady just always seems like she has everything so together. Now it seems that the actress is stepping in someone's very quirky shoes, and the news should make New Girl fans completely freak out. According to TVLine, Megan will take over Zooey Deschanel's role on New Girl during Season 5, and fill Jess' spot in the loft. Is Zooey out and Megan in?!
You're officially allowed to pick your jaws up off the floor: Megan will be stepping in for Zooey, but it's on a very temporary basis and for a pretty cool reason. Zooey is taking off a few weeks of filming her Fox sitcom in order to care for her new daughter, which means that Jess won't be around for a little bit during Season 5. While Jess is out on "jury duty" (and Zooey is out on maternity leave) Megan's character Reagan, a tough-talking pharmaceutical rep, will fill in as Jess' subletter.
I think it's super awesome that New Girl is giving Zooey a replacement for a few episodes - so many actresses have to go back to work immediately after having a kid, and I imagine that's not exactly the ideal situation for new parents. Having Megan fill in for Zooey allows everyone to win, and it's pretty cool that New Girl is letting Zooey take a break from being Jess so she can be a new mom. Every woman deserves to have time off so she can care for her kid, and I'm glad that the show is totally on board for it.