'New Girl' Introduces Justin Long as the Male Zooey Deschanel

Fox's New Girl gets a jump on Holiday-themed television Tuesday, with a Thanksgiving episode that brings on a recurring love interest for Zooey Deschanel's Jess.

The aptly titled "Thanksgiving" marks the first appearance ofJustin Long, who plays Paul in three-episode arc of the freshman season. Creator and showrunner Liz Meriwether got on the phone with reporters to discuss his entrance and what it means for the the burgeoning chemistry between Jess and Nick (Jake Johnson).

"As soon as he walks in the door, Nick, says, 'Oh my God there’s two of them,' which I think sort of describes his character," Meriwether says. "He’s sort of the male version of Jess, and they just immediately sort of hit it off." Read More...


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