Justin Long to play Zooey Deschanel's love interest on 'The New Girl' | EW.com

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Justin Long to play Zooey Deschanel's love interest on 'The New Girl'

Justin Long

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Adorable hipster Zooey Deschanel just gained an adorable hipster love interest on The New Girl. Justin Long (Going the Distance) will recur for three episodes on the new Fox comedy, playing Paul, a music teacher and and a suitor for Deschanel’s character Jess. It seems like a match made in heaven, but Paul may have some heavy competition from Jess’ three male roommates. The show will focus on the recently jilted Jess as she transitions from life in a serious relationship to life in an apartment with three random guys, so Paul will probably have issues if he wants some alone time.

New Girl will premiere Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. on Fox, with Long’s arc set to begin on episode six. With Long’s presence, how many Macs should we expect to see in that apartment?

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