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'New Girl' taps 'Transparent' actress Kiersey Clemons as Winston's new love interest

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Transparent actress Kiersey Clemons has landed a recurring role on New Girl as Winston’s new love interest KC, EW has learned exclusively.

First, the bad news: KC doesn’t like cops. As we first teased in Spoiler Room, in order to woo her, Winston (Lamorne Morris) will lie about being an officer and instead tell her he’s a stripper—seeing Winston pull a Magic Mike is totally the good news. Clemons, who also just signed on for a recurring role on Extant, will first appear in an episode slated for late March.

In other New Girl news, Houston Texan and Pro Bowl Defensive MVP JJ Watt will make a cameo as himself in an upcoming episode that finds Jess (Zooey Deschanel) attending the funeral of Coach’s (Damon Wayans Jr.) gym friend, who was the recipient of her first-ever “sext.”

The episode, which will air in early March, also features guest appearances by Nora Dunn as Schmidt’s mom, Wilfred’s Fiona Gubelmann as a fellow funeral mourner and the return of Winston’s partner Aly (Nasim Pedrad).

New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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