Ready for three pieces of New Girl season two casting news?

First and foremost: Zooey Deschanel’s new love interest on the show is going to be played by David Walton. The actor most recently starred in NBC’s comedy Bent. Now he’s landed a recurring role in season two of New Girl when Jess falls for a “classic bad boy type.” His character mistakes Jess for someone else, but she decides to go along with it anyway. Expect him to show up in New Girl’s premiere on Sept. 25.

Second bit o’ news: Actress Leslie Mann (Knocked Up) will guest star in the second season premiere. She’ll play a “shot girl” whom Schmidt (Max Greenfield) hires to work his party celebrating the removal of his penis cast. (Finally got to use the term “penis cast” in a sentence.)

And last but not least: Rachael Harris (The Hangover) is returning to the show. Harris played the vice-principal of Jess’s school in the first season and has now booked an appearance in season two as well.

There’s your triple scoop. And by and by, have you seen the new fall poster for New Girl? That’s here.

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Zooey Deschanel plays lovable Jess, who is plodding through life with a good group of friends.

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