'New Girl" brings in big names as Jess' parents

Fox’s “New Girl” is bringing in some big names to play Jess’ parents.

Zooey Deschanel

Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner will appear on the Thanksgiving episode of the show, where they will play Zooey Deschanel’s character’s mom and dad. In the episode Jess invites the divorced couple over to attempt a reunion, “Parent Trap”-style.

Rob Riggle will also make his debut in that episode as Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) cousin.

Curtis recently had a guest arc on “NCIS.” She has appeared in many major films, including “Trading Places,” “True Lies” and  the Lindsay Lohan version of “Freaky Friday.” Reiner’s, who first came to prominence as Michael “Meathead” Stivic in “All in the Family,” last TV appearance was on “30 Rock” in 2010. He has had a successful career as a writer, producer and director as well.

Carla Gugino will also have a three-episode arc this season as Schmidt’s new boss. Schmidt and Gugino’s character reportedly have a kinky, “Fifty Shades of Grey”- like relationship. Schmidt also had a fling with his boss(played by Gillian Vigman) last season.

Gugino recently appeared on “Political Animals” on USA. She also had roles on HBO’s “Entourage” and “Californication” in recent years.

“New Girl’s” season premiere is Sept. 25 on Fox, with two new episodes at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively.

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Written by: KurtK26
Sep 14th, 2012, 6:23 pm


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Yeah Carla looked great on Entourage, and her scene in Sin City was Hall of Fame. This could be good.



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Ah Carla Gugino, someone who rarely gets brought up when people talk best looking celebrities, but always manages to be strikingly beautiful in anything. I may catch a few episodes just for her.

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