Not only is Fox replacing Zooey Deschanel on the show in January but she's also clearly taking up with Deschanel's character's ex-flame

By Andrea Park
Updated December 01, 2020 09:40 PM
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The new New Girl has a new guy!

Megan Fox and Jake Johnson were seen locking lips while filming the second half of the fifth season of New Girl in Los Angeles on Friday.

The pair filmed a scene where they kissed while sitting on a sidewalk. In another photo from the set, Fox is seen sadly walking away from Johnson while he sits on the sidewalk watching her leave.

Fox has been filling in for Zooey Deschanel on the latest season of New Girl while Deschanel’s character Jess is sequestered on jury duty – and Deschanel is at home on maternity leave with new daughter, Elsie Otter.

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New Girl

star Max Greenfield recently gushed to PEOPLE about how “wonderful” Fox is to work with.

“We’ve been having so much fun. She’s very funny – I’m excited for people to see how funny she is,” he said. “She’s been really good in these episodes. We’ve all really gotten along. She kind of fit in seamlessly. She’s done like four [episodes] so far, and it’s been really nice. We have a really good time.”

New Girl

returns Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. (ET) on Fox.