Zooey Deschanel’s character on Fox’s "New Girl" has been given a love interest, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.
Justin Long, the actor known as the Mac Guy in the Apple television ads, has been cast in the role. Long’s character, Paul, will appear in the show’s sixth episode, which will likely air in November. He will be featured for at least three episodes, the story notes.
"New Girl" debuts Sept. 20 and focuses on Deschanel’s character Jess as she tries to move on after a serious relationship, the piece adds.