‘New Girl’ season 5 taps on Peter Gallagher to guest as Schmidt’s father; fans rumoured to be upset over Megan Fox casting while Zooey Deschanel is on maternity leave
When “New Girl” returns for its fifth season, it’s going to look a little bit different as lead actress Zooey Deschanel will not be present for at least the first four episodes. But it seems the show is set to make up for the loss of Jessica Day with some new characters. Unfortunately, one of those new characters are not as popular with the fans as the pregnant Deschanel.
Sexy actress Megan Fox was recently seen on set of “New Girl,” sparking rumours that she will be taking over Jess Day’s role as lead, at least while actress Zooey Deschanel is out on maternity leave. Deschanel herself has vouched for Megan Fox, and so has executive producer Liz Meriwether. But fans are not buying it.
According to Crossmap, some fans have rallied over to Twitter to show their dismay over the casting of Megan Fox. Some of them even went as far as to say that it was a huge mistake.
But even if they don’t agree with having the 29-year old on board, she is hardly the only addition to “New Girl’s” latest season. The show now has a lot of opportunity to dive deep into the other characters’ stories that Jess is away. One of the characters that the show wants to unravel come season five is Schimdt (Max Greenfield). True enough, viewers will finally get to see his hitherto unseen father.
TVLine reports that Peter Gallagher has just been cast to guest as Shcmidt’s father in one episode of the fifth season. Nora Dunn, the main character’s mother, is not joining the family though – at least for the said episode.
Some fun fact about the Gallagher-Greenfield connection: the two played the same character, Sandy Cohen, n Fox’s “The O.C.,” with Greenfiled obviously playing the younger version of the patriarch.
Watch Peter Gallagher and Megan Fox in season five of “New Girl” when it returns on Fox this 2016. In the meantime, stay tuned for more television updates here on Movie News Guide and over at our Twitter account.