Credit: L: ; R: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Photo: Zooey Deschanel and Dermot Mulroney

The New Girl is about to get a(nother) new boy man.

Things may have crashed and burned with Paul (Justin Long), and Jess's (Zooey Deschanel) fling with Ryan Kwanten's vapid character promises to be short-lived, but it won't be long before she finds another love interest — this one in 48-year-old Dermot Mulroney.

According to TVLine, Dermot has signed on to play the father of one of Jess's students on New Girl. Although they start off butting heads in the classroom, Jess and his character eventually become so much more than just enemies.

Look out for the older man in March or April.

Source: TVLine