Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) and Jess Day’s (Zooey Deschanel) brand-new relationship will be tested on Season 3 of New Girl, and one such trial comes in the form of Jess’ trouble-making sister, who will make her debut on the FOX comedy in early 2014.
Executive producer Brett Baer tells TVLine that the other Day daughter will “add a depth charge in the fabric of the loft.” As for who will play Jess’ sis, Brett revealed that the part could go to Zooey’s real-life sibling, Bones star Emily Deschanel.
Two Deschanels, one show?! Let’s all just take a minute to process this.
Still, another exec producer, Dave Finkel, cautions New Girl fans that a double dose of Deschanel is a long way off and contingent on many factors. “It’s an idea that is obviously right in front of us and it’s definitely something to explore,” he said, before noting at least one potential problem with the plan. “[Emily] has her own television show, so we’re not sure if it’s even a possibility.”
Emily has starred on the crime procedural Bones for the past eight seasons and is currently preparing for Season 9, so pulling her away now might not be possible.
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