Justin Long Will Play Zooey Deschanel’s Love Interest on Her New TV Show

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Actor Justin Long attends the after party for Relativity Media's world premiere of "Limitless" presented by DeLeon Tequila at Buddakan on March 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Relativity Media) Photo: Larry Busacca/2011 Getty Images

Justin Long and Zooey Deschanel will be awkwardly wooing one another for three episodes on Fox's upcoming comedy New Girl come fall. He'll play a music teacher (awwww) who falls for the newly single Jess (Deschanel), and then probably some extremely precious, wide-eyed, brunet-on-brunette action happens. New Girl hasn't even started yet, and we're already approaching terminal adorableness, and Fox's attempt to coin the term "adorkable" is not helping. This is Long's first recurring TV role since Ed, where he also battled a case of near-fatal sweetness, with reasonable success. [Live Feed/THR]