Ryan Kwanten to Romance Jess on New Girl

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Ryan Kwanten Photo: Charley Gallay/2010 WireImage

When New Girl drafted Justin Long to play love interest to its star Zooey Deschanel (in addition to employing cool-cred actresses like Lizzy Caplan and Natasha Lyonne in other guest-star roles), Vulture assumed that Long would be the first of many slight-statured, hipster-approved men to woo awkward Jess. How wrong we were: E! reports that in an upcoming episode, Jess will go bar-hopping on a quest to have a Valentine's Day one-night stand, and she'll snag True Blood's musclebound hunk Ryan Kwanten. Since Kwanten's underrated comic chops have single-handedly powered him through some of True Blood's most questionable plotlines, we're all in favor of this, and certainly, Jason Stackhouse has never had any trouble in the one-night-stand department.