The list of Zooey Deschanel love interests on New Girl grows yet again, this time expanding the upper age-limit to 48: Dermot Mulroney will appear on multiple episodes come springtime as a “handsome, intelligent, and wealthy gentleman” whom Jess falls for, even though he’s the father of one of her students, TV Line reports. Justin Long, Ryan Kwanten, and now Dermot Mulroney — that’s a lot of love interests so far this season, especially given that everyone knows Nick is Jess’s one true love, and also given that the focus of the show doesn’t seem to be (nor should it be!) Jess’s love life.
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actors Garrett Hedlund and Dermot Mulroney attend The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Celebrate “A Night of Firsts” and The New Miss Golden Globe 2012 at Cecconi’s Restaurant on December 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for InStyle) Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images