Who's that girl? It's Rachael!
The consummate comedian — whose credits include The Hangover, Friends, Notes from the Underbelly and much, much more — will play Tanya, the vice principal at the school where Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is a teacher. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, she'll help Jess out by loaning the gang a bus for Schmidt's birthday on the condition that she can hang out with them.
Harris, who was slated for a multi-episode arc on NBC's ill-fated Free Agents, will first appear later this season and may recur. As previously announced, Fox won't air the next two episodes of the sitcom so that The X Factor can expand from 90 minutes to a full two hours. That means we won't see a new episode of New Girl until Tuesday, Nov. 1.