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Justin Long has joined the cast of Fox's new rom-com New Girl for a multi-episode arc, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In New Girl, Zooey Deschanel stars as Jess, an unlucky-in-love elementary school teacher who moves away from her philandering boyfriend and in with three unruly guys. Long, whose credits include He's Just Not That Into You and Dodgeball, will play Paul, a music teacher who catches Jess's eye.

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Created and executive-produced by No Strings Attached screenwriter Liz Meriwether, the show also stars Hannah Simone, Jake M. Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Max Greenfield.  

New Girl premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c on Fox.