'New Girl': Jess to woo 'Once Upon a Time' hunk

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Move over, Nick: There’s a new man in Jess’ life.

Julian Morris has landed a recurring guest role on New Girl, EW has learned exclusively.

The Once Upon a Time and Pretty Little Liars star will play Ryan, a distractingly handsome teacher who replaces Jess in the classroom now that she’s the vice principal. His confidence and swagger rub her the wrong way as she attempts to assert her authority.

As we first reported in Spoiler Room, Jess will end up falling for him. “The complication is that she’s very much his boss,” executive producer Liz Meriwether says. “Jess is fighting her feelings for this teacher at work.”

New Girl returns Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox. Morris will first appear in an episode slated for October.


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