10:30am PT by Michael O'Connell
'New Girl' Casts an Amorous Bus Driver for Winston (Exclusive)
New Girl has found a potential new object of affection for Winston (Lamorne Morris).
The single roommate, who has become increasingly preoccupied with his new cat, Ferguson, will take a ride with a lusty bus driver during an upcoming episode. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that comedian Jessica Chaffin will play the part.
Chaffin, best known as one half of the comedy duo Ronna & Beverly, will join the series during the current season's ninth episode as Bertie, a straight-talking bus driver -- aren't they all? -- who becomes quite fond of her passenger.
The episode, "Werewolf," recently taped and is expected to air in mid-November.
In addition to her live comedic pursuits, Chaffin has most recently appeared in The Heat, Netflix's Arrested Development reboot and Children's Hospital on Adult Swim.
Chaffin is repped by CAA and The Schiff Company.