5:02pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'New Girl' Finds Zooey Deschanel's Onscreen Parents
The New Girl Thanksgiving is getting a big helping of guest casting.
Reps for the Fox comedy confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner will join the series for one episode this fall, as first reported by TVLine.
The duo will play Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) mom and dad, who she has over for Thanksgiving in an attempt to stage a Parent Trap to get the divorced couple to reunite. Bob and Joan will make their New Girl debuts in the November episode alongside Rob Riggle, who was previously cast as Schmidt's (Max Greenfield) cousin.
Curtis has always been most familiar for her films, but the actress recently made a big foray into TV with a guest arc on NCIS. Writer-director Reiner, who got his big break playing Michael "Meathead" Stivic in All in the Family, has worked in TV even less of late. His last appearance was in a 2010 episode of 30 Rock.
They join recent addition Carla Gugino, who landed a three-episode arc as Schmidt's new boss.