Jamie Lee Curtis & Rob Reiner to Guest Star On ‘New Girl’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm,

It’s time to meet the parents responsible for the quirky cuteness that is Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) on New Girl, as actress Jamie Lee Curtis and actor/director Rob Reiner have been tapped to play her parents in season 2.

The actors will appear in the series’ Thanksgiving episode as Bob and Joan Day – Jess’ divorced parents whose passion she’ll try to reignite in a Parent Trap-esque scenario. Currently, it looks like both Reiner and Curtis will only be stopping by for the one episode, but a return for the both of them down the line hasn’t been ruled out.

Curtis – primarily known for such popular films as Halloween and True Lies - will be appearing on New Girl fresh off a multiple-episode arc on CBS’ NCIS as Dr. Samantha Ryann, a potential love interest for Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon). In a recent interview, Curtis stated that she would be returning to NCIS at a later date.

Meanwhile, Reiner has made appearances on hit comedies like 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, but is probably best known on TV for his role as Archie Bunker’s “Meathead”  son-in-law on All in the Family. Since the ’80s, Reiner has spent most of his time behind the camera directing films like This Is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, and, more recently, The Bucket List.

Comedian Rob Riggle will also be stopping by for a slice of Thanksgiving turkey as Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) cousin and mortal enemy, who also goes by Schmidt (hence the bitter feud).

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Zooey Deschanel as the quirky – but lovable – Jess Day

Others joining the cast of season 2 include America’s Next Top Model alum, Keenyah Hill – who will appear in episode 2 as Winston’s (Lamorne Morris) smart, sexy sister, Alisha, a professional basketball player whom Schmidt takes a liking to – and Anna Maria Horsford (the Friday movies) as Winston’s tough-talking mother.

Catch the New Girl season 2 premiere ‘Re-launch’ and episode 2 ‘Katie’ both on September 25th, 2012 @8pm and 9pm on Fox.


Source: TV Line

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  1. Hahahah I can’t wait for new girl to come back!!! I loved season one and Zooey deschanel is very easy to look at. Plus she’s hilarious! This turned into a must watch show for me and my wife.

  2. Jump “Freeze frame” yey. New Girl is great. More seasons please.

  3. Cool. Love New Girl. Can’t wait till the new season starts.

  4. I love that Jaime Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner will be portraying Jess’ parents. I hadn’t considered them initially, but after hearing the news I can totally picture them in the roles. I am also excited to see cousin Schmidt, a co-worker at DISH and I think that they could look and talk exactly alike. One Schmidt is a lot to handle, but two sounds like a perfect catastrophe. With the premiere drawing close, I am getting even more excited to watch this on my Hopper. I will definitely be utilizing the 2,000 hours of recording space with all of my favorite shows returning soon. The Thanksgiving episode was one of my favorites from the first season, from what’s been revealed so far, I expect the exact same from this season.

  5. And Rob Reiner is supposed to make me want to watch this show? Once and always…Meathead.