New Girl: Zoe Lister-Jones Cast as Schmidt's New (Very) Significant Other

New Girl Zoe Lister-Jones

Holy Schmidt, it looks like someone’s finally ready to move on from Cece!

New Girl has tapped Zoe Lister-Jones (Whitney, Friends With Better Lives) to join Season 4 as a major new love interest for Max Greenfield’s torch-carrying bachelor, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Lister-Jones will play a city councilwoman who Schmidt attempts to charm (with a little coaxing from Jess) in order to put a stop to the night construction outside of the loft.

Her recurring role kicks off in January.

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  1. Ari says:

    I haven’t liked Schmidt and CeCe since season one. Glad he’s moving on!

  2. aura says:

    Nooooo Schmidt and Cece’s reunion has been prolonged long enough

  3. Shar says:

    The show is fast becoming ‘Who’s that Schmidt’. I’d like to see more about CeCe.

  4. Mary Kate says:

    Awww no. I hope this leads to a Schmidt and Cece reunion.

  5. luke says:

    No offence, but why cast Zoe Lister-Jones? She is an awful actress.

    • CJ says:

      Actually I think she’s a pretty great actress, she’s just been in some awful shows. You should check out some of her films, in particular Arranged, Stuck Between Stations, or Breaking Upwards if you’ve only ever seen her on Whitney or Friends with Better Lives.

      • Patrick says:

        And I would argue that Zoe was a bright spot on all those shows.

        • ChrisGa says:

          Zoe Lister-Jones OWNED Friends with Better Lives(admittedly, that wasn’t a particularly difficult task although the show was still fairly decent). She really deserved to be one of the comedic breakouts of last year.

    • Mina says:

      Agreed! She has this specific style of delivering her lines in everything she’s been in that really grates on me.

  6. Steven Miller says:

    zoe lister-jones is awful. I agree!

  7. Joey Padron says:

    Good news! Loved her on Friends With Better Lives. Happy she’s gonna be back on TV!

  8. Leo says:

    hate her too, ugh just when the show was becoming good again

  9. Nina says:

    No, I really wanted Cece and Schmidt to be a couple already… I hope this is just the continuation of prolonging their reunion. I love the show and the comedy, but I don’t think I will watch it as regularly if Cece and Schmidt don’t end up together.