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Megan Fox Returning to New Girl for Major Season 6 Stint

So… Nick and Reagan’s summer in New Orleans apparently went well.

Megan Fox has signed on to return to New Girl in Season 6 for a huge arc (as many as eight episodes!), TVLine has learned exclusively. In the Fox comedy’s Season 5 finale, Nick (Jake Johnson) informed Jess (Zooey Deschanel) that he intended to spend three months in the Big Easy with sorta-girlfriend Reagan (Fox) as she adjusts to her new job.

However, when Nick reappears at the loft at the start of Season 6 don’t expect Reagan to be on his arm. Sources confirm that the character won’t resurface until midseason. (A fall return was ruled out in light of the fact that Fox is due to give birth to her third child with husband Brian Austin Green any day now).

The actress joined New Girl last fall to temporarily fill the void left by leading lady Zooey Deschanel during her maternity leave. Her run was so well received that producers booked her for additional episodes later in the season, including the May finale.

New Girl‘s sixth season premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8:30/7:30c on Fox.