Pictured: David Walton, seen in NBC’s Bent.
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Three pieces of casting news for the second season of Zooey Deschanel’s star vehicle New Girl have emerged through Entertainment Weekly’s Inside TV blog, which reports that Fired Up! actor David Walton will portray Jess’ love interest in the second series after mistaking her for someone else in the series première, but finding that she doesn’t correct him.

Knocked Up actress Leslie Mann will also be making a guest appearance in the second season première, while Rachael Harris will reprise her role as the vice principal of Jess’ school in an undisclosed episode. The second series of the show will premiere on the American channel Fox on September 25th. The first series is currently airing on Channel 4 in the UK.

You can watch the first series in the UK on the 4oD on-demand service here.