09/02/2011 09:21 am ET | Updated Nov 02, 2011

Justin Long Plays Zooey Deschanel's Love Interest In 'New Girl'; Long Stars In Fox Sitcom

Instead of a sourpuss in a suit, Justin Long will be sharing the screen with a much prettier face.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the beloved Mac spokesperson (and TV and film actor) will be playing Zooey Deschanel's love interest in the upcoming sitcom, "New Girl."

In the series, Deschanel plays an awkward geek, heartbroken over her most recent break up. In order to regain her independence (and her dating life), she moves into a house with three guys (played by Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Damon Wayans, Jr.), who are all committed to the cause.

Harkening back to his romcom performances in "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Going The Distance", Long plays the role of Paul, Deschanel's music instructor-crush.

The actor is the first (but probably not the last) indie cutie to sweep Deschanel off her feet.