'New Girl': Steve Howey cast as a love interest for Jess
Howey is best known for playing Kevin Ball on Showtime's "Shameless" and Van Montgomery on "Reba." He will appear in an upcoming episode as Jax McTavish, a professional football player who comes into the roommates' lives after Winston ( Lamorne Morris) interviews him at work (as first reported by TVLine). Jax, apparently a somewhat intense young man, then comes to the loft where Schmidt ( Max Greenfield) and Nick ( Jake Johnson) are celebrating 10 years of living together.
It's at this party that Jess and Jax first meet.
Jax is but one in a long line of suitors who basically exist to keep Jess and Nick apart for just a little longer. When last we saw Miss Day, for example, she was still together with Sam ( David Walton). Things may have been getting a little shaky after their absinthe moment, but no breakup has yet occurred.
Looks like that might have to change.