'New Girl' casting: Odette Annable will play Nick's new girlfriend

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If you were hoping for a quick happily ever after following the epic kiss between Jess ( Zooey Deschanel) and Nick ( Jake Johnson) on "New Girl," this news is really, really going to disappoint you. The FOX comedy has cast Odette Annable in the recurring role of Nick's girlfriend.

Sorry.

Annable, best known for her roles on "House," "Breaking In" and "Brothers and Sisters," will play the character of Shane, according to TVLine. Shane comes into Nick's life when she is hired as the new manager at the bar. A graduate of management school, Shane is basically the anti-Nick -- efficient and perky.

Of course Nick has to fall for her.

Annable is expected to appear in several episodes of "New Girl" this spring, indicating that this particular romance is more than just a one-night stand.

Where does this leave Jess and Nick? Without giving too much away, let's just say that the pair will not be going straight down the romantic path into relationship bliss any time soon. Tuesday's (Feb. 5) episode makes that very clear. So Nick might as well date the hot boss in the meantime!

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