It looks like sexy lady Megan Fox has a new primetime gig -- she will be replacing Zooey Deschanel on the hit FOX show New Girl.

But fear not loyal fans, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star is only taking over temporarily while Zooey is out on maternity leave. Phew! Megan Fox is fine, we guess -- but she couldn't possibly fill the cute-but-sensible shoes of Zooey's adorkable, pattern-loving, awkward AF, talk-singing Jess Day!

Zooey gave birth to her first daughter with husband Jacob Pechenik in August -- and is taking some time to be a mom.

In order to explain the obvious absence of the show's lead, Zooey's character, Jess, will be sequestered on jury duty and unable to leave in episode six. While she's off doing her civic duty, Reagan, (played by Megan) a gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep sublets the apartment.

New Girl creator and executive producer Liz Meriwether said of the casting, "It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it." She added, "I've been a fan of her comedic skills since This Is 40, and I’m so excited to have her on the show. We had Megan in mind when we wrote this part – she’s the perfect person to come in and shake these guys up."

Some may think it's an odd move for the film actress to be appearing on a television sitcom -- but it's actually a homecoming of sorts. The Transformers actress got her start playing Kelly Ripa's niece in two seasons of Hope & Faith.