Zooey Deschanel has been confirmed to guest star on two episodes of The Simpsons.

The New Girl actress will make a return to the Fox series as Mary Spuckler, the hillbilly daughter of Cletus that Bart nearly married in season 19.

TV line reports Deschanel will appear in The Simpsons' September 30 season premiere, and will also return for a special Valentine's Day episodes titled Love Is A Many-Splintered Thing.

The episode will reportedly see Bart and Mary's romance come under strain due to Bart's lack of attention to their relationship.