Olivia Munn has been cast in the Fox sitcom New Girl.

The Newsroom actress will star in several episodes of the Zooey Deschanel comedy as a new love interest for Nick (Jake Johnson), Deadline reports.

Her character Angie is described as "sexy, earthy" and "charming" and fits in well with Nick's room-mates.

Munn is expected to film her New Girl episodes before returning to work on season two of The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin's HBO show, in which she stars as economist Sloan Sabbith.

Other actors confirmed to appear in season two of New Girl include Justified star Raymond Barry, True Lies actress Jamie Lee Curtis and This Is Spinal Tap's Rob Reiner.