Let's hope Taye Diggs is studying up on how to play 'True American' because he's just been nabbed to guest star on FOX's popular comedy hit 'New Girl.' Exciting stuff, right? Well, Nick-Jess shippers might not think so. The former 'Private Practice' star has been cast to play a potential romantic distraction to the show's title character, Jessica Day. (*insert worried gasp here*)
But don't freak out just yet. These two lovebirds are more than capable of managing a little speed bump in their relationship. Plus, this show's at its best when there's an obstacle to overcome (remember Nick's panic moonwalking phase and the whole parking spot dilemma?). So we say, bring it on!
Diggs will join the show's rather lengthy roster of guest stars during the seventh episode of the third season for a one-off appearance playing the role of Artie — a smooth, confident, self-assured ladies' man who meets Jess and Cece at the bar while Nick is out on a guys’ night. Suffice to say, trouble is bound to ensue. Diggs is scheduled to stop by the studio and shoot his scenes sometime next week.
It's also important to note that this will be the same episode that marks the return of Damon Wayans Jr., who played Coach in the pilot episode before leaving to pursue his gig on 'Happy Endings.' Wayans has already signed on for a multi-episode arc (yay!).
The episode will most likely air sometime in November, so clear your calendars, folks. This is one star-studded epiosde you aren't going to want to miss.
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'New Girl' airs on Tuesdays at 9/8c on FOX.