Taye Diggs to romance Zooey Deschanel's Jess on 'New Girl'

Just when things were going well for "New Girl" lead couple Nick and Jess, Taye Diggs will show up as Artie to try to steal Jess away.
Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UIP.com  |  Sept. 19, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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Just when things were starting to hit a groove for Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson's Jess and Nick, Taye Diggs will pay a visit to "New Girl" and test the strength of that new relationship.

Diggs, best known for his role as Dr. Sam Bennett on "Private Practice," will appear in the seventh episode of the third season, which premiered Tuesday. His character, Artie is a "smooth, confident ladies' man" with his eye on Jess.

Diggs' episode, which will air in November, will also mark the return of Damon Wayans Jr., who appeared as Coach in the pilot but left "New Girl" for a role in the recently cancelled "Happy Endings."

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