'New Girl': Taye Diggs to guest star

Taye Diggs is set to guest star on "New Girl" as a ladies' man named Artie.

Story highlights

  • Taye Diggs is set to play an eligible bachelor on "New Girl"
  • He'll guest star in an episode as a self-assured ladies' man
  • The scene is slated to air later this fall

Jess may be in a new relationship with Nick, but an eligible bachelor is about to catch her eye. His name? Taye Diggs.

Well, actually, his name is Artie, but that doesn't sound quite as dangerous.

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EW has learned that the "Private Practice" veteran will guest-star in an episode of Fox's "New Girl" as Artie, a self-assured ladies' man who meets Jess (Zoey Deschanel) and Cece (Hannah Simone) at the bar while Nick (Jake Johnson) is out on a guys' night.

Diggs — who hits the big screen next week in the romantic comedy "Baggage Claim" -- will shoot his scenes next week.

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The episode, which is slated to air later this fall, also marks the return of Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr.), who was last seen in the show's pilot. The "Happy Endings" alum has signed on for a multiple-episode arc.

See the original story at EW.com.