Taye Diggs To Guest On Fox’s ‘New Girl’

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‘Private Practice’ star Taye Diggs is headed to Fox’s New Girl. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Diggs has signed on to star as a love interest for Zooey Deschanel’s Jess. Diggs will play Artie, an eligible bachelor who Jess meets when Nick (Jake Johnson) is on a guy’s night out. His character has been described as a “smooth, confident ladies’ man.” By the sounds of it Digg’s Artie will throw a wrench in Jess and Nick’s relationship.

Diggs is slated to show up in ‘New Girl’s upcoming third season, episode 7, that is set to air in November. The actor joins a lengthy list of guest stars headed to the Fox comedy this season that include The Office’s Angela Kinsey and ‘Californication’ star Eva Amurri. Diggs brings with him credits that include the upcoming films ‘Baggage Claim’, ‘The Best Man Holiday’, ‘The Trials of Cate McCall’ and ‘Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant’. He has also been seen in ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’, ‘Between Us’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the series ‘Day Break’.

Tell us what you think of Diggs taking on the role of Jess’s love interest. Leave us your comments below. ‘New Girl’ season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. on FOX.