new girl taye diggs cast artie damon wayans jr gi 'New Girl' Season 3: Taye Diggs will try to steal Jess from NickThe “New Girl” romance between Jess and Nick may be in trouble: Taye Diggs has been cast to play a man trying to get Jess for his own. Can Nick possibly compare?

Diggs will play a character named Artie in episode 7 of the current Season 3 and is expected to appear in just the one episode. The Hollywood Reporter describes Artie as a “smooth, confident ladies’ man” who sees Jess as potential dating material.

Another guest-star will appear on that same episode — Damon Wayans Jr. “Happy Endings”) will reprise his role of Coach for the first time since the “New Girl” pilot. He is expected to recur in several episodes throughout the current season.

Although not definitively scheduled yet, Diggs, the former star of “Private Practice,” will probably be seen in November. “New Girl” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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