Taye Diggs will play a new romantic interest for Zooey Deschanel’s lead character, Jess, in Tuesday’s episode (9/8c) of the FOX comedy, New Girl.
Diggs is playing a character named Artie, who’s described as a “smooth, confident ladies’ man,” who has his eyes set on Jess, which is kind of a problem for her because she’s in a new relationship with another character, Nick, played by Jake Johnson.
Tomorrow night’s episode will also see the return of the character played by Damon Wayans Jr., named Coach (he was in the pilot episode), in what will be a multi-episode arc.
So with 2 black men on New Girl tomorrow night, will the show set any ratings records? It seems to be going around – add a black actor (or two) to a TV series’ cast… enjoy strong (and even historic) ratings.
Up next for Mr Diggs, look for him on the big screen in The Best Man Holiday, out next week. Meanwhile, Damon Wayans Jr. stars in a comedy feature titled Marry Barry, which will be out on February 13, 2014.
Fox has released a preview of tomorrow night’s episode, which I should add might be a bit NSFW: