TVLine Items: Taye Diggs to Tempt New Girl, LeVar Burton Returns to Community and More

Megan Masters
September 18, 2013
New Girl Cast Taye Diggs
New Girl Cast Taye Diggs

New Girl has cast a sexy obstacle for Nick and Jess.

Private Practice vet Taye Diggs will guest-star in a Season 3 installment of the Fox comedy, per The Hollywood Reporter, playing a “smooth, confidant ladies man” who sets his sights on Jess.

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Diggs will appear in the seventh episode of Girl’s new season — the same half-hour that marks the return of Damon Wayans Jr.’s Coach.

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Prepare to be tongue-tied once more, Troy: LeVar Burton is headed back to Greendale. Sources confirm to TVLine that the Reading Rainbow frontman will make a repeat appearance as himself in Community‘s upcoming fifth season. Burton made his first cameo in Season 2, where he encountered — and star-struck — his aforementioned No. 1 fan.

• The Good Wife will welcome back Nathan Lane in Season 5. Per, the actor will reprise his Emmy-nominated role as trustee Clarke Hayden, who returns to help Cary and Alicia launch their own firm. Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 29.

Lea Thompson (Switched at Birth) will guest-star in a November sweeps installment of CSI, reports, playing a defense criminalist working closely with Finlay (played by fellow Back to the Future II/III alum Elisabeth Shue).

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Rosie O’Donnell is joining ABC Family’s The Fosters in the recurring role of Rita Hendricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works in the foster care system and becomes a mentor to a member of the Foster clan. The series returns in January.

ABC will air Scandal: The Secret is Out, a one-hour catch-up special, on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8/7 — the same night as the Season 3 premiere.

BBC America has unveiled a glimpse of Burton and Taylor, the cabler’s upcoming telepic (bowing Oct. 16) starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter and centering on the tumultuous Tinseltown twosome:

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