Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel, Taye Diggs

Will Taye Diggs steal Jess away from Nick? It's possibile!

The Private Practice alum will guest-star on New Girl, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Diggs will play Artie, a smooth and confident ladies' man whose attraction to Jess (Zooey Deschanel) threatens her new relationship with Nick (Jake Johnson).

Diggs, whose credits also include Rent and Daybreak, will appear in the seventh episode of the third season and begins shooting next week.

New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Fox.