Broadway’s Book of Mormon alum has booked a gig in the quirky Fox comedy’s second season premiere, E! Online reports.
Gad — who also co-stars in NBC’s midseason comedy 1600 Penn — will play a beer-delivery guy named Bearclaw (!) who tries to woo Zooey Deschanel’s leading lady Jess.
New Girl‘s Season 2 debut bows Sept. 25 at 9/8c, following another new episode airing the same night at 8 pm.
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• Explosive Sons of Anarchy alum Kenny Johnson (pun intended) will guest-star in Burn Notice‘s upcoming midseason finale (airing Aug. 23), per The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll play a merciless assassin.
• Jon Hamm has booked a bound-to-be-hilarious guest spot on Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, EW.com reports. He’ll play the titular institution’s founder, Arthur Childrens, via a series of 1930s flashbacks.
• The Young and the Restless co-head writer Scott Hamner is stepping down, Soap Opera Digest reports. Though his departure is described as a “sabbatical,” the scribe tells the site that he had planned to let his contract expire but current Y&R EP Maria Arena Bell talked him out of it. Additionally, Daytime Confidential reports that ex-General Hospital showrunner Jill Farren Phelps is in talks to take over as exec producer of the CBS soap.
• Jim O’Heir, the man behind Parks and Recreation‘s Pawnee putz Jerry, has been tapped to appear in The Mentalist‘s Season 5 premiere. According to TVGuide.com, he’ll guest as a hotel manager who assists in an investigation.
• Luke MacFarlane (Brothers & Sisters) will appear in Episode 2 of The CW’s new fall procedural Beauty and the Beast. Per TVGuide.com, he’ll guest as an instructor at a ballet company whose prima ballerina has been murdered. Beauty and the Beast premieres Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9/8c.
• Vampire Diaries alumna Alice Evans will guest-star in a Season 2 episode of Grimm, EW.com reports. She’ll play a Royal who shares a past with Sasha Roiz’s Captain Renard.
• ITV’s Jeremy Piven-starring Mr. Selfridge, a 10-episode drama based on the life of the flamboyant founder of London’s Selfridge department store, will debut stateside in early 2013 as part of PBS’ buzzy Masterpiece.
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