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Justin Long Joins 'New Girl,' Lonely Island Member Books 'Up All Night' & More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 2nd 2011 2:40PM
Justin LongZooey Deschanel is getting an equally adorkable love interest on 'New Girl' when Justin Long joins the cast.

Long -- yes, the movie star and Mac guy from the Apple commercials -- will play a recurring love interest for Deschanel's character, Jess.

According to EW, Long will play Paul, a music teacher, in three episodes of the new comedy about a lovelorn newly single woman living with three dudes.

'New Girl' premieres Tues., Sept. 20, 9PM ET on Fox. Long is set to appear in episode six.

Aww, hipster love!

In other casting news ...

Jorma Taccone will appear on 'Up All Night.' Taccone, known for being a part of Lonely Island, will play an ex-boyfriend of Maya Rudolph's character. He'll be featured in flashbacks to the '90s. Yes, there will be music involved. [Zap2It]

'Switched at Birth' star Katie Leclerc will guest on 'The Big Bang Theory.' Leclerc will play Emily, a deaf friend of Penny's and potential love interest for Raj. [EW]

'Spartacus' actress Erin Cummings is taking flight with 'Pan Am.' Cummings will play Ginny Saddler, an airline executive's quirky mistress. [EW]

'Big Brother' contestant Cassi Colvin will guest star on 'The Bold and the Beautiful.' She'll play a runway model named Cassi who is featured in the "Hope For the Future" fashion line. [TV Guide]

Is James Gandolfini heading back to HBO? He's executive producing 'Big Dead Place,' a drama based on Nicholas Johnson's memoir about working and living in Antarctica. The project is being developed with him in the starring role. [Deadline]

Rafael Saadiq will play R&B legend Sam Cooke on 'The Playboy Club.' He'll appear in the fourth episode of the new series. [TV Guide]

'Eastbound & Down' has tapped 'Mad TV' veteran Ike Barinholtz for a guest gig. Barinholtz will appear in five episodes as Ivan, a Russian pitcher Danny tries to mentor. [THR]

Audrina is leaving 'Audrina' behind. The former 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'The Hills' star, said she wants to take a break from reality to act or host something. [The Daily]

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