'New Girl' Season 4: Jessica Biel cast as 'sexiest scientist ever'

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jessica-biel-new-girl.jpgJessica Day might want to watch her back, because there is a new Jessica in town -- Jessica Biel that is. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Biel has been cast in the Season 4 premiere of "New Girl" on FOX as Kat, "the hottest scientist in the world who ends up competing with Jess over a cute guy."

The episode, slated to air Sept. 16, will feature Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and her crew competing with each other to see who can seal the deal at a wedding. Kat, another wedding guest, runs into trouble with Jess after they both zero in on the same guy.

This marks Biel's first TV role since 2006, when she exited "7th Heaven," where she portrayed older sister Mary Camden for 10 years. Since then, besides becoming part of one of the hottest couples ever after marrying Justin Timberlake, Biel has mostly stuck to working on films such as "The Illusionist" in 2006 and "Valentine's Day" in 2010.

In addition, the actress has been hard at work on her family restaurant concept "Au Fudge" and also has a romantic comedy film titled "Nailed," in which she stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and James Marsden, scheduled to come out later this year.
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