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'New Girl' Season 2 Casts 'America's Next Top Model' Alum And More TV Casting News

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"New Girl" will play host to a family reunion when the Fox comedy introduces Winston's sister and mother in Season 2. According to TV Guide, "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 4 finalist Keenyah Hill will guest star as Alisha, a professional basketball player who drops by to visit her brother when her team passes through town in the second episode of Season 2.

Naturally, Schmidt responds in a typically Schmidt way and, after deciding to pursue her romantically, challenges her to a game of one-on-one basketball to show off his skills. Per TV Guide, Alisha proceeds to "annihilate him."

Hill joins previously announced Anna Maria Horsford, who will play Winston's Schmidt-hating mother in Season 2.

In other casting news ...

"Touch" introduces a "Lost" alum. The Kiefer Sutherland drama is beefing up its supporting cast in Season 2, with Said Taghmaoui tapped to play series regular Guillermo Ortiz, a smart Jesuit priest-turned-killing machine. Adam Campbell and Ray Santiago will appear in recurring roles, with Campbell playing (newly-hired regular) Lukas Haas' business partner, and Santiago appearing as a hacker named Reuben, who works with Sutherland's character at online news outlet BreakWire. [The Hollywood Reporter]

A "Rescue Me" heartthrob will romance Julia on "Smash." Daniel Sunjata will join the musical drama's second season as a recurring love interest for Debra Messing's scarf-sporting writer. [EW]

Ray Wise plays God on an episode of "Criminal Minds." The memorable character actor -- best known for playing Satan on "Reaper" and for killing Laura Palmer on "Twin Peaks" -- will tackle another devilish role as a doctor who operates on patients against their will in an eighth season episode titled "God Complex." [TVLine]

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