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09/27/2012 02:17 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2012

Olivia Munn Cast In 'New Girl' And More Casting News

Nick and Jess may end up getting together on this season of "New Girl," but it looks like they'll have a major bump along the way.

According to Deadline, "Newsroom" actress Olivia Munn has landed a multi-episode arc on "New Girl" as Angie, Nick's (Jake Johnson) girlfriend. Munn's character is described as "sexy, earthy, charming" and able to "hold her own with the group." Sounds like some serious competition for Jess.

In addition to "The Newsroom," Munn's other TV appearances include "Perfect Couples" and "Greek."

In other casting news...

Chelan Simmons is "Hannibal"-bound. The "L.A. Complex" actress is set to bring her upbeat "Wonderfalls" character Gretchen Speck-Horowitz to the Bryan Fuller-created series. “THRILLED to be working again with @ChelanLSimmons and TICKLED her character is crossing over to #Hannibal," Fuller tweeted. [TVLine]

Henry Ian Cusick is headed to "The Mentalist." The "Lost" vet has joined the CBS series as Tommy Volker, a "rich thrill-seeker possibly tied to a TV reporter’s murder." [TVLine]

Bruce McGill has been cast in "The Good Wife."
The "Rizzoli & Isles" vet will play a potentially recurring legendary lawyer on Season 4 of the CBS series. [TVLine]

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