12/17/2013 09:33 am ET

Linda Cardellini To Guest As Jess' Sister On 'New Girl'

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Linda Cardellini is going to be the new girl on "New Girl" when she guests as Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) sister on the Fox sitcom.

Cardellini holds a special place in TV lovers' hearts for playing Lindsay Weir on "Freaks and Geeks," and returned to the small screen in her Emmy-nominated role as Don Draper's mistress neighbor on "Mad Men" last season.

No confirmation on how many episodes Cardellini will stick around for, but E! Online is reporting that she will play Jess' "wild-child sibling, and will begin filming on the hit Fox sitcom this week."

This isn't the first family member we've seen for Deschanel's character. We have also been introduced to her parents (played by Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis).

Cardellini will join an already full roster of guest stars on this season of "New Girl," which include Damon Wayans Jr., Adam Brody and Prince.

"New Girl" returns from its Winter hiatus on Jan. 7.

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