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New Girl Casts Jess' Sister

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Who's that girl? It's Jess' sister!

Though her real-life sister and Bones star Emily Deschanel is on the same network, Mad Men star Linda Cardellini has been tapped to play Zooey Deschanel's sister on New Girl, E! News has confirmed.

Cardellini will take on the recurring role of Abby, Jess' wild-child sibling, and will begin filming on the hit Fox sitcom this week. The actress, who is also known for her work on Freaks and Geeks and ER in addition to her Emmy-nominated turn as Don's (Jon Hamm) neighbor-turned-mistress on Mad Men, will first appear in February.

SCOOP: Prince to guest star as himself on New Girl

Abby isn't the first family member of Jess' viewers have met: Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis have appeared as her divorced parents, Bob and Joan.

We recently reported that music icon Prince is set to guest star in New Girl's Super Bowl episode, and sources tell us he will interfere with the show's main couple Nick and Jess. Also stopping by the loft to hang out with the gang is The O.C.'s Adam Brody, who will play an ex-boyfriend of Jess'. (Yes, we're still squealing over that casting.)

Not to be outdone in the guest star department, fellow Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine is set to welcome Adam Sandler as a guest star in their big Super Bowl episode, which we exclusively reported.

New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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