Guest Star Casting: James Marsden Heading to 30 ROCK and Lizzy Caplan Meeting NEW GIRL

     October 5, 2011


From Jon Hamm to Jason Sudeikis, television producer Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) has had her fair share of male suitors on 30 Rock. Now one more gentlemen might be added to the mix. EW has word that James Marsden has been set to guest star on at least one episode of the hilarious NBC comedy, and while the network isn’t detailing his character just yet, there’s speculation that he might be a love interest for Lemon as a casting call when out last month for a man aged between 36 and 40. Since that character in question was described as “California-bred with liberal values and a youthful innocence. Easy-going but confident with a strong sense of self,” that sounds like a perfect role for Marsden.

Details on a new guest star for Fox’s freshman series New Girl after the jump.

lizzy-caplan-imageThe lovely Lizzy Caplan was just fantastic on cable during the short run of Party Down on Starz, but now THR reports the Mean Girls actress is returning to TV with a three-episode arc on New Girl, the series starring Zooey Deschanel which already has a full season order. Caplan is set to play Julia Baker, a love interest for Nick (Jake Johnson). Described as as a highly educated young woman with a master’s degree in art history and a highly cultured manner, she meets Nick during next week’s episode at an art gallery opening. Seemingly the perfect woman for him, Nick is worried his roommates will scare her away when she joins in celebrations for Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) birthday. If Deschanel wasn’t enough charm for the show, it’ll be nice to have Caplan around for a few episodes as well.