Rob Reiner & Jamie Lee Curtis Join ‘New Girl’ And More Casting News

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Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis has been cast as Jess’ parents, TVLine reports.

The duo will play Bob and Joan, Jess’ divorced parents, who will appear in the Thanksgiving episode, where Jess will try to get her parents back together.

As previously reported, Rob Riggle will appear in the Thanksgiving episode as Schmidt’s cousin, Schmidt. “Political Animals” actress Carla Gugino will also join the forthcoming season for a three-episode arc as Emma, Schmidt’s boss.

“New Girl” premiere Tuesday, Sept. 25 on FOX.

More casting news…

Freddie Highmore has been tapped to play Norman Bates in A&E’s “Bates Motel.” [TV Guide] Max Thieriot has also been cast to play Norman’s brother, Dylan. [TVLine]

In addition to his ‘Parks & Recreation’ gig, Jonathan Banks is set to appear in Vegas. The “Breaking Bad” alum will play Angelo, a big-time Chicago gangster, for a multi-episode arc. [TVLine]

“Bent” alum Margo Harshman has joined “The Big Bang Theory” as Sheldon’s new assistant, Alex. [TVLine]

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