Niecy Nash arrives in Washington DC via the AMTRACK on June 20, 2012.

*”Soul Man” star Niecy Nash will head from cable to network television this fall with a guest appearance on Fox’s breakout hit “The New Girl.”

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that an early episode in the sophomore run features Jess (Zooey Deschanel) getting her purse snatched, with the assailant being a prostitute played by Nash.

Also heading to “New Girl” next season is David Walton, who has landed a recurring role on the series. He follows in the footsteps of Justin Long and Dermot Mulroney as the third actor to get a multi-episode spot as a love interest for Jess, first appearing in the second of the two Sept. 25 premiere episodes.