Taye Diggs attends the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of the Fox Searchlight Pictures' "The Way, Way Back" held on June 23, 2013 in Los Angeles

Taye Diggs attends the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of the Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “The Way, Way Back” held on June 23, 2013 in Los Angeles

*Taye Diggs is about to shake things up on Fox’s “New Girl.”

According to TVGuide.com, the “Private Practice” alum will guest-star on the sitcom as Artie, a smooth and confident ladies’ man whose attraction to Jess (Zooey Deschanel) threatens her new relationship with Nick (Jake Johnson).

Diggs, whose credits also include “Rent” and “Daybreak,” will appear in the seventh episode of the third season and begins shooting next week.

“New Girl” airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Fox.