3:04pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'New Girl' Casts Cece's Mother for Season 5 (Exclusive)
The Fox comedy New Girl is bringing another mom into the mix.
Actress Anna George (Royal Pains) has been tapped to guest star as Cece's (Hannah Simone) mother on newly announced fifth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
George will appear in a yet-to-be-determined season five episode and play Priyanka Parikh, who comes to the U.S. to assess her daughter's recent life choices and is far from enamored with Schmidt (Max Greenfield) when they meet for the first time.
The casting comes a day after the Fox comedy introduced Schmidt's mother Louise (SNL's Nora Dunn). Tuesday's episode also featured Cece professing her love for Schmidt to a complete stranger — who wound up being his mother.
For George, the New Girl gig will mark the second time she has played the mother to Simone. The duo previously starred together in Miss India America.
Production on season five is already under way as the series looks to accommodate star Zooey Deschanel's pregnancy.
George's credits include Madam Secretary, Rules of Engagement, Law & Order and The Lovely Bones. She's repped by John DeHority Management.