Royal Pains’ Anna George will be guest starring as Cece’s (Hannah Simone) mother on the recently announced fifth season of New Girl.
EW has confirmed that George will play Priyanka Parikh, who visits the U.S. to analyze Cece’s recent life choices and dislikes Schmidt (Max Greenfield) when they meet for the first time. It is not yet known in which episode George will appear.
George’s casting comes only a day after SNL’s Nora Dunn was revealed to be playing Schmidt’s mother, Louise. Tuesday’s episode showed Cece professing her love for Schmidt to a stranger—who turned out to be Louise.
This will be the second time George has played the mother of Simone. The two previously starred together in Miss India America.
Production on the next season of New Girl has already begun to accommodate Zooey Deschanel’s pregnancy.