'New Girl': June Raphael cast as lesbian gynecologist
This set-up sounds like it has comic potential: Fox’s New Girl has just cast comic actress June Diane Raphael as a friend of Zooey Deschanel’s Jess.
Raphael plays a Sadie, a “smart, slightly intimidating but helpful friend, she’s an OB/GYN doctor … who’s also a lesbian.” Sadie offers Nick (Jake Johnson) an unofficial diagnosis to a “health problem.” Raphael is a guest star in the ninth episode, with the potential to become a recurring performer.
Raphael has appeared on Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV, Funny or Die and Starz’ Party Down. As everybody knows at this point, New Girl is off Fox’s grid until Nov. 1.
Zooey Deschanel plays lovable Jess, who is plodding through life with a good group of friends.