By Dan Snierson
Updated September 14, 2012 at 08:21 PM EDT
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Max Greenfield’s Schmidt is no stranger to romantic entanglements with the boss, so perhaps it’s no surprise that things are about to get stranger at the office on New Girl. EW has learned that Carla Gugino (Political Animals, Entourage) has signed on to the Fox comedy to play Emma, Schmidt’s sweet-seeming new superior who’s actually a high-powered sex freak. The two will engage in a Fifty Shades of Grey-esque relationship when Schmidt is forced to sign a contract that binds him to Emma.

Gugino, who will appear in three episodes, pops up for the first time in the seventh installment of the season, which is slated to shoot later this month and to hit screens in November.

New Girl kicks off its second season on Sept. 25, with the first episode airing at 8 p.m. (guest star: Parker Posey) and the second airing in its regular time slot of 9 p.m. (guest star: Josh Gad).

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Zooey Deschanel plays lovable Jess, who is plodding through life with a good group of friends.

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