He'll join fellow Sacred Heart alumni Robert Maschio (The Todd!), Sarah Chalke, Sam Lloyd and Ken Jenkins in an upcoming Season 3 episode.
Details on Braff's role are being kept under wraps, but TVLine reports he'll be seen in the flesh this time. Braff's voice previously was heard in a Season 2 episode.
'Cougar Town' returns to ABC sometime during midseason.
In other casting news ...
The ousted Aflac duck has found a new home. Gilbert Gottfried has landed a recurring role on 'Law & Order: SVU.' Gottfried will play a new under-appreciated IT specialist at the precinct. His first appearance should be in the Nov. 30 episode. [TV Guide]
Deb Morgan will meet 'The Good Wife.' 'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter has booked a role on the CBS drama. No word on who she'll be playing, but her episode is expected to air in December. [E! Online]
'Rescue Me' star Andrea Roth will guest star on 'Ringer.' Roth will appear in the recurring role of Catherine, Juliet's mother and Andrew's ex-wife. [TV Guide]
Dan Lauria will star in TBS's 'Sullivan and Sun.' Lauria will play the owner of a neighborhood bar. His son leaves his corporate gig and returns home, ready to take over the family business. [Deadline]