Damon Wayans Jr. to Return as Regular for NEW GIRL's Fourth Season on FOX
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Damon Wayans Jr., who plays 'Coach' on FOX's comedy series NEW GIRL, will be returning for the show's fourth season as a regular.
"It's hard to balance six characters, let alone five," NEW GIRL executive producer Brett Baer told THR, "but he has worked so well with so many different people. We've had him do stories with everybody and he just killed it."
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This is great news for the actor, who originally starred in NEW GIRL pilot back in 2011 before exiting to continue his role on ABC's HAPPY ENDINGS. When HAPPY ENDINGS was canceled after three seasons last year, Wayans returned to NEW GIRL as a recurring guest star. Now it seems he's back for good!
Wayans joins regulars Zooey Deschanel (as Jess), Max Greenfield (as Schmidt), Jake Johnson (as Nick), Hannah Simone (as Cece), and Lamorne Morris (as Winston).
Wayans has also appeared on TV in Just Face It, NTSF:SD:SUV, The Underground and My Wife and Kids. Among his film credits are Blankman, Dance Flick, Marmaduke, The Other Guys, Someone Marry Barry and the upcoming Let's Be Cops.
About NEW GIRL: Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, hit comedy NEW GIRL, currently in its third season, follows a group of six friends, their somewhat interconnected romantic exploits and their often hilariously misguided attempts to find their respective places in the world.
Premiering in 2011, NEW GIRL was an instant hit, as viewers were introduced to the free-spirited Jess who, after a bad break-up, moved into a downtown Los Angeles loft occupied by three single guys. Among her new roommates, Jess had an immediate connection with Nick, a law school dropout-turned-bartender who knows he's not living up to his potential - yet. Winston, a former pro basketball player (in Europe), who returned to the loft not knowing what to do with his life, has done his best to adjust to working the night shift at a sports-radio station. Rounding out the loft, but living in his own universe, is Schmidt, whose over-confidence and well-defined physique mask severe insecurities, which manifest themselves in a number of OCD-like mannerisms, false bravado and contributions to the loft's douchebag jar. Providing an outsider's perspective on the loft's dynamics is Jess' childhood best friend, Cece, a model with a killer deadpan, whose on-again-off-again relationship with Schmidt keeps surprising everyone, most of all, herself.
NEW GIRL is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Elizabeth Meriwether. Meriwether, Brett Baer, Dave Finkel, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers, with Meriwether, Baer and Finkel serving as co-showrunners/writers and Kasdan directing multiple episodes of the series.
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