Damon Wayans Jr. in Talks to Return to ‘New Girl’ as a Recurring Guest


It looks like Damon Wayans Jr. will be returning to New Girl. As you may or may not recall, Wayans appeared in the pilot for the Fox sitcom as a regular character Coach, but he had to drop out of the series when his other show, Happy Endings, received a surprise season two pickup at ABC. Lamorne Morris was added to the cast in a new role to take Wayans’s place. Now that Happy Endings is canceled, TV Line reports that Damon Wayans Jr. is in talks to return to New Girl “for a significant Season 3 arc.”

New Girl costar Jake Johnson, who’s currently filming the buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops alongside Wayans, started talking up Coach’s return in May. It’s just a bummer that Wayans will only be back on New Girl as a recurring guest and not as a series regular.