While negotiations are still ongoing to bring Happy Endings to USA following ABC’s decision to cancel the sitcom, it looks like star Damon Wayans Jr. is wanted back at New Girl. For the uninformed, in between Happy Endings’ first and second seasons when a renewal for the show seemed uncertain, Wayans took a role on Fox’s New Girl. He appeared in the pilot as a roommate named Coach but had to leave the show after Happy Endings got picked up for Season 2 and Lamorne Morris’s Winston took his place. With Happy Endings’ future uncertain once again, TV Line’s Michael Ausiello reports that if the show doesn’t move to USA, “it’s an inevitability that Damon Wayans Jr. will find himself back on New Girl next season in some capacity.”
New Girl star Jake Johnson, who’s currently filming the buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops with Damon Wayans Jr., tells TV Line he’d be excited to “welcome Coach back to the loft.” He added, “I would be surprised if he doesn’t come back for a while … There would be such funny episodes with the Coach seeing what’s happened in the past two years since he’s [been] gone.” Even if Happy Endings no longer has a home on the primetime TV lineup, it’s nice that Damon Wayans Jr. does.