Damon Wayans Jr. Returning to New Girl

Liz Raftery
TV Guide
Damon Wayans Jr., Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson | Photo Credits: Isabella Vosmikova/Fox

Damon Wayans Jr. has booked his first post-Happy Endings role, and it's a familiar one.

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Wayans will be reprising his role as Coach on Fox's New Girl, TVGuide.com has learned. The actor appeared in the New Girl pilot, but had to drop out of the series when ABC picked up Happy Endings for a second season. He was replaced by Lamorne Morris' character, Winston.

With ABC officially canceling Happy Endings last month, Wayans will appear in at least four episodes of the Fox comedy's third season. Are you looking forward to the return of Coach?