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New Girl Exclusive: Meet Cece’s New Boyfriend!

Hannah Simone, Nelson Franklin | Photo Credits: Isablella Vosmikova/FOX, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicHannah Simone, Nelson Franklin | Photo Credits: Isablella Vosmikova/FOX, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is going to have some serious competition when New Girl returns this fall.

Traffic Light alum Nelson Franklin has been cast as Cece's new boyfriend, Robby, has learned exclusively.

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Robby is described as a genuinely nice guy who is an embarrassingly bad dancer and deaf in one ear. Basically, he's the anti-Schmidt. Franklin will appear in the Season 2 premiere, which airs on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c on Fox.

After hooking up (mostly in secret) for half of the season, Schmidt and Cece (Hannah Simone) broke up in the season finale when he decided she could never be happy with a guy like him — despite her growing feelings for him.

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Franklin recently starred on the short-lived Fox relationship comedy Traffic Light and has also recurred on The Office.

Are you excited Cece is getting a new man in her life? Or do you want her and Schmidt to get back together?

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