Credit: ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co.

Schmidt (Max Greenfield) on New Girl just might be one of the most ridiculous, self-obsessed d-bags on all of television. And we love him for it.

The man is a comedic gold, and we couldn’t be more excited for New Girl to premiere on September 25 just so we get the chance to see him again and laugh at the utter hilarity that is his life.

However, if you’re a fan of Schmidt’s awkward-yet-adorable relationship with sassy model Cece (Hannah Simone), we might not have the best news. Though it seemed unclear if the couple actually did break up after his strange attempt to “White Fang” her in the Season 1 finale, we’re hearing that Schmit and Cece won’t be dating when Season 2 begins.

TV Guide reports that Cece’s getting a new boyfriend for Season 2. His name’s Robby, he’s an adorably bad dancer, and he’s supposed to be a genuinely nice guy.

Ugh. We hate him already. But only because he’s not Schmidt.

Credit: Greg Gayne/©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Shirtless Schmidt With a Thanksgiving Turkey on New Girl Season 1, Episode 6

True to form, though, it sounds like Schmitty’s not letting the split get him down. E! Online reports that Schmidt will be seen shirtless during New Girl’s very first episode back. Okay, that in itself is no big news, since Schmidt decides to randomly disrobe practically every episode. The kicker is, E! says somebody else is going to be shirtless with him.

If said shirtlessness really is romantic, as E! seems to imply, we sure as heck hope it’s just a temporary fling. We’re convinced Schmidt and Cece are soulmates, guys. They just haven’t figured it out quite yet.

Source: TV GuideE! Online

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