New Girl Season 3: Damon Wayans Jr. Is Back on Set as Coach! (PHOTO)
The gang’s all here!
At least it looks like everyone is back together, thanks to a picture from New Girlstar Zooey Deschanel’s Instagram account. The photo, which Zooey posted on September 24, features New Girl stars Lamorne Morris (Winston), Jake Johnson (Nick), Max Greenfield (Schmidt), Zooey (Jess), Hannah Simone (Cece), and Damon Wayans Jr. (Coach) all smiling broadly on the show’s set.
She is, of course, referring to the return of Coach, the loft’s original fourth roommate who was later replaced with Winston. Coach was featured in the New Girl pilot, but the character was forced to leave the show when Damon’s other series, Happy Endings, was renewed for Season 2.
Now that Happy Endings has officially been canceled, it was confirmed that Damon will be reprising his role as Coach for at least four episodes in New Girl Season 3. Damon’s presence on set would indicate that he has already begun filming his return, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Though it’s been ages since we’ve seen him on the show, we bet Coach will have a thing or two to say about Nick and Jess’s relationship...
Are you psyched for Coach’s comeback? Weigh in below, and catch New Girl on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.