Damon Wayans Jr. to Reprise Role on New Girl Season 3?!?

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The loss of Happy Endings may be the big time gain of New Girl.

According to TV Line, Damon Wayans Jr. is nearing a deal to return to the Fox sitcom in some capacity on Season 3.

Damon Wayans Jr. on New Girl

The actor appeared on the New Girl pilot as the character of Coach, only to then leave for Happy Endings when ABC picked up that sitcom. But now that it's officially been canceled, there's a very good chance Wayans will make his way back to the loft.

To do battle with Lamorne Morris' Winston? To just meet his old friends at the bar? It's unclear at the moment, as is the number of episodes in which Coach would appear.

But Jake Johnson is on record as saying he'd welcome Wayans back in a heartbeat. Pardon the obvious pun, but might his New Girl story have a happy ending after all?

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@R - Winston is part of the principal cast - he's not going anywhere. I think Damon Wayans would make a fantastic foil for Winston!!

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They better not kick Winston off just cause he can come back now!!

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Guess it wasn't ahappy ending 4 happy endings

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AWESOME!!! This takes the sting out of Happy Endings ending.

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This just made me so happy!!! He is so funny, I'm even more excited for the new season now :)