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'New Girl': Damon Wayans Jr. signs on

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Damon Wayans Jr. is going to keep coaching Fox’s New Girl gang.

The comic-actor will continue his role of “Coach” as a special guest star for the rest of the season.

Wayans was originally cast in the Fox comedy series’ pilot, but could not continue on the show due to his role on ABC’s Happy Endings. Once Happy Endings was axed, New Girl brought him back for a recurring guest arc for four episodes, which just started last night. Ratings were up 11 percent from the show’s last original episode a couple weeks ago. Now he’s made a deal to continue in his current role for the rest of season three. See EW’s recap of last night’s episode for more info about how he impacts the show.