By Lynette Rice
September 30, 2011 at 09:48 PM EDT
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Maya Rudolph’s character is about to get herself a good guy on NBC’s Up All Night.

EW has learned exclusively that Ava — the self-absorbed boss of new mom Reagan (Christina Applegate) will begin dating a man who’s been described as ” a sweet, single dad who is clean cut and attractive.” And the new love interest will be played by …

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Jason Lee!

The former star of My Name is Earl will play Kevin on the single-camera comedy that airs Wednesdays on NBC. He’ll first appear in November.

Lee, meanwhile, is awaiting word from TNT to see if his drama Memphis Beat, in which he plays a quirky police detective named Dwight Hendricks, will be picked up for a third season.

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