By Dalene Rovenstine
November 20, 2017 at 02:43 PM EST
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The Bachelor‘s 21st suitor is making an ABC comeback once again. Former bachelor Nick Viall will try his hand at acting for the first time in next Wednesday’s new episode of Speechless, and EW has your exclusive first look.

In the episode “B-I–BIKINI U-N–UNIVERSITY,” airing Nov. 29, JJ DiMeo (Micah Fowler) convinces his parents to take him on a college visit, but he has plans beyond just seeing the campus. Viall plays Tyson, JJ’s new friend. As JJ’s plan unravels, Tyson must use his own acting skills to help keep him out of trouble.

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Viall first appeared on ABC during season 10 of The Bachelorette, as one of Andi Dorfman’s suitors, then again on season 11, when Kaitlyn Bristowe was bachelorette. He also appeared on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise before becoming the bachelor himself in season 21 and joining Dancing With the Stars alongside pro Peta Murgatroyd in season 24.

Although the ABC sitcom is Viall’s first acting credit, he is also set to star in the ION Television film A Christmas Cruise.

Speechless airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.


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