If I’ve never told you guys how much I loved Damon Wayans Jr. as Coach back in the New Girl Pilot, well then…have I told you how much I love Coach? Well, guess what? TVLine has just announced that “Coach” is coming back!
TVLine has learned exclusively that [Damon] Wayans [Jr.] has inked a deal to reprise his New Girl role of Coach for at least four Season 3 episodes…..
…You’ll recall Wayans appeared in the New Girl pilot, but was forced to drop out when Happy Endings scored a surprise Season 2 renewal; Lamorne Morris’s Winston was brought in to fill the void. Endings‘ official (and extremely unfortunate) demise paved the way for Wayans’ likely return. (Fox declined to comment for this story.)
E! Online also touches on Coach’s return, with a viewer chiming in with just as much Coach enthusiasm as I have (which I didn’t think was possible).
Michelle in Chicago: I seriously cannot WAIT for Coach to finally come back to the loft in New Girl!! I almost cried when I found out! Any scoop on when he’ll be back?!
First of all, we’re excited that you’re excited, but at the risk of scaring off Damon Wayans Jr. here’s some classic words of wisdom from Coach. Have you calmed down a bit? Good. Now onto the scoop: We caught up with everyone’s favorite douchebag Max Greenfield and he said that we’ll have to endure a few Coach-free episodes when season three kicks off in September. “He’s going to come back episode five or six or somewhere in there. Yeah, Damon’s the best.” We couldn’t agree with you more Max!
How do you think Coach will have reacted to what’s gone down since he left…and how do you think Winston’s going to react to his friends’ former loft-mate?
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