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11/07/2013 03:01 pm ET

Damon Wayans Jr. Extends 'New Girl' Return For All Of Season 3

Fox

Damon Wayans Jr.'s return to "New Girl" was originally a six-episode arc, but now his character "Coach" will stick around for the rest of the season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Viewers will recall Wayans was in the "New Girl" pilot as Coach, but couldn't return when his other sitcom, "Happy Endings," was renewed by ABC. Instead of recasting his role, the producers on "New Girl" introduced a new roommate, Winston (played by Lamorne Morris), who has been with the show since its second episode.

Since "Happy Endings" was canceled last season, Wayans is free to reprise his role as "Coach" and will stay on the series for the remainder of the third season.

Off-camera, Wayans is developing a series for 20th Century Fox, who also produces "New Girl."

"New Girl" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST.

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