Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

With 'Happy Endings' Canceled, Damon Wayans Jr. May Come Back to 'New Girl'

While negotiations are still ongoing to bring Happy Endings to USA following ABC's decision to cancel the sitcom, it looks like star Damon Wayans Jr. is wanted back at New Girl. For the uninformed, in between Happy Endings' first and second seasons when a renewal for the show seemed uncertain, Wayans took a role on Fox's New Girl. He appeared in the pilot as a roommate named Coach but had to leave the show after Happy Endings got picked up for Season 2 and Lamorne Morris’s Winston took his place. With Happy Endings' future uncertain once again, TV Line's Michael Ausiello reports that if the show doesn't move to USA, "it’s an inevitability that Damon Wayans Jr. will find himself back on New Girl next season in some capacity."

New Girl star Jake Johnson, who's currently filming the buddy comedy Let's Be Cops with Damon Wayans Jr., tells TV Line he'd be excited to "welcome Coach back to the loft." He added, "I would be surprised if he doesn't come back for a while … There would be such funny episodes with the Coach seeing what's happened in the past two years since he's [been] gone." Even if Happy Endings no longer has a home on the primetime TV lineup, it's nice that Damon Wayans Jr. does.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.desir Michael Desir

    One of the best lines in "New Girl" was when Nick was watching an old VHS message he left himself:

    "Be nicer to Coach, or he's gonna take off, live with a bunch of other white people."

  • Gail Montalvo

    Geez. Would it kill them to have a Latino/Hispanic recurring character on a show based in Los Angeles(where they make up almost half the population)?

    The world isn't just black and white, guys!

    • Inasad

      It probably would kill them.

  • mela80

    I love Winston, he's really come into his own this season – he's got his own traits and has flourished. I was intrigued by coach in the first episode and love DWJ so this would be an awesome turn of events – All five together!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!