Damon Wayans Jr. Will Stay on ‘New Girl’ All Season

Damon Wayans Jr. returned to New Girl this week, but it looks like he’s going to be sticking around for a while. EW reports that the Happy Endings alum has committed to staying on for the rest of season three. He won’t be billed as a full-time cast member; he’ll be a special guest star instead. Wayans was a cast member in New Girl‘s pilot but was unable to appear in additional episodes when Happy Endings was given a surprise second season renewal by ABC. With Happy Endings now canceled, he returned to New Girl this week for what was originally supposed to be a six-episode arc until he was asked to stay all season.

That’s the second Happy Endings cast member¬†Fox has snapped up this season. Pretty much the same thing happened with Adam Pally and The Mindy Project. Pally signed on for a multi-episode arc¬†but was quickly hired on as a full-time cast member. In addition to joining New Girl, Wayans is producing a show called Man/Child that’s in development at Fox for 2014-15 and that he may potentially star in.

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