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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Damon Wayans Jr. Promoted to Series Regular for 'New Girl' Season 4

Damon Wayans Jr. will officially be a cast member on Fox's New Girl next season. THR reports that Wayans will be made a series regular at the start of season four, instead of being billed as a guest star, as he currently is. Wayans was originally set to be a series regular on New Girl back in 2011, when he acted in the pilot, but when his other show, Happy Endings, got a surprise second season renewal from ABC, he wasn't able to stick around. After Happy Endings was canceled, he was hired back on to New Girl for a six-episode arc that was extended into him appearing in every single episode for the rest of the season. "It's hard to balance six characters, let alone five, but he has worked so well with so many different people," New Girl writer/producer Brett Baer told THR. "We've had him do stories with everybody and he just killed it." Wayans was a sought after actor during pilot season but turned down multiple shows to stay at New Girl.

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