Rob Riggle is going to swing by the lavish New Girl loft next season to play Schmidt. No, they aren't recasting and de-Jewishing the character, it's just that Riggle's character will also be named Schmidt. But how? But why? Riggle will be play the existing Schmidt's competitive cousin. The two are being described as rivals, if only over who does the name more justice. Riggle will show up for the Thanksgiving episode. Expect a contest over who says the word "chutney" better.