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*”New Girl” Season 3 will feature the return of Coach, the character played by Damon Wayans Jr. that only appeared in the show’s pilot.

Wayans’ other show, “Happy Endings,” was unexpectedly renewed by ABC after he had shot the pilot for “New Girl,” which was in second position contractually to “Happy Endings.”

“Happy Endings” has since been canceled and the Fox series is bringing Wayans back into the fold for a number of episodes. Lamorne Morris, Winston on “New Girl,” said he was really excited for Wayans to return to the cast.

“I think we’re gonna dive into some of Coach’s backstory, maybe, to see why he left the loft, to see why we know each other,” Morris told Access Hollywood.

Wayans just wrapped a movie with “New Girl” star Jake Johnson, who told Access Hollywood he can’t wait for Wayans to return to the “New Girl” loft.

“I think he’s gonna add a lot to the show and I’m excited to see how Coach and Winston mix it up and Coach and Cece, and everybody, just to see what happens,” he said.

“New Girl” Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.