Coach is staying! (For the season at least.) Damon Wayans Jr. is reportedly staying on for the rest of this season of “New Girl” on Fox. The series is in its third season and stars Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Max Greenfield.
Wayans plays the character of Coach, a former loft mate who only initially appeared on 2011 pilot episode. However, he left the series due to the renewal of his other series, “Happy Endings.” Before the season-three premiere of “New Girl” however, it was announced that Coach was returning as Wayans booked a six-episode arc on the show.
His first episode back, “Coach,” saw his character returning to the fold and moving in with Schmidt. Now, it looks like he will be remaining in the group for the remainder of season 3. Whether or not he leaves again or will be bumped to series regular for season 4 has not been revealed.