Damon Wayans Jr Upped To Series Regular On Fox’s ‘New Girl’

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Fox and series producer 20th Century Fox Television have promoted Damon Wayans Jr to series regular status for the upcoming fourth season of New Girl.

New Girl was created by Elizabeth Meriwether and revolves around Jess Day, a school teacher who, after a bad break-up, needs to find a new place to live. An online search leads her to a great loft and three single guys she’s never met before. But Jess moves in, and through her upbeat personality, unique sense of self and the unlikely support of her new roommates, she learns to move on. The comedy series stars Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone.

Former Happy Endings star Damon Wayans Jr originally starred in the New Girl pilot back in 2011 but was unable to continue with the comedy as it was in second position to Happy Endingswhich scored a second season renewal at the same time that Fox picked up New Girl. Following the cancellation of the ABC comedy series last year, Wayans Jr re-joined New Girl in a recurring role and will now be a fully fledged regular for season four.

New Girl is one of three Fox comedies that have already earned a renewal for the 2014-2015 season. The comedy is set to return next season alongside the Emmy award winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project. Of the network’s remaining comedies (Dads, Enlisted and Surviving Jack), only Dads is still considered to have a shot at renewal.