So long Coach…..
Less than a year after he was upped to series regular status on New Girl, former Happy Endings star Damon Wayans Jr. is exiting the Tuesday night Fox comedy, TVWise has confirmed.
Damon Wayans Jr., who plays Coach, will be staying with the show throughout the fourth season, but will not be amongst the cast should Fox pick up the comedy for the 2015-2016 season.
This marks the second time that Wayans has exited New Girl. He was part of the original cast for the pilot back in 2011, but was forced to depart when it landed a series order as the project was in second position to the ABC comedy Happy Endings.
It was after ABC cancelled Happy Endings in 2013 that Damon Wayans Jr re-joined the cast of New Girl, reprising his role as Coach, initially in a recurring guest role, before untilimately being upped to series regular status in May 2014 as the third season was drawing to a close.
The news of Damon Wayans Jr’s departure was initially reported by TVLine.