Coach is sticking around!
Damon Wayans, Jr. has been promoted to series regular for New Girl's fourth season, TV.com has learned.
The actor first appeared in the pilot for the Fox comedy, but could not continue on the series because of his commitment to the now-canceled Happy Endings. Coach then moved out of the loft and was replaced by Lamorne Morris's Winston.
Wayans was initially only booked for a four-episode arc earlier this season before the show made him a special guest star for the remainder of Season 3, at which point Coach moved back into the loft. In the upcoming season finale, which airs Tuesday at 9pm, look for the deathly-afraid-of-boats Coach to struggle with joining Nick, Jess, and the gang on a cruise.
New Girl was renewed for a fourth season back in March.
Are you glad that Coach is sticking around?