How is this for a “New Girl” surprise? When we first heard the news about the glorious return of Coach to the loft, the assumption that was easy to make here was probably that it would just be for a three or four-episode arc. This is just enough to give you a taste of what you were hoping for from the character, but also begging that he come back. It just didn’t feel that possible that we would be seeing him for any period longer than that.
Well, sometimes the impossible just so happens to be possible in the world of television, as it has been confirmed now that the Coach character is going to be around for the rest of this season. This means that there will appropriately be a coach around for the Super Bowl episode, and also everything that ends up following this. That’s a win for Fox and for the show, and it has to be considered a pretty good thing for Wayans to go along with it. He’s a ridiculously funny guy that would have been on the show in the first place were it not for ABC surprisingly ordering more “Happy Endings,” and he is now getting that chance.
As for Damon’s future beyond that, this is where things get a little bit more ambiguous. The actor has already signed on to do develop a new project with Fox, and given that it would be on the same network, it’s possible that he could make a guest spot here and there. However, given the new commitment he would definitely not be a permanent presence. If the new show is not picked up, we presume it as far more possible that he stays around for even longer, depending on what he and the writers decide to do and if there is another show out there that is competing for his services.
So let us put the brakes on the chatter for just a second, and ask the following question: How excited are you over the thought of more Coach for the entire season? Be sure to share below! Meanwhile, click here if you want to see what some other members of the “New Girl” family are saying about Wayans.