Here's some news that will make Schmidt sadder than wearing a damp towel: his lady love Cece is moving on with a new man. After getting the old White Fang treatment from Schmidt (Emmy nominee Max Greenfield) in the Season 1 finale of New Girl, Cece (Hannah Simone) will court a new guy named Robby.
Fox has confirmed to Hollywood.com that actor Nelson Franklin
(he of the short-lived comedy Traffic Light
and the guy we all once thought was Jim in disguise during an episode of The Office
) is slated to appear in the Season 2 premiere, with the possibility of becoming a recurring character. Woof.
According to TV Guide
, who originally reported the news, Franklin's Robby is "a genuinely nice guy who is an embarrassingly bad dancer and deaf in one ear. Basically, he's the anti-Schmidt."
But Franklin, now temporarily dashing our dreams of a Cece and Schmidt reunion, isn't the only new guy on the New Girl
block. Yesterday it was announced that Bent
star David Walton
will also join the cast for a recurring arc on season 2, as Jess' (Zooey Deschanel
) latest bad boy love interest, temporarily dashing our dreams of a Jess and Nick (Jake Johnson
) hook-up. JAR!
Zooey Deschanel Gets New Girl Love Interest