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'New Girl': Move Over Schmidt! Nelson Franklin to Play Cece's New Beau

Aug 02, 2012 | 6:05am EDT

ALTHere'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 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!

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