Mucho Blackness On New Girl – Diggs & Damon Wayans Jr. To Guest Star
Taye Diggs will guest star in an upcoming episode of the Fox comedy New Girl along with Damon Wayans Jr. That’s right, the sizzling pair will be featured in the same episode! The episode will mark Diggs’ first appearance on the show. Wayans Jr. actually appeared in the show’s pilot. Currently the show features Black actor Lamorne Morris as Winston, a series regular. The combination of the three men presents a whole lot of Blackness for the sitcom’s primarily White audience. Is this a strategic move by Fox? Perhaps a test of sorts to discover how to attract broader audiences for their shows? Putting speculation aside, what we know for sure from ShowBizSpy is that Diggs will play a “self-assured ladies’ man who meets Jess (Zoe Deschanel) and Cece at a bar.” Damon Wayans Jr. will play Coach, a former roommate who moved out of the apartment, and was replaced by Winston in the second episode. According to the New Girl Wiki, Wayans Jr. was originally a main character, but had to leave the show upon finding out his series Happy Endings was renewed. Instead of re-shooting the pilot, the writers wrote in the story of Winston taking his place. Wayans Jr. will be in at least 4 episode of the new season.
Does the inclusion of these 3 Black actors make you want to give the show a chance?