Tom Lennon to star on New Girl

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Reno 911’s Tom Lennon has been tapped to guest star in the season finale of the freshman Zooey Deschanel comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Standup comic/writer/actor Lennon, perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Jim Dangle on the Comedy Central series, will play Neil, a potential new roommate who could be filling the void left as Nick (Jake Johnson) considers moving in with his ex-girlfriend, Caroline.

As THR previously reported, Mary Elizabeth Ellis will be returning to reprise her role as Nick’s manipulative ex-girlfriend Caroline in the final three episodes of the series.

The freshman comedy will also welcome back guest star Justin Long in the series’ ex-centric penultimate episode, titled “Backslide.” The season finale, titled “See Ya,” will air May 8.

In addition to Reno, Lennon has been a frequent guest on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, in addition to gigs on Party Down and ABC’s upcoming Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. Repped by CAA, Principato-Young and Jackoway Tyerman, his big-screen credits include Bad Teacher and Hot Tub Time Machine.

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