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Whitney Casting Scoop: Meet Alex's [Spoiler]!

With a partner like Whitney, a guy’s gotta have some bros he can lean on.

To that end, the NBC sitcom has cast stand-up comedian Tone Bell as RJ, a pal of Alex’s who’ll make his debut in Season 2, TVLine has learned.

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In a recent conversation with TVLine, series creator and star Whitney Cummings described the series regular role as a “very sexy, sort of new guy character friend” for her on-screen love, played by Chris D’Elia.

She also hinted that RJ “could maybe be a love interest” for the newly single Lily (Zoe Lister Jones).

Bell won NBC’s 2011 Stand-Up for Diversity, an annual program that scouts comedians across the country and presents them in a showcase for entertainment-industry contacts. He also recently played Parker on VH1’s Single Ladies.

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Whitney premieres its sophomore run in a new time slot, Fridays at 8/7c, starting Oct. 19.