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New Girl Exclusive: Rob Riggle Cast as Schmidt?!

Rob Riggle New GirlIs New Girl big enough for two Schmidts?

That compelling question will be answered later this fall when actor-comedian Rob Riggle guest stars on the Fox hit as Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) competitive cousin and rival — who also happens to be named Schmidt!

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The former Daily Show correspondent, who currently stars in the procedural-spoofing Adult Swim comedy NTSF:SD:SUV:: and also memorably played a smarmy P.E. teacher in the box office smash 21 Jump Street (co-starring New Girl‘s Jake Johnson), will turn up in a Thanksgiving themed episode airing in November.

Riggle was recently tapped to join Fox’s NFL Sunday pre-game coverage.

New Girl kicks off its second season on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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5 Comments
  1. murley says:

    yay! this is the type of role rob riggle is perfect in. can’t wait to see schmidt (original flavor) at his insecure, competitive best.

  2. Steve says:

    The best acting Rob Riggle has done is convincing the casting directors that he has talent. I’m pretty sure I have never laughed at anything he has done. He was easily the worst part about 21 Jump Street. Being big and loud does not automatically make you funny.

  3. Erin says:

    Love him, he’ll be a funny addition to New Girl. Also, isn’t “Schmidt” Schmidt’s last name? So it would make sense for his cousing to have the same name…

    • R Carr says:

      Yup, just like most people with the last name Sullivan are called Sully, many people with the last name Schmidt are called Schmidt or Shmidtty. Makes sense.

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