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CBS' Odd Couple Reboot Promotes Yvette Nicole Brown to Series Regular

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The Odd Couple has formally adopted Yvette Nicole Brown.

The actress — whose departure from  Community was announced on Tuesday — has been upgraded to a full-fledged series regular on CBS’ upcoming reboot, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Brown joined The Odd Couple in August as the assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar, but the gig was initially a recurring one. With her Community exit a done deal, she was free to commit to Odd Couple full-time.

As Brown explained earlier this week, the multi-cam Odd Couple — versus the single-cam Community — is “a better fit for the life I have now,” adding, “My dad needs daily care and he needs me. The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad.”

The Odd Couple, which is set to bow at midseason, finds Perry starring opposite Reno 911!’s Thomas Lennon (Felix). The cast also includes Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show, Treme) and Lindsay Sloane (Weeds).