Fall TV Preview

New Girl Season 2 Scoop: Can Justified's Raymond Barry Possibly Be Nick's [Spoiler]?

New Girl’s Nick has seen the future, and it ain’t pretty.

In the Fox comedy’s upcoming Season 2, Justified’s Raymond Barry will guest-star as Older Nick, a very old, very drunk man who hangs out at Nick’s bar and claims to be Nick — from the future.

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Nick (played by Jake Johnson) can’t possibly fall for the sot’s time-traveling claims, can he? Maybe it’ll make a difference when the older man – who bears a striking resemblance to the law-school dropout — knows everything that’s going to happen to him in the coming years. (And after Nick’s Season 1 finale freak-out about moving in with Caroline, just the latest event in his sad-sack love life, we’d bet you a beer that his version of events isn’t rosy.) Perhaps the strange encounter will be just the thing to get Nick moving in Jess’ direction…

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In addition to playing Justified’s Arlo, Barry’s long list of TV credits includes Cold Case, The Closer and Lost. He also portrayed Capt. Lou Jacobs in the Denzel Washington-Ethan Hawke cop drama Training Day.

New Girl returns to Fox Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c and 9/8c.