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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