March 20, 2012 6:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Reno 911's' Tom Lennon Moving Into Fox's 'New Girl'
Fox's New Girl could be adding a new roommate into the mix.
Reno 911's Tom Lennon has been tapped to guest star in the season finale of the freshman Zooey Deschanel comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Standup comic/writer/actor Lennon, perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Jim Dangle on the Comedy Central series, will play Neil, a potential new roommate who could be filling the void left as Nick (Jake Johnson) considers moving in with his ex-girlfriend, Caroline.
As THR previously reported, Mary Elizabeth Ellis will be returning to reprise her role as Nick's manipulative ex-girlfriend Caroline in the final three episodes of the series.
The freshman comedy will also welcome back guest star Justin Long in the series' ex-centric penultimate episode, titled "Backslide." The season finale, titled "See Ya," will air May 8.
In addition to Reno, Lennon has been a frequent guest on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, in addition to gigs on Party Down and ABC's upcoming Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. Repped by CAA, Principato-Young and Jackoway Tyerman, his big-screen credits include Bad Teacher and Hot Tub Time Machine.