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New Girl has found more of Nick’s family.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Fox comedy has cast Nick Kroll (The League) and Bill Burr (Breaking Bad) to play two more members of the Miller family, which the show will introduce during an upcoming trip to Nick’s (Jake Johnson) hometown of Chicago.
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Kroll, whose eponymous Comedy Central sketch show just earned a second season renewal, will play Jamie, Nick’s younger brother. Jamie is described as a dimwitted (but sweet) air-conditioner repairman.
Jamie gets along well with his older brother — but not his cousin Bobby (Burr). The rowdy extended-family member lives in Boston, where he works as a TSA agent at Logan Airport.
The addition of Kroll and Burr comes on the heels of New Girl adding Margo Martindale as Nick’s mother and the recent appearance of Dennis Farina as his grifter dad.
Kroll, Burr and Martindale will all make their New Girl debuts in “Chicago,” episode 20 of the sophomore season, when it likely airs in March.
Kroll is repped by WME, with Burr at APA.
UPDATE: Ellen Albertini Dow, the 99-year-old actress known for roles in The Wedding Singer and Wedding Crashers, has also signed on to play “Old Aunt Ruthie.” Nick’s half-deaf aunt confides in Jess (Zooey Deschanel) that the rest of the Millers may be trying to put her in her grave.
Email: Michael.OConnell@THR.com; Twitter: @MikeyLikesTV
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