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Fred Armisen arrives at the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 21, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Damon Wayans Jr.’s departure from New Girl is sure to depress the gang, but that won’t stop them from taking full advantage of the loft’s new vacancy once he’s gone.

EW has confirmed the Fox comedy will be bringing on guest stars Fred Armisen, Stephen Rannazzisi and Ally Maki for an episode during its recently announced fifth season. The Hollywood Reporter first announced the casting.

In the episode, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) will be turning the loft into a designated Airbnb spot and hosting Armisen (Portlandia) as a boarder, with Maki (Wrecked) renting Nick’s room. Rannazzisi (The League) will show up as a frenemy of Schmidt and Nick’s from college.

This casting news follows the announcement that Anna George will be playing Cece’s (Hannah Simone) mother during season five.

New Girl recently wrapped production on season four and has moved on to shooting for next season in order to accommodate for star Zooey Deschanel’s pregnancy.

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