As the Fox series New Girl moves into its 8-episode final season, there will be a new face popping up. According to TVLine, actor/comedian J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) has been cast to play the estranged father of Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris). It's also an episode that Morris is slated to direct.
Fans of New Girl know that Winston's father abandoned him at an early age. Nick Miller's (Jake Johnson) father became a fill-in father-figure. We have seen Winston's mother a few times, played by Anna Maria Horsford (Amen).
Season six tied up some loose ends and rekindled the relationship between Jess (Zoey Deschanel) and Nick before they moved out of the loft. Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) have a baby on the way, and Winston was calling his father. Reports have the series taking a time jump of three or four years and will include major milestones for all the characters. The biggest taking place in the series finale. Schmidt is supposed to be a stay-at-home dad with his and Cece's daughter Ruth and things are moving forward with Winston and Aly.
The seventh and finale season of New Girl will premiere in late winter/early spring of 2018 on Fox.