'New Girl' Season 3: Merritt Wever will return as Schmidt's girlfriend

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Merritt Wever -- who played Schmidt's college girlfriend, Elizabeth, in Season 2 -- will return for at least one episode of "New Girl" Season 3.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wever will be in the Season 3 premiere. The actress will appear in at least one other episode after the Sept. 17 return.

Elizabeth was once the great love of Schmidt ( Max Greenfield) back in college. But at that point, he was Fat Schmidt and nerdy, normal-looking Elizabeth was a catch. When Elizabeth returned to Schmidt's extremely shallow life, there were some speed bumps on the return to love. Things were, however, looking good until Cece ( Hannah Simone) called off her wedding in the Season 2 finale.

Wever, a two-time Emmy nominee for the role of Zoey Barkow in "Nurse Jackie," appeared in four episodes of last season on "New Girl."

Will Schmidt choose Elizabeth or Cece? Whatever the answer, at least we'll get to see Wever back for at least a short time in Season 3.

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