‘Happy Endings’ Guest Star Nick Zano Talks His Debut Episode as Penny’s New Beau (PHOTOS)

Lauren DiMascio / December 4, 2012

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Penny (Casey Wilson) has always had trouble meeting the right guy on ABC’s Happy Endings, but on Tuesday’s brand new episode, she may have finally met her match: Nick Zano.

The actor, most recently seen on CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, is joining the cast of the show in a recurring role as the perpetually lovelorn Penny’s new beau, Pete. Tuesday’s episode, “P & P’s Romance Factory,” features the pair meeting at a bike shop with Penny wearing her prescription helmet, which in true Happy Endings fashion, she wants to hide from her new guy.

“There’s a great helmet-related montage [on my first episode],” Zano told Celebuzz about their first round of dates, which conveniently take place in locations such as a construction site.

Zano, 34, said that while being on the set with the close-knit group could be intimidating for some, he has felt comfortable and welcomed with open arms. The star absolutely loves it and gushed about the talent he gets to work with every day.

Adam Pally is just the funniest person,” he said. “I find myself biting on the inside of my cheek all the time [when working with him] so that I don’t mess up the scenes.”

On Zano’s second episode on the series, the two bond as Pally’s Max is feeling left out because of Penny’s significant other.

Zano debuts on Happy Endings Tuesday at 9 PM on ABC. Take a look at shots from Zano’s first episode above.

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