Busy Phillips, Edwin Hodge

Ten-hut! Cougar Town has enlisted a new man to win Laurie's heart.

The ABC comedy has cast Edwin Hodge to play Wade opposite Busy Philipps' Laurie, TVLine reports. Wade is a soldier stationed in the Middle East, so expect Travis (Dan Byrd) to get involved to teach the long-distance lovers how to Skype.

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Hodge's TV credits include playing Jack's pal Marcus on Jack & Bobby, Jamaal Crenshaw on Boston Public and guest appearances on Bones, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill and The Mentalist, among others.

ABC recently cut back Cougar Town's Season 3 episode order from 22 to 15. The series will return sometime in March.