Entertainment Weekly reports that the actor will reprise his role as Smith, a love interest for Laurie (Busy Philipps), in the upcoming second season.
Devlin was previously cast as the lead on new William Shatner sitcom $#*! My Dad Says but was later dropped from the series.
Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence explained: “We went into this year prepping for Ryan to be on [his new show], so now we’re in the middle of trying to decide what we’re going to do. I enjoy him, so I think I want him to still be in our world. But I don’t know if [Laurie's] going to be [tied down] the whole year.”
Busy Philipps previously admitted to DS that she was unsure how long the relationship between Smith and Laurie will last.
Cougar Town returns to ABC on September 22.