Ryan Devlin is returning to Cougar Town, reprising his role as Smith, Laurie's (Busy Philipps) ex-boyfriend.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor filmed his upcoming appearance in December, right before the holidays, and the episode is scheduled to air when the comedy returns in April. (Cougar Town will go off the air beginning Feb. 9 for a brief hiatus and return with new originals April 13.)

Viewers last saw Smith in the break-up episode /tv/cougar-town/Keeping Me Alive, which aired Oct. 20.

Cougar Town, which stars Courteney Cox, was recently picked up for a third season by ABC.