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Do you ever reminisce about the good old days, back when Kris Humphries kept showing up on television all of the time thanks to his relationship with Kim Kardashian? Me neither, but I did like the time Kris told Kim that people won’t remember her in the future. ‘Twas a career highlight for one of the NBA’s biggest bros.

But even if you didn’t follow the ins and outs of Hump’s small screen career, you know that it’s in the past, what with the quickie divorce, beef with Kanye West and trade away from New York. And though no one’s really minded Humphries not being on TV the past few years, he’s making his return this fall. From TVGuide.com, your source for local listings and also apparently NBA news:

Something tells us Kim Kardashian won’t be tuning into The Mindy Project this season.

Her ex-husband, NBA player Kris Humphries, has signed on to guest-star on an upcoming episode of the Fox sophomore comedy, TVGuide.com has learned.

Humphries, 28, will play himself, and joins previously announced guest stars James Franco and Happy Endings‘ Adam Pally.

If this is anything like his Funny or Die sketch or Foot Locker commercial, expect more ridiculing of the douchebag persona he’s built for himself since becoming a Net. That’s kind of been his go-to move ever since the divorce. I assume it’s a coping mechanism. It works.

But hey, no matter how it turns out, this is a power move for Kris Humphries. He’ll soon be joining the likes of Amar’e Stoudemire, Baron Davis and Danny Granger as NBA players who have appeared on “The Mindy Project.” And all of those guys have been All-Stars at some point in their career, which when coupled with the fact that Humphries got this gig on his own rather than having it gifted to him from his wife’s mom, things might be looking up for Hump. A few less naked gun photoshoots and people might actually like him.