The list of notable guests on the much anticipated fifth season of ‘Community’ continues to grow, as comedian Chris Elliott has been tapped to appear on the resilient NBC series.
The 53-year-old New York native, who rose up the comedic ranks writing on ‘The David Letterman Show,’ performing on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and staring in ‘Groundhog’s Dog,’ will play a peculiar Greendale alum.
As first reported by TV Line, Elliott is set to portray Russell Borchert, the founder of Greendale Community College who has disappeared for decades following a "bizarre sex scandal." As if there is any other kind.
Elliott is among an impressive group of people who will be brought in for the fifth season, including ‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan, ‘Castle’ and ‘Firefly’ star Nathan Fillion, Mitch Hurwitz and David Cross of ‘Arrested Development,’ and former ‘The X-Files’ star Robert Patrick.
The season also welcomes back ‘The Daily Show’ correspondent John Oliver to reprise his role, and introduces Jonathan Banks of ‘Breaking Bad’ as a regular character.
Of course the most significant addition to Season 5 is Dan Harmon, the series showrunner who was fired after three years. He will make his triumphant return after seeing the fourth season dip in quality, something about which he wasn’t shy vocalizing.