While 'Community's Pierce Hawthorne may have left Greendale's campus for good, that doesn't mean that Chevy Chase is even close to being done yet. The 70-year-old former (and future?) Clark Griswold has just booked himself a ticket to Drew Carey's favorite city -- Cleveland, OH.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Chase will portray Ross Barkley, a local bigwig whose endorsement Betty White's Elka finds herself in desperate need of. The wily nonagenarian hopes to win a city council seat, and is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Barkley to back her campaign. To that end, Elka convinces her much younger friend Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) to accompany him for a night on the town. Unfortunately, Chase's character isn't exactly a normal guy, and proceeds to horrify Melanie with the harrowing story of the time he was the lone survivor of a plane crash. Yikes.
This gig marks Chevy's first acting role since his very public 'Community' departure, although rumors continue to swirl about a possible series that would reunite Chase with his 'Vacation' co-star Beverly D'Angelo. Chase and White previously worked together during her stint as an anthropology professor on 'Community.' Oddly enough, this will be only the second time these two comedy legends have ever shared the screen.
Chevy Chase's appearance on 'Hot in Cleveland' is currently in production. The show itself returns with a special live episode on Wednesday, March 26 at 10/9c.