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'Community': Chris Elliott to guest

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The Eagle(heart) has landed at Greendale.

Eagleheart star Chris Elliott will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Community, EW has learned. The veteran comedic actor (Get A Life, There’s Something About Mary) assumes the role of Russell Borchert, the quirky founder of Greendale Community College who went missing many years ago after a bizarre sex scandal. His episode will likely air in May.

Elliott joins a long list of famous folks who will grace this fifth season of Community, including Nathan Fillion, Walton Goggins, Jonathan Banks, Vince Gilligan, David Cross, Robert Patrick, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Rob Corddry, Jon Oliver, Ben Folds (pause for breath), Paget Brewster, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Williams, Katie Leclerc and Brie Larson.

Community returns to NBC on Jan. 2 with a one-hour premiere.