March 16, 2009 at 01:55 PM EDT

Chevy Chase could be looking at his first regular primetime series gig after 40 years in the business. He’s been cast in the NBC comedy pilot Community opposite The Soup‘s Joel McHale. The Hollywood Reporter describes the show as “Stripes at a community college.” McHale’s character, a lawyer, returns to college after his degree is deemed invalid; Chase plays a classmate who’s been married five times.

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