John Goodman To Join 'Community' Next Season

John Goodman To Join ‘Community’ Next Season

Just when you thought NBC’s breakout show Community couldn’t get any better after such guest stars as LeVar Burton, Betty White, Josh Holloway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, but it looks like the ante is about to get upped.

Word is now coming in that John Goodman will have a whopping 6-episode stint on the upcoming third season of the show. Here’s the scoop from TV Line.

Goodman will recur in at least six episodes of NBC’s quirky comedy as Vice Dean Laybourne, the head of Greendale’s air conditioning repair school, and he will become a major foe for both Dean Pelton (played by newly promoted series regular Jim Rash) and our favorite study group.

That’s right, the man who has The Flintsontes, Speed Racer and The Big Lebowski on his resume will be coming to one of the best written and funniest shows currently on TV this season, predictivaly making this another stellar season for creator Dan Harmon and his cast.

No other word on what we can expect to see this season in terms of stunt episodes, but after two paintball specials, several movie spoofs, and a claymation Christmas special, who knows where the show will end up next.

Goodman is set to make his first of six appearances on the season 3 premiere, airing on Thursday, Sept 22 at 8pm/7pm Central.