Fall TV Preview

Meet Community's 'Very Intense' New Professor: Michael Kenneth Williams

Community‘s Greendale College has made its latest hire, and he comes with some serious cred. Michael Kenneth Williams, who is known to TV fans from his run as The Wire‘s Omar and currently plays Boardwalk Empire‘s Chalky White, will use his free time away from the HBO drama to recur as an ex-con who will be teaching Biology to Jeff, Britta et al.

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Previewing the Greendale newcomer‘s arrival, Community boss Dan Harmon told TVGuide.com, “We’ve had all these crazy teacher characters [who are] so dedicated to their profession that they’re kind of nuts or they’re off the deep end. So, the next logical place to go on that playing field is a deeply intense character.”

Williams’ prof is thus “going to be very dignified guy in a way that has no presentation to it,” Harmon said. “He’s not trying to prove anything. He’s just a very intense person.”

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Comments (23)

  • Only one word is needed… Awesome.

    Comment by Angelo – July 23, 2011 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • consider me…v v interested.

    Comment by Raksha – July 23, 2011 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love, love, love Community. And I cant wait for season 3 to start!!!!!

    Comment by Suppi – July 23, 2011 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!! Another great year ahead at GCC!!

    Comment by Angela – July 23, 2011 09:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY!!

    Comment by Grace – July 23, 2011 09:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, indeed.

    Comment by rich – July 23, 2011 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show does a great job casting all the teachers…This hire is no different…can’t wait!

    Comment by NickC – July 23, 2011 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Two words…… Eff yes!!! And anyway this makes perfect sense since “Community” is the new “The Wire” when it comes to critically acclaimed shows that get the giant shaft come Emmy time.

    Comment by T – July 23, 2011 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was so fantastic on THE WIRE and his character didn’t seem to be a fan favorite at all.

    Comment by Kevin – July 23, 2011 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Are you kidding?! He STOLE That show. Ask someone whose seen the wire to name 3 characters and I bet they will all name him.

      Very excited about this!

      Comment by keeleon – July 24, 2011 01:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love them!!!

    Comment by Claire – July 23, 2011 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Community!!

    Comment by Midhi – July 23, 2011 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AMAZING!!!

    Comment by Nimi – July 23, 2011 10:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YOO HOO!!! Community just got cooler!!

    Comment by Sigur – July 23, 2011 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It. Should. Come. Soon.

    Comment by Joseph – July 23, 2011 10:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OHY

    Comment by Janice Freeman – July 23, 2011 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omar’s comin, yo! (This makes me so very happy.)

    Comment by Sarah – July 23, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omar!

    Comment by Teresa – July 23, 2011 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omar is coming!! This is gonna be awesome!!

    Comment by Tim – July 24, 2011 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Little known fact, Prop Joe will be replacing Professor Professorson in the latter half of season 3.

    Comment by ST – July 30, 2011 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes,yes,yes !

    Comment by Yvan – August 18, 2011 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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