Fall TV Preview

Community Exclusive: Tricia Helfer Tapped to Geek Out With Abed

Tricia Helfer CommunityMethinks Constable Reggie would approve of this: Tricia Helfer is coming to Community.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Battlestar Galactica alumna will guest-star in a Season 4 installment of the quirky NBC comedy.

Putting to good use her inner geek goddess, Helfer will drop by as Lauren, a drop-dead gorgeous superfan of the (fictional) cult-hit Inspector Spacetime.

RELATED | Community Season 4: Malcolm McDowell Gives Greendale a History Lesson

As previously reported, the coming season’s fourth episode centers on Abed attending a convention for the Doctor Who-esque series. There, he’ll befriend a fellow fanboy, played by Little Britain‘s Matt Lucas.

Helfer most recently co-starred in NBC’s ill-fated The Firm and guested on Criminal Minds‘ Season 7 finale.

Community‘s senior year — and new time slot — kicks off Friday, Oct. 19 at 8:30/7:30c.



Comments (18)

  • Number Six! (seasons and a movie)

    Comment by John K. – August 31, 2012 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Six, that is one very sexy geek goddess.

    Comment by Ryan McIntosh – August 31, 2012 09:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG a possible love interest/flirtation for Abed? Cannot wait cannot wait cannot wait!

    Comment by LC – August 31, 2012 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, she’s gorgeous. Should be fun to see her and Abed interact.

    Comment by Angela – August 31, 2012 09:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was wondering who they were going to cast for this role. Great choice.

    Comment by wordsmith – August 31, 2012 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As long as she approaches Abed then I’m fine with it! (You know, as previously established how he prefers it)

    Comment by liddad – September 1, 2012 02:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was great in her guest role on CHUCK. I imagine she will be great in this too.

    Comment by GeekFurious.com – September 1, 2012 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At least it’s not Summer Glau.

    Comment by Steven – September 1, 2012 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Abed attends a convention and wackiness ensues. This season will suck without Dan Harmon at the helm.

    Comment by JWB – September 1, 2012 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Where does one get your psychic powers?

      Comment by Brooke – September 1, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wouldn’t it be great if you were wrong, though?

      Comment by J – September 1, 2012 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A shame she can’t find something more permanent. The woman is far too talented to be stuck in the boring get guest roles.

    Comment by Jimmy – September 1, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m hoping that Karen Gillan will get a cameo in this episode as she has tweeted about her love of Community and Inspector Spacetime in particular.

    Comment by JC – September 1, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be mind-blowingly amazing.

      Comment by wordsmith – September 1, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome! Sounds like a fun episode :)

    Comment by Kristina – September 1, 2012 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG, BRILLIANT!! I wish Tricia would get a series regular role. I MISS HER!

    Comment by Lipstick Socialism – September 2, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • cool.
    cool cool cool.

    Comment by inevitable troll – September 2, 2012 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amazing news! I hope her and Abed have a romantic connection, that would be awesome.

    Comment by Ella – September 3, 2012 12:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

Leave a Reply

Comments on TVLine.com are monitored. So don't go off topic, don't frakkin' curse, and be gone with your offers of discount leather goods. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s