Community Exclusive: Rob Corddry Returning… to Help Jeff Find His Way Back to Greendale?

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community rob corddry Season 5In the first indication that returning Community creator Dan Harmon may literally be picking up where he left off in Season 3, Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital) is set to reprise his role as Jeff’s obnoxious law-firm chum Alan Connor in the NBC’s comedy’s Season 5 premiere, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Corddry last appeared in the show’s Season 3 finale, which was the final episode Harmon presided over before his exit.

There’s no word on what brings Alan back into the fold, but conventional wisdom suggests it will have something to do with Jeff’s recent Greendale graduation — and inevitable return.

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At Comic-Con, Harmon told TVLine that getting Jeff “back in the midst” of Greendale was a “top priority” in Season 5, adding, “I want him back at that table. I want him back in those hallways. But I’m not going to have him wake up and go, ‘Whoa! I didn’t graduate! I took a pill that made it seem like I did.’ That’s not mature of likable in a TV show to go backwards. So we’re going to move forward.”

Community‘s fifth season is slated to bow in early 2014 (if not sooner).



Comments (15)

  • I would LOVE for John Oliver to come back too!! :)

    Comment by Amy Street – August 20, 2013 06:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it would make the most sense for Jeff to become a teacher and maybe he needs some extra classes to do so.

    Comment by David4 – August 20, 2013 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yup. I’ve been thinking the same ever since he said he ended up getting his degree in education.

      Comment by Nikki – August 20, 2013 09:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Of course, Greendale is the type of pace that seems like it really needs a lawyer…

        Comment by Everett – August 21, 2013 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad Rob is coming back. Hope John Oliver comes back to the show too.

    Comment by Joey – August 20, 2013 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe he’ll return as Greendale’s lawyer. Or end up representing someone who’s sueing them.

    Comment by Matthew – August 20, 2013 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He has to come back as a student. A teacher and a lawyer wouldn’t have a reason to hang out with the study group.

    Comment by Bob – August 20, 2013 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He could run a clinic that represents poor or indigent people in the community. Lots of learning institutions have programs like this.

    Given that his friends are still taking classes, it would be easy to explain his presence when they aren’t in classes. I would love the juxtaposition of Jeff working for scumbags/the rich/big companies for money, while also helping out the little guy because he HAS grown.

    Given that Jeff and Britta will probably end up together (or Annie), I would love to see Jeff’s future shipper deal with Jeff’s dichotomy. On the one hand, she wouldn’t be happy about Jeff’s perceived soullessness working for big clients. But they she could really enjoy the money. Like to an obnoxious degree.

    Comment by Patrick – August 20, 2013 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe the entire Season 4 is just a dream?

    Comment by Quinn Mallory – August 20, 2013 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i think community should have ended with jeff graduating, it felt like the natural conclusion of the story and now this is just dragging it out. whats worse is i get the feeling that harmon is going to spend the entire season just screaming “look at me, why would you fire me from the show i had given you the privilege of seeing” and its going to be a total mess as a result.

    Comment by Alan – August 20, 2013 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jeff only got an Associate’s degree – when he gets his diploma, it states Associate’s, not Bachelor’s. I don’t get how the producers/writers could have missed this, after making such a big deal about Jeff having a fake Bachelor’s degree.

    Comment by Cassie – August 24, 2013 11:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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