Community Brings Back The Daily Show's John Oliver for Multi-Episode Arc

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Community Season 5 Cast John OliverCrank up Mystikal’s “Danger,” Greendale: John Oliver is once more in the house.

The Daily Show funnyman will reprise his role of Prof. Ian Duncan on the upcoming season of NBC’s Community. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the comedian’s return, Oliver will appear in at least six episodes of the quirky collegiate comedy.

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Duncan made his Greendale debut in the series’ pilot and recurred in Seasons 1 and 2.

NBC has not yet announced Community‘s return date.

Oliver, a longtime Daily Show correspondent, filled in as host for eight weeks this summer (to generally favorable reviews) as Jon Stewart traveled abroad to direct his first feature film.



Comments (24)

  • YESSS!!!!

    Comment by João Amaral – September 11, 2013 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEAAAAHHHHH!!!!

    Comment by Maria – September 11, 2013 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so excited for season 5 now. YES!

    Comment by Liz – September 11, 2013 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HELLLL YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUNCAN IS BACK!!

    Comment by SetPhasersToLoveMe – September 11, 2013 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FINALLY

    Comment by Elle – September 11, 2013 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fantastic, missed this guy in season 3 and 4

    Comment by hello – September 11, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That makes me very happy.

    Comment by Aleksa – September 11, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!!!!

    Comment by Lucy – September 11, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
    About. Freaking. Time. So, SO happy to hear that news :D.

    Comment by Angela – September 11, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s so fun to watch. Whether he’s doing The Daily Show or guest starring on Community. #sixseasonsandamovie

    Comment by Flacco Kapernick – September 11, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beyond excited.

    Comment by Eric – September 11, 2013 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Never mind, just remembered the whole “no Pierce” and “almost no Troy” things.

      Comment by Eric – September 11, 2013 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • no pierce should be considered an improvement, the writers dont have to write around the fact that chevy chase could decide at any second to throw another tantrum and leave.

        Comment by Alan – September 11, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sweet. Can’t wait!

    Comment by Babybop – September 11, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • finally, duncan was my favourite member of the faculty and ive missed him so much.

    Comment by Alan – September 11, 2013 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news.

    Comment by Mike R. – September 11, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news. I’m happy he’ll be back on the show again playing Duncan in season 5.

    Comment by Joey – September 11, 2013 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FINALLY

    Comment by Avi Sotonzadeh – September 11, 2013 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • surprised to be the first commenter who isn’t excited about his return. duncan annoys me more than anything.

    Comment by Mandy – September 11, 2013 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome!

    Comment by Cassie – September 11, 2013 10:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Booyah. Love Duncan and love John Oliver.
    Still bummed about Troy. Pierce? Meh.

    Comment by The Bride – September 12, 2013 05:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! :D My favorite character is back!

    Comment by Sunny – September 12, 2013 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m really sad about Donald Glover leaving but this has made me a little bit more excited about next season.

    Comment by Jen – September 12, 2013 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!
    I want them to get Karen Gillan to get star, she has already said she wants to be on the show!

    Comment by dan – September 12, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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