Scoop: Community Casts Chris Elliott as Greendale's Mysterious [Spoiler]

ChrisElliottCommunityThe man behind all (kooky) things Greendale will make an appearance in Community‘s upcoming fifth season, courtesy of funnyman Chris Elliott.

TVLine has learned that the Saturday Night Live alum will guest-star in a spring episode of NBC’s cult comedy (returning Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c), playing the eccentric founder of GCC.

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No word on why Elliott’s Russell Borchert resurfaces; we only know that he vanished off the face of the planet Greendale campus decades ago, following a bizarre sex scandal.

Season 5 of Community already boasts an impressive guest cast that includes Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan and Jonathan Banks, Justified fave Walton Goggins, Arrested Development duo Mitch Hurwitz and David Cross, Terminator vet Robert Patrick and Castle star Nathan Fillion, among others.

Elliott’s recent TV credits include How I Met Your Mother and Adult Swim’s Eagleheart.