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.

RELATED | Donald Glover Reveals the Real Reason He Quit Community

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.

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  1. Big Mike says:

    Trying admirably to fill the gaping hole that Donald Glover’s departure will have.

  2. Soopah Soopah Soopah says:

    I part of me was hoping the [Spoiler] was that he’s the Human Being mascot, but this is good too.

  3. Elf says:

    The article lists Elliott as a “Saturday Night Live” alum? As if he hasn’t done anything else more noteworthy or more recently? Eagleheart? HIMYM? Get A Life? Cabin Boy? (OK, I went one too far.)

  4. Zach says:

    Chris is one of the four funniest people in the world (along with Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan and Jason Mantzoukas).

  5. Bob says:

    Wonder how happy he was that another SNL cast member defiled his daughter, then dumped her.

  6. jeggity swanny says:

    Abed and Troy have such a good chemistry and Glover is a great actor with great rhythm. Not being a famous actor has me wondering about his exit. & the fact it’s hush hush points to something that took place in the shadows.