Fall TV Preview

Community Scoop: John Goodman Registers as Greendale's Latest Foe

Forget City College — the Greendale Human Beings will encounter a new adversary in Community‘s third season: Mister John Goodman.

TVLine can confirm that Goodman will recur in at least six episodes of NBC’s quirky comedy as Vice Dean Laybourne, the head of Greendale’s air conditioning repair school, and he will become a major foe for both Dean Pelton (played by newly promoted series regular Jim Rash) and our favorite study group.

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The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor is set to make his first Community appearance in the Season 3 premiere, airing Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c. As previously reported, The Wire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams has also signed on for the show’s junior year as a “very intense” new professor.

Goodman currently stars on DirecTV’s Damages, where he plays the gruff CEO of a Blackwater-type military contractor. Production on the acclaimed drama’s fourth season wrapped in June.

Thoughts on Community‘s latest addition? Will Goodman mesh well with the rest of the study group?