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Community Exclusive: Tricia Helfer Tapped to Geek Out With Abed

Tricia Helfer CommunityMethinks Constable Reggie would approve of this: Tricia Helfer is coming to Community.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Battlestar Galactica alumna will guest-star in a Season 4 installment of the quirky NBC comedy.

Putting to good use her inner geek goddess, Helfer will drop by as Lauren, a drop-dead gorgeous superfan of the (fictional) cult-hit Inspector Spacetime.

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As previously reported, the coming season’s fourth episode centers on Abed attending a convention for the Doctor Who-esque series. There, he’ll befriend a fellow fanboy, played by Little Britain‘s Matt Lucas.

Helfer most recently co-starred in NBC’s ill-fated The Firm and guested on Criminal Minds‘ Season 7 finale.

Community‘s senior year — and new time slot — kicks off Friday, Oct. 19 at 8:30/7:30c.