urx unit loader Tricia Helfer joins 'Community,' plus 'Happy Endings' and 'Nashville' casting
tricia helfer community gi Tricia Helfer joins 'Community,' plus 'Happy Endings' and 'Nashville' casting“Community” fans who are apprehensive about the direction of Season 4 should take heart in the following news: Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) will guest-star in an early episode.

That’s a nice casting get, but it’s who she’s playing that should comfort Human Beings everywhere: According to TVLine, Helfer will play a rabid “Inspector Spacetime” fan whom Abed (Danny Pudi) meets at a convention for the fake show.

The episode will also feature Matt Lucas (“Bridesmaids,” “Little Britain”) as a fellow fan.

Other TV casting news:

– Penny (Casey Wilson) is getting a new guy on “Happy Endings.” Nick Zano, late of “2 Broke Girls” and “90210,” will appear in at least six episodes of the ABC comedy as a guy who helps Penny get over her feelings for Dave (Zachary Knighton). [Hollywood Reporter]

Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“According to Jim”) will recur on ABC’s new drama “Nashville” as a former flame of Eric Close‘s character. It won’t be a big commute for her: Williams-Paisley, who’s married to country-music star Brad Paisley, lives in Music City. [Deadline]

– Another new ABC drama, “666 Park Avenue,” has added Tessa Thompson (“Veronica Mars,” “Copper”) as a recurring guest star, per Deadline. She’ll play a media consultant who catches Henry’s (Dave Annable) eye and causes some friction in his relationship with his girlfriend, Jane (Rachael Taylor).

– Mose Schrute lives! For at least one more episode, anyway. “Parks and Recreation” co-creator Mike Schur says he’ll reprise his occasional role as Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) cousin in an episode of “The Office” that will set up the Dwight-centered spinoff “The Farm” — and jokes that he hopes it involves the Schrute family gathering for Mose’s funeral. [TVLine]

– Former “Desperate Housewives” regular Steven Culp will return to ABC with a recurring part on “Grey’s Anatomy.” He’ll play a surgeon, but little else is known about his role at the moment. [Deadline]