'Community': Brie Larson, Paget Brewster, Robert Patrick, Ben Folds and Kumail Nanjiani cast
One of these actors is actually reprising a role. Brie Larson appeared once before on "Community" as Rachel, a quirky friend of Abed's. "Things have been introduced with Abed that we've never really revisited, so it's nice to see something that we go back to -- especially with Brie, because she's great," Danny Pudi told TVLine.
The episode in which Larson appears also is the one that follows Troy's ( Donald Glover) departure. Will having a girl around ease Abed's loss?
If not, there will at least be a lot of others hanging out to distract Abed. The huge guest cast is coming for a midterms school dance -- many of them might just be cameos that come and go in passing. But it's not like there's a shortage of guest stars for the rest of Season 5. Jonathan Banks ( "Breaking Bad"), Nathan Fillion ( "Castle") and Katie Leclerc ( "Switched at Birth") are all slated to appear at least once on "Community."
There is currently no return date for "Community" on NBC.