As if life wasn’t hard enough for the gang in Community, they’ve got yet another adversary on their hands. Joining the ranks of Starburns and Paintball Sawyer is Vice Dean Laybourne, to be played by John Goodman. Not bad news at all. The Vice Dean will be the head of the Greendale’s prestigious Air Conditioner Repair School.
This should be a nice change of pace for Goodman, who’s been appearing in the uber-serious Damages as the head of a civil defense firm. This should be…lighter. His six-episode arc begins with the season premiere on September 22nd.
In line with expectations, season 3 for Community has already demonstrated some inspired casting, with the Goodman news coming on the heels of word that Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire’s Omar) will be stepping into the show as a very intense professor. Game on.