The hit parade of Greendale profs for the 2011-2012 school year just keeps cranking ‘em out, with news today that Martin Starr will be joining the esteemed faculty of Community. Mr. Starr will be playing a poli-sci professor and model U.N. adviser for one episode, though Starr left the door open for a reprisal of his role later on this season. Starr will join Michael Kenneth Williams and John Goodman as guest scholars this season.
Starr has built up quite a following through his stints of brilliant-but-cancelled shows such as Party Down and Freaks and Geeks. He’s hitched his star to a new wagon with his appearances on Adult Swim‘s NTSF: SD: SUV, but with episodes clocking in at a scant 15 minutes (with a huge cast), he’s got plenty of capacity to bring his brand of smug impatience to other programs in need.
If this Community Model U.N. episode is anything like the Simpsons one, everyone’s gonna end up shipwrecked on an island with Abed on trial for stealing food. And I have no problem with that. (TV Line)