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John Goodman Joins Season Three of Community

John Goodman

Omar's not the only one coming to Community: sitcom legend John Goodman is headed to Greendale Community College as well. As Vulture first reported last week, the NBC comedy is adding a new vice dean of its heretofore unexplored school of air conditioning repair. We can now reveal that Goodman, most recently seen on HBO's Treme and DirectTV's Damages, has signed on for the part and will appear in at least six episodes. As series creator Dan Harmon told us, "The Greendale Community College only has one part of it that is actually nationally renowned, and it's their air conditioning repair program. And it's sort of a separate annex on the campus that puts itself above the rest of the school, and ironically has more power than the campus itself." So does this mean that Goodman will share some screen time with that other GCC dean, new series regular Jim Rash? Yup, says Harmon. "When I heard we were going after Goodman, I got really excited about the idea of Jim Rash and Goodman on camera together," he says. We're pretty psyched, too.

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