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Community Casts James Brolin As Jeff’s Dad

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17:  James Brolin and Barbra Streisand attends ELLE's 18th Annual Women In Hollywood Event on October 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Eventually, Community would have to cast Joel McHale's oft-referenced dad, but creator Dan Harmon said he kept pushing back the plot development because he hoped to somehow snag Bill Murray for the role. Well, now that Harmon's off the show, it looks like we'll see the elusive Winger paterfamilias sooner rather than later: TV Line reports that James Brolin has been cast in the part and has already begun shooting. There's a different take for you!

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images