Meet Community’s Newest Cast Members


With the news that Yvette Nicole Brown was leaving, Community found itself down to only Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong. That’s more like a study get-together than a study group. To solve this problem, the show cast Paget Brewster and Keith David. They’ve both been around the TV block a couple times; we’re sure you’ve seen them before. (For example, Brewster played the girl on Friends who eventually landed Chandler in a box.) Brewster will play Francesca "Frankie" Dart, a consultant brought in to better Greendale. David will play Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist. Despite their chosen profession, both will probably have a surprisingly encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture from both young Gen X–ers' and old millennials' childhoods.