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NBC's 'Community' Lands 'The Daily Show's' John Hodgman for Guest Role

The writer, actor and comedian appears toward the end of the third season.

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While NBC's Community has been on hiatus from our TV screens since December, the crew hasn’t slowed down on production for the remaining episodes of its third season. And it has recently nabbed an actor creator Dan Harmon once named as one of his “dream guests.”

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that The Daily Show With Jon Stewart contributor, writer and actor John Hodgman has signed on for a guest role in an episode airing toward the end of its third season. I’m not at liberty to disclose the specifics as the producers would like to keep it a surprise for the fans.

THR did catch up with star Gillian Jacobs (who plays Britta) during a set visit in which she commented on Hodgman’s breadth of knowledge (“He’s an encyclopedia.”) and revealed that his guest appearance represents a professional reunion for the two actors.

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“I was actually in an ‘I’m a Mac, I’m a PC’ ad that never aired,” she says. “So, this is my second time working with Hodgman.”

Aside from contributing to The Daily Show and appearing in those iconic Apple commercials, Hodgman has also appeared on Bored to Death, Battlestar Galactica, and The Flight of the Conchords. His film credits include Coraline, The Invention of Lying, and Arthur.

He has also written three books in his “trilogy of complete world knowledge,” which he concluded with last year’s That Is All.

NBC hasn’t given Community a return date yet, but its remaining episodes of Season 3 include a civil war-inspired episode, a Law & Order-themed episode, and the return of The Cosby Show’s Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

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