November 29, 2012 11:00am PT by Aaron Couch
Seth Rogen, Jeff Goldblum Returning to 'The League' (Exclusive)
Two of The League’s finest guest stars have been drafted to return to the FX comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Seth Rogen will reprise his role as porn director Dirty Randy on a Dec. 13 episode, which will see the character prepare for the end of the world. But rather than the Dec. 21 doomsday date predicted by the Mayan calendar, Dirty Randy believes Dec. 12 will be the end.
“If the world is indeed going to end, why wouldn’t Dirty Randy be a part of it?” asks The League co-creator Jackie Marcus Schaffer.
“There’s basically a show about 12-12-12, and Rafi (Jason Mantzoukas) and Dirty Randy are featured prominently,” adds her husband and fellow co-creator, Jeff Schaffer.
Last season, Rogen appeared to produce an adult film based on Andre (Paul Scheer).
And Jeff Goldblum returns as Rupert Ruxin during the Dec. 20 hourlong season finale, where the show's co-creators say he will insert himself into a marital situation between his son (Nick Kroll) and daughter-in-law (Nadine Velazquez). Last season, his character had an awkward Thanksgiving sexual encounter with Andre’s sister (Sarah Silverman in a guest role).
As The League finishes out season four, it will release two new episodes each on Dec. 6, 13 and 20, and there are plenty of additional guest spots coming on those dates.
Pete’s (Mark Duplass) grandparents will be introduced in a Dec. 6 episode, played by Robert Wagner and Lee Meriwether.
J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) appears on Thursday’s episode in a role Marcus Schaffer describes as “the most vain man you’ve ever met a wheelchair."
Zach Woods (The Office) will appear on a Dec. 6 episode as “a hipster douche,” says Schaffer. Jayma Mays (Glee) will play Andre’s interior decorator Trixie Von Stein on Dec. 13, and Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) is slated to play Ruxin's holiday nemesis on an episode airing Dec. 20.
“That’s what we love about the show,” Schaffer said of the guest stars. “You never know if you’re going to see Robert Wagner or Robert Griffin III.”
The League airs at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays on FX.