2:23pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'Community' Books '3rd Rock From the Sun' Star French Stewart
NBC’s Community is reaching back to the network’s stars of yesteryear. No, they’re not tackling another timeline episode. They’re bringing on an actor from the network’s late-90s hit, 3rd Rock From the Sun.
He’ll play the owner of an agency for celebrity impersonators, whose members Abed (Danny Pudi) uses to reenact films for him. Things get complicated, though, when Abed finds himself in deep debt to Stewart’s character. The episode will air in early-2012.
Since playing Harry on 3rd Rock for six seasons ending in 2001, Stewart, 47, has made several TV appearances. Most recently, he has appeared on Stargate Universe, Days of Our Lives, Private Practice, and Castle. He’s also currently voicing the character of Richard for Fox’s new animated series, Allen Gregory.