NBC’s ‘Community’ season 4 spoilers: Chris Diamantopoulos enters the fold

There is comedy news sometimes that excites us; and then, there is comedy news that excites us to the point of going back and watching ten episodes of “Community” in a row with joy. (Remember when the show was on Thursday nights? Those were the days…)

According to a new report from Deadline, Chris Diamantopoulos (“24,” “The Starter Wife,” the recent “Three Stooges” feature film adaptation) has been cast on the fourth season of the NBC critical gem, but unfortunately, most of the details are still being kept under lock and key. We already know that some of the notable guest stars for the season include James Brolin as Jeff’s father, Matt Lucas (“Little Britain”) as a fellow “Inspector Spacetime” fan that Abed spends time with at a convention, and Brie Larson as another character who is still very much shrouded in mystery.

Sadly, “Community” still has no premiere date after the original October 19 launch was pushed back, but as we have said, this is probably a good thing given the history of shows tanking out on Friday nights. Just look at “Chuck” last season for evidence. Based on our own estimation and the current ratings for Wednesday night comedies  “Animal Practice” and “Guys with Kids,” we would hardly be shocked if “Community” somehow returns to the air later this year on the night along with potentially its fellow timeslot partner in “Whitney.”

As for some more news on the incredibly talented Diamantopoulos, he is also going to appear on the upcoming Netflix revival of “Arrested Development” for at least three episodes, but this role is, like “Community,” being kept as a mystery for now.

What do you think about this casting?

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