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John Oliver Returning to ‘Community’ for Season Five

‘Daily Show’ correspondent will appear in at least six episodes

John Oliver as Duncan on Community.

John Oliver as Duncan on Community.

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John Oliver will be rejoining the cast of Community for its fifth season. Oliver is set to reprise his role as Professor Ian Duncan, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will appear in at least six episodes in the upcoming season. 

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Oliver first took on the role of psychology professor in the comedy’s pilot, and later landed a recurring spot during the show’s first two seasons. 

The writer, actor and comic recently wrapped up an eight-week stint as host of The Daily Showwhile Jon Stewart was on leave to direct his first film. 

A return date for Community has yet to be announced, but the show will begin a syndicated run in more than 200 markets on September 16th and will air on Friday nights on Comedy Central beginning September 20th.


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