Emmy-winner James Brolin has been cast as Jeff's oft-mentioned but never-seen dad, William Winger. Joel McHale tweeted this picture of the two actors on the set.
Brolin will guest star in the Thanksgiving-themed episode, titled “Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations,” airing in November. EW provided these plot spoilers:
Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) hosts an awkward gathering at her place with the study group, while Jeff (Joel McHale) winds up at the house of his estranged father, which results in a different kind of uncomfortableness.
TV vet Brolin won his Emmy for Marcus Welby, M.D., and has been seen more recently in Psych and Law & Order: SVU.
Community returns for Season 4 on October 19.