Community creator Dan Harmon may literally be picking up where he left off in Season 3. TV Line reports that Rob Corddry is set to reprise his role as Jeff’s obnoxious lawyer "friend" Alan Connor in the Season 5 premiere.
Corddry last appeared in the Season 3 finale, which was Harmon's last before his firing.
No spoilers yet on what brings Alan back, but TV Line speculates that it will have something to do with Jeff's return to Greendale. Harmon has said getting Jeff back in the midst of the community college is a top priority of Season 5:
“I want him back at that table. I want him back in those hallways. But I’m not going to have him wake up and go, ‘Whoa! I didn’t graduate! I took a pill that made it seem like I did.’ That’s not mature or likable in a TV show to go backwards. So we’re going to move forward.”
Community is set to return in early 2014. How do you think they'll bring Jeff back to Greendale?