‘Community’ Season 4 Adds Malcolm McDowell as History Professor

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Greendale Community College has had its fair share of lessons from guest stars like Betty White, Michael K. Williams, John Michael Higgins, Kevin Corrigan, and John Oliver. Now another recognizable name will teach everyone’s favorite study group in season 4 of Community.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that veteran actor Malcolm McDowell has landed a two-episode arc on Community as Professor Cornwallis, a history teacher. It’s not clear how early in the season McDowell will appear, but considering the short order of the fourth (and maybe final) season, it probably won’t be long before he does.

McDowell is well known for his iconic turn in Stanley Kubrick’s twisted A Clockwork Orange, but more recently, he’s made television his acting home with series like Entourage, Heroes, and Franklin & Bash on TNT. In recent years, McDowell has a tendency to take nearly any job that comes his way, so while his name might not be worth as much as it once was, the guy is still a part of cinematic history and a great actor.

Plus, on a series like Community, we’ll probably get some kind of pop culture reference to his prolific film and TV career.

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The fourth season of Community will be under careful eyes from both fans and network executives alike. Fans are concerned about the new showrunners (producers David Guarascaio and Moses Port are taking over for creator Dan Harmon, who recently spoke candidly about being fired), and executives will be watching to see if they should add to the 13-episode order for this season, depending on the ratings in the new Friday time slot.

If this ends up being the last season of Community, I hope it’s at least a respectful continuation of the series. NBC seems to be struggling to keep their existing comedy series alive (The Office looks to be on its way out), and new series (like Michael J. Fox’s new untitled series) are on the way to replace them. But as a fan of Community, I hope the new showrunners can keep it alive and well, maybe for several more seasons to come.

Season 4 of Community premieres Friday, October 19th @8:30pm on NBC.


Source: THR

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  1. Can’t wait!

  2. I recently started watching the show (season 3) and it’s actually a lot better than I thought it would be.
    McDowell’s a funny guy as well so this should be good!

  3. I doubt it needs to be said but I’ll say it anyways: Six seasons and a movie!


  5. McDowell is a good guest star for the show considering his eccentric nature fits well for previous professors. I can’t believe we have to wait until October 19th for this show to premiere, but I’m glad I turned on my PrimeTime Any Time feature on my Hopper. That will come in handy for the busy fall premiere season since it records three hours of primetime shows on the big four networks. I won’t have to worry about manually recording primetime shows again. My coworkers at Dish told me about this feature and I know all the shows I missed will be waiting for me when I get home later today. It’s going to be interesting to see how the show continues without its creator, but I will be watching every episode!

  6. Awesome. I can’t think of anything else that need be said.

  7. i cant believe they push whitney the way they do the show is horrible .. i really liked outsourced and im sorry i love community but the friday night slot is a death sentence .. they would be better off showing it on sunday night ..