TV Line is reporting that James Brolin will feature in NBC Community‘s season four Thanksgiving episode as Jeff Winger’s (Joel McHale) oft-mentioned estranged father. Though NBC has yet to confirm, Joel McHale did tweet a photo of himself on set with Brolin on the morning of the 18th.
Fans of the show will know that the subject of Jeff’s mysterious but unresolved relationship with his father has been an ongoing thread since Community began four years ago. This spring’s third season finale showed Jeff finally making an effort to find his father. It’s hard to say what a Winger reunion has in store, but judging from Yvette Nicole Brown’s tweet that Joel McHale “just made her cry”, it sounds emotional.
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