An Emmy-winning actor has been cast as the estranged father of Jeff on the NBC comedy series "Community," according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed.
James Brolin will appear in an episode titled "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relationships," the story notes. The series has repeatedly mentioned Jeff’s father during its three seasons, making the casting significant, the piece points out. Jeff is played by Joel McHale.
Brolin won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his role as Dr. Steven Kiley on "Marcus Welby, M.D." and has also appeared in TV shows such as "Psych" and "Law & Order: SVU," the story notes.
“Community” returns to NBC at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19.