community season 5 chris elliott gi 'Community' Season 5 guest stars: Who is the most anticipated?

“Community” has cast Chris Elliott (“Eagleheart”) for Season 5 of the comedy. But Elliott is not alone — of the many guest stars announced for the upcoming season, who is the most anticipated of all?

For the record, Elliott will be playing Russell Borchert, the legendary founder of Greendale Community College. He went missing many years earlier, following a strange sex scandal. According to, the episode telling the tale of Borchert will most likely air in May of 2014.

But where does Chris Elliott rank when it comes to anticipated guest stars on “Community.” Check out our list of 10 of the other big stars and then vote for your most-anticipated actor below!

1. Nathan Fillion
His role on the show is not entirely clear. But it’s Nathan Fillion — how could “Community” go wrong with that?

2. Jonathan Banks
Probably the first guest star we’ll see, Banks is taking up the mantle of “crazy, possibly scary professor” for Season 5. Best guess is that the former “Breaking Bad” star will rock the role.

3. Walton Goggins
If Goggins’ appearance on “Community” is half as memorable as his guest-starring role on “Sons of Anarchy,” then we are in for an incredible treat.

4. Jon Oliver
One of the first professors met at Greendale, Oliver’s Professor Ian Duncan was always entertaining. It’ll be good to have him back.

5. Paget Brewster
There is no information about who the former “Criminal Minds” star will play, but that just makes it all the more intriguing.

6. Robert Patrick
He played a Terminator once. Just think of what Abed could do with that!

7. Katie Leclerc
She’s pretty amazing on “Switched at Birth,” and it will be fascinating to see what “Community” can do with the young, deaf actress.

8. Vince Gilligan
Can the “Breaking Bad” creator act? No clue. But it will be fun to find out.

9. David Cross
All “Arrested Development” cast members are automatically intriguing. Cross is no exception.

10. Brie Larson
Coming back to play the role of Abed’s quirky friend, Rachel, Larson could be a very welcome addition to “Community.” After all, she arrives just after Troy leaves his best friend behind.

Honorable mentions include: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Ben Folds, Paul Williams, Kumail Nanjiani and Rob Corddry.

“Community” Season 5 premieres Thursday, Jan. 2 on NBC.

Posted by:Laurel Brown