Surely, no one mourns last week's loss of Bobby Cobb (Brian Van Holt) from Cougar Town more than Community's Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi). Maybe that's the reason why Van Holt will be appearing in a Season 6 episode of Community, as Willy, a convict who quickly becomes a nemesis for Jeff Winger (Joel McHale).
Van Holt, who has been with Cougar Town since the beginning, announced last year that he would be leaving the show to pursue other opportunities. Since then, he's appeared in two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and had a starring role in Syfy's miniseries Ascension.
Of course, this isn't the first time Cougar Town and Community have crossed over. The character of Abed mentioned his love for the Courteney Cox-led show so often that it was almost inevitable that the show — known for its metajokes and breaking of the fourth wall — would attempt an internetwork crossover. In Season 2 of Community, Abed had a monologue in which he talked about how he had ended up as an extra on the set of Cougar Town. In the second-season finale of Cougar Town, Pudi (in character as Abed) actually did appear as an extra. Completing the circle, Cougar Town stars Busy Philipps and Dan Byrd made a brief, two-second cameo in Community's Season 2 finale.
So what happens next? Will the entire cast of Cougar Town eventually make their way over to Community? Or will it be the other way around? Let us know what you think below.
Community premieres with two new episodes on March 17 on Yahoo Screen. New episodes will be released weekly.