Guess I'll start the thread since there's new news out about who will play someone's parent. Community returns Oct 19th for 13 episodes. Spoiler James Brolin will be in the Thanksgiving episode as Winger's dad. There were talks of Spoiler Bill Murray playing his dad, but with the firing of Harmon probably changed that. Episode is titled. “Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations.” In the episode, Spoiler which airs in November, Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) hosts an awkward gathering at her place with the study group, while Jeff winds up at the house of his father, whom he hasn’t seen since he was a kid, and a different kind of discomfort ensues.