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Community's Danny Pudi Signs On For Hot In Cleveland's Live Episode

Danny Pudi is not usually one to say no to a guest starring role. On Thursday, it was announced that the Community star will use his hiatus from the NBC comedy wisely, appearing in an episode of TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. He won’t appear in just any episode, however. Pudi is set to join the TV series’ upcoming live episode.

The live episode will hit TV Land’s schedule on June 19. According to TV Line, Pudi is set to play an affable character who also has a much, much darker side. Pudi’s character will come into the plot as a volunteer at a senior center. The Community actor is not the only famous face signed on for the live episode of the series. Recently, both Star Trek’s William Shatner and The Office’s Brian Baumgartner (who played Kevin on NBC’s series) have also joined the live show.

Pudi is mostly known for his role on Community, but the actor has popped up on plenty of random TV programs in the past, including Cougar Town and Chuck. Pudi is also set to join Season 5 of USA’s Royal Pains in a guest starring role this summer.

Normally, I’m not a huge fan of Hot in Cleveland, but anytime a comedy is willing to do a live episode it's a brave and bold choice, and one that may be worth tuning in for. Hot in Cleveland’s live episode will premiere on TV Land on June 19 at 10 p.m. ET.

Jessica Rawden

Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.