Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will make his acting debut on NBC's Community in a Season 5 guest-starring role.

The writer-producer-director is playing a "smooth-talking gold digger" who gets in the middle of a fight between Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi). He will also be reuniting with Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks, who is playing a criminology professor in 11 episodes this season. Vince Gilligan's episode will be shot this week, debuting in late winter or early spring.

We reported last month that Season 5 of Community will debut on Thursday, January 2 with two back-to-back episodes from 8 PM to 9 PM. Other confirmed guest stars for Season 5, which also marks the return of ousted creator/showrunner Dan Harmon, include Walton Goggins, Nathan Fillion, Robert Patrick, Paget Brewster, Kumail Nanjiani, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Katie Leclerc, Ben Folds and Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz.

Vince Gilligan is currently developing the Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul for AMC, and Battle Creek, which was given a straight-to-series order by CBS in September.

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