Community fans will be seeing a few new faces at Greendale Community College when Season 6 starts up next year at its new home on Yahoo! Screen, with Paget Brewster and Keith David joining the cast for the entire 13-episode season, which starts production on November 17.
Paget Brewster is playing Francesca "Frankie" Dart, a consultant who is hired, "to help shape things up" at the community college, while Keith David is playing retired scientist Elroy Patashnik, who comes to Greendale to "reinvent himself."
This is actually Paget Brewster and Keith David's second stints on Community. Paget Brewster played an IT department employee in the Season 5 episode "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking". While he was never seen on screen, Keith David narrated the faux-documentary in the Season 3 episode "Pillows and Blankets".
These actors help fill the void left by a few departing cast members, such as Yvette Nicole Brown, who was released from her contract back in September, to take care of her ailing father. Jonathan Banks will not be returning as well, since he is committed to AMC's Better Call Saul, and John Oliver has left to focus on his HBO talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.