Alison Brie Joins The 'Dr. Ken' Season 2 Finale For A Major 'Community' Reunion
Six seasons and a reunion on Dr. Ken isn't quite as catchy as six seasons and a movie, but Greendale fans might want to take up the chant, just in case. According to Deadline, Alison Brie is guest starring on Dr. Ken as herself in the show's Season 2 finale. She is joining the previously announced Dan Harmon, and series star Ken Jeong, for an appropriately meta episode set to be filled with Community reunion goodness.
The episode finds Jeong's Ken considering leaving the exciting world of general practice medicine behind for a chance of fame, on — you guessed it — Harmon's new show about a community college. Deadline reveals Ken will audition opposite Brie, who finds Ken's "bold acting choices" a bit much. No, seriously, is everyone sure this isn't a lost episode of Community?
Appropriately titled "Ken's Big Audition," the Season 2 finale is just the latest (and most meta) in a long line of Community mini-reunions the comedy has hosted in its first two seasons. Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, and Jim Rash have all paid Chang a visit at his new job, and former Greendale teacher Jonathan Banks is set to appear in the March 10 outing.
Adding yet another layer of winking humor to the episode is the fact that the entire premise of Dr. Ken is based on Jeong's career before he became a comedian. The former doctor ultimately left medicine for a stand-up career, which led to his roles in The Hangover movies and Chang in Community. There is so much reality informing the fiction of the Season 2 finale it might actually break a few brains of those who know about Jeong's backstory.
While it would be amazing to see more former Greendale students stop by for auditions, since most of the study group, besides Brie, have previously guest-starred, it might be a little tricky to get them back. That's OK though, because Brie and Jeong always had amazing scenes together. Their shared ability to go from sweet to terrifying over the course of a scene always made Annie and Chang's interactions hilarious to watch. I'm sure the same will be true for Brie and Ken.
What is arguably even more exciting is the inclusion of Harmon. It sounds like he's playing himself prior to Community becoming a TV classic, and I cannot wait to see if the audition material Ken and Brie are working with is from actual Community scenes. The anticipation is real, guys.
The long talked about Community movie may or may not happen, but it is good to know the Greendale Human Beings are still sticking together after all this time. Don't miss the Community-flavored Dr. Ken Season 2 finale airing Friday, March 31 on ABC.