I had the news earlier, but here’s the NBC press release:
THE CAST OF “COMMUNITY” GETS SCHOOLED BY LEGENDARY EMMY-AWARD WINNER BETTY WHITE
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 14, 2010 — Legendary and multiple Emmy Award winner Betty White will guest-star in the season premiere of NBC’s hit comedy “Community,” which airs Thursdays (8:00-8:30 p.m.) this fall.
The six-time Emmy winner and cultural icon will play professor June Bauer, an esteemed, but slightly unhinged anthropology professor.
White was recently nominated for another Emmy for her work as host of a “Saturday Night Live” program in May.
White is best known for her performance as Rose Nylund on NBC’s “The Golden Girls,” the beloved comedy series that aired from 1985 to 1992. Previously, she co-starred as Sue Ann Nivens in the classic comedy series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Most recently White was seen as the host of hosted
In January, White was the proud recipient of the 2010 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. White appeared in the 2009 romantic-comedy feature film “The Proposal,” alongside Ryan Reynolds and Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, and can be seen again this fall in the film “You Again,” starring Kristin Bell.
“Community” stars Joel McHale (“The Soup”), Chevy Chase (“Hot Tub Time Machine”), Donald Glover (“30 Rock”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Rules of Engagement”), Danny Pudi (“Greek”), Gillian Jacobs (“Choke”), Alison Brie (“Mad Men”) and executive producers Dan Harmon (“The Sarah Silverman Program”), Joe Russo (“Arrested Development”), Anthony Russo (“Arrested Development”), Neil Goldman (“Scrubs”), Garrett Donovan (“Scrubs”) and Russ Krasnoff (“The Soloist”). The series is a Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Brothers production, Universal Media Studios production in association with Sony Pictures Television.