‘Community’ Cast to Reunite in Table Read for Coronavirus Relief

Cast will read the Season 5 episode “Cooperative Polygraphy”

Nearly all of the original “Community” cast will reunite later this month for a charity table read, Sony Pictures Television announced Thursday.

Series stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and Donald Glover will join creator Dan Harmon to read the Season 5 episode titled “Cooperative Polygraphy.” The special will stream on the “Community” YouTube page on May 18 at 2 p.m. PT and will also include a fan Q&A.

The special will benefit José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods. Both organizations work to provide meals to those in need amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The episode, which originally aired in 2014, took place in the immediate aftermath of Chevy Chase’s exit from the series and sees the remaining characters subjected to lie detecter tests as part of the requirements of Pierce’s will. The episode was written by staff writer Alex Rubens, who also worked on Harmon’s next series, “Rick and Morty.”

Earlier this month, fellow NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation” aired a new remotely produced episode to benefit Feeding America’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Variety first reported the news.