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Josh Holloway, Joel McHale Have 'Handsome Off' On Community: Alison Brie

First Posted: 03/25/11 09:13 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

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Joel McHale is used to being the resident hunk on the set of "Community." Now, a challenger emerges from off the island.

Josh Holloway is slated to guest star in the survivor paintball-themed second season finale of the NBC comedy, and series co-star Alison Brie said that the "Lost" alum caused quite the stir on set.

"Josh Holloway from Lost makes an appearance and he and Joel have a "handsome off," as I like to call it, between the two of them," Brie told NY Magazine's Vulture blog. "That was kind of the vibe on the set, as well. Everyone on set — guys and girls alike — were fawning over Josh."

Brie said that the vibe of a relaxed set changed a bit, in honor of the handsome star. "Everyone was on their best behavior, looking better than ever. Our male producers would talk to Josh for five minutes and then they'd walk over and say, 'He really is attractive, isn't he?' It was so funny. There were a lot of man crushes, absolutely."

Holloway has had this "problem," before; he bemoaned his sex symbol status in a 2009 interview with Company Magazine:

"'[The] whole sex-symbol thing is really strange," he said, adding that he, "wouldn't wish it on anybody. I appreciate the opportunity to work, the cash it gives you, and other things it provides are wonderful. But the celebrity thing... I don't like attention."

Still, McHale didn't seem to mind the good looks of his "rival."

"Josh Holloway is as sexy, as dreamy as you would expect, even more so than he was in 'Lost' I think," he recently told TV Guide. "You really get to see his comedic side. He nails it. He’s so funny. He was such a good guy, great to have around. I would follow him on to any set and then they would handcuff me and escort me out."

In more good news for "Community" fans, the quirky cult-hit was recently renewed by NBC for a third season.

For more from Brie, including talk more talk about "Community," as well as her other hit show, "Mad Men," click over to Vulture.

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