TVLine Items: Watch First Community Webisode, USA Nabs Prison Break Alum and More!

We’ve seen them sing, we’ve seen them dance — heck, we’ve even seen them claymated. So, it’s only fitting that nearly a week before its much anticipated return (eight days to be exact!), the Community gang is getting full-on animated, via its brand-new web seriesAbed’s Master Key.

Press PLAY below to watch Part 1, in which Cartoon Abed acts as Greendale’s “Depu-Dean.” Plus find out which member of the gang harbors a deep dark secret (Hint: It involves a Tamagotchi!).

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Dominic Purcell has booked a pivotal guest-starring role in the first season finale of USA Network’s upcoming series Common Law, HuffPost TV reports. The Prison Break vet will play a detective who works for the LAPD’s Special Investigative Services.

• Breaking In is back, and joining the gang for an episode this spring is Fred Willard. Per TVGuide.com, the funnyman will play Veronica’s (Megan Mullally) ex-husband who comes to town with his 22-year-old main squeeze.

Nickelodeon is reviving its hit ’90s game show Figure It Out, Deadline reports, which features a panel of celebs trying to guess kid contestants’ unique talents and skills by asking only yes or no questions. Production on the 40-episode order begins in April.

Rob Estes (90210) and Evan Handler (Sex and the City) will appear in Season 2 of Necessary Roughness, EW.com reports. Estes is set to play Terrence’s agent, while Handler will portray the owner of the New York Hawks.

• Cheers alum John Ratzenberger has landed a guest spot on the upcoming fourth season of Drop Dead Diva, TVGuide.com reports, playing the estranged father of Kate Levering’s Kim Kaswell.

• MTV has doled out a pilot order to Cassandra French’s Finishing School For Boys, a drama from Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men), per Deadline. The project revolves around a lovelorn overachiever who locks a guy in her basement to train him to become a gentleman.

• A&E has given the green light to Teamsters, a Mark Wahlberg-produced reality series centering on the legendary union in Boston, Deadline reports.

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4 Comments
  1. Garnet_and_Gold47 says:

    I’m happy Nick is going old school and everything, but is anyone else hoping they’re going to revive “Legends of the Hidden Temple”? It was an awesome show to grow up with.

  2. kevin says:

    Don’t know if Summer Sanders would most likely return as host of the reboot version of Figure It Out or someone in particular. Perhaps if Nick can revived other classic game shows like Nick Arcade, Finders Keepers and maybe Get the Picture.

  3. Little Scarf Girl says:

    Agreed that they should bring back Legends of the Hidden Temple! I loved that one when I was a kid. Also, love the animated Community short!