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 series, Abed’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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