TVLine Items: Fresh Footage From Community's Changlorious Return, Originals News and More

CommunityChangThe more things change — or Chang, if you will — the more they stay the same. However, Community, which (finally) launches its fourth season this Thursday (NBC, 8/7c), is about to turn that adage on its head with the not-so-triumphant return of Ken Jeong‘s Ben Chang.

Last seen living in the vents of the dastardly City College, the onetime troublemaker returns to Greendale early in Season 4 — but, alas, he’s no longer Chang. Instead, the character is suffering from — dun, dun, dun! — Changnesia and goes by the name Kevin.

Will the group embrace Chang’s chang(e)? Press PLAY below to find out. Plus: Watch the full promo for two spoiler-filled minutes of fresh Community footage.

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

• The Vampire Diaries’ potential spin-off The Originals has cast a witch. Per Deadline, Daniella Pineda — who this season appeared in an episode of Homeland — has joined the planted pilot as a witch whose magic “has been silenced but not snuffed.”

RELATED | Daniel Gillies Joins Vampire Diaries Spin-Off

Remember Fox’s controversial 2004 makeover series The Swan? Well, it’s baaaack — with a twist. The network has given the green light to Celebrity Swan, a special featuring female stars undergoing physical and psychological changes in front of the camera.

Kevin Dunn has joined HBO’s True Detective, a new drama series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson that centers on two detectives whose lives collide over a 17-year hunt for a serial killer. Per Deadline, Dunn will play the duo’s boss.

RELATED | Life Unexpected‘s Britt Robertson Joins CBS’ Under the Dome

On Sunday CBS unveiled its first teaser for Under the Dome, the new summer series based on Stephen King’s 2009 novel. Press PLAY below for a peek at what happens when a tiny town inexplicably finds itself trapped beneath an invisible barrier.

MTV has given a pilot order to Watching the Wilsons, a scripted-improv comedy hybrid centering on a family that is part Kardashian, part Bluth, Deadline reports.

• Twentieth Television announced Monday that its syndicated talkfest The Ricki Lake Show will not return for a second season.

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14 Comments
  1. Emily says:

    I don’t know which one came first, but Under the Dome sounds like Michael Grant’s Gone series, only with adults included.

  2. Alan says:

    ah the hunger deans, i cant wait. its been way too long since we got an episode. loving abed here

  3. Josh says:

    I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little disappointed that Chang is still around. He’s always been my least favorite part of Community.

  4. Tran says:

    Why did Fox wants to bring back The Swan? Hope Fox can be in fourth place in the network ratings.

    • Alan says:

      its a recognisable name, its always better to have a recognisable name for instant publicity no matter how bad the feeling are about the name.

  5. Tom Charles says:

    Chang’s amnesia’s a plot I tell ya!

  6. Russ says:

    I really hope the Originals is more of a ensemble show than TVD.

  7. J says:

    Does this mean Kevin Dunn is leaving Veep after this year?

  8. Britta Unfiltered says:

    All together now, “Changtastic!” Also, I’m confused, why does the video keep saying Community comes back February 7th? That’s not the right date. We all know the true date is October 19th. Hey NBC, you britta’d the date.

  9. Angela says:

    That is one crazy looking “Community” trailer. Ahhhh…just a couple more days to go!

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