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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Comments (14)

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

    Comment by Emily – February 4, 2013 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Simpsons Movie!

      Comment by provacateur – February 4, 2013 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ah the hunger deans, i cant wait. its been way too long since we got an episode. loving abed here

    Comment by Alan – February 4, 2013 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leonard!!!!

    Comment by ✨Don Draper (@UnspokenMedia) – February 4, 2013 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Leonard likes this post.

      Comment by Leonard – February 4, 2013 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • TV Gord is jealous that it doesn’t say, “TV Gord” (but his ego is stroke by talking about himself in the third person).

        Comment by TV Gord – February 4, 2013 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Josh – February 4, 2013 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why did Fox wants to bring back The Swan? Hope Fox can be in fourth place in the network ratings.

    Comment by Tran – February 4, 2013 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Alan – February 4, 2013 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chang’s amnesia’s a plot I tell ya!

    Comment by Tom Charles – February 4, 2013 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope the Originals is more of a ensemble show than TVD.

    Comment by Russ – February 4, 2013 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does this mean Kevin Dunn is leaving Veep after this year?

    Comment by J – February 4, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – February 4, 2013 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is one crazy looking “Community” trailer. Ahhhh…just a couple more days to go!

    Comment by Angela – February 4, 2013 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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