"Community" Season 5 Premieres Tonight

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NBC's "Community" kicks off its fifth season Thursday.

Jan 2, 2014 | 08:39 PM

"Community," the popular NBC show about fictional Greendale Community College, premieres its fifth season Thursday, marking the much anticipated return of creator Dan Harmon. The one-hour, two-episode special airs at 8:00 p.m. EST, with a focus on "re-piloting," the concept of changing the direction of a show late in its run. Fittingly, there are a few new developments in store: "Breaking Bad's" Jonathan Banks joins the cast as a teacher, "Señor" Ben Chang (played by Ken Jeong) shows fewer signs of "Changnesia," and Abed Nair (played by Danny Pudi) takes a class about Nicholas Cage. Are you pumped yet?

While you wait for tonight's premiere, take a look a some of the best behind-the-scenes "Community" moments shared by Yvette Nicole Brown.

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