01/11/2013 09:51 am ET

'Community': 'The Hunger Deans' Offers Season 4 Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

As of February 7, the Greendale study group will be back in action ... but not before they conquer "The Hunger Deans."

In a new sneak peek of the Season 4 premiere of "Community" (above), Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) is wheeled in on a chariot to announce the official rules of his "Hunger Games" spinoff competition.

It consists of "35 tests of strength and agility," he explains, while dressed in an Effie Trinket-like getup. "The winner of each one of these contests will be awarded a red rubber ball. No ball, no ice cream. And these are impossible to counterfeit, because each one has been marked by my distinct bite print."

"October 19 isn't just a date; it's a state of mind," Abed (Danny Pudi) said in a video to fans as he attempted to explain the date's meaning with Troy (Donald Glover).

Catch Dean Pelton, Abed, Troy and the rest of your favorite "Community" characters when Season 4 premieres on Thurs., Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

'Community' Season 4