Over six seasons on Parks and Recreation, a lot has happened to the Parks and Recreation department of Pawnee, Indiana. But according to Aziz Ansari, it’s all just been one extended episode of Pimp My Ride. READ FULL STORY
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Are you having fun yet? Because you will be when Party Down debuts on Hulu on Friday, August 29.
One of the great tragedies of the binge-watching era was when Starz took Rob Thomas’ show about cater waiters/struggling showbiz types off of Netflix, but fans (and those who are about to become fans) can rest easy: Hulu announced today that all episodes are coming to Hulu Plus. The first five will stream for free for a limited time. (But really, be warned: You’ll be hooked after just the first one.) Party Down only lasted two seasons on Starz, but has such a devoted cult following that a there is persistent, if not reliable, chatter about a movie.
If you’re not a convert yet, here are some reasons to watch: the coupling of a pre-Parks and Recreation Adam Scott and a pre-Masters of Sex Lizzy Caplan, plenty of guest spots from Veronica Mars cast members (Mars staples Ryan Hansen and Ken Marino are regulars), insider-y Hollywood humor, and the line about a leg “made footless by pot.”
UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect that Party Down will become available August 29. EW regrets the error.
Parks and Recreation scored a second consecutive win for best comedy series in the 2014 EWwys, EW‘s annual reader-voted awards for the Emmy-snubbed. But more importantly, after finishing as runner-up in the best actor in a comedy race the last two years, the show’s leading man, Adam Scott, finally earned a golden ewe statue of his very own. He phoned in to EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) Monday to accept the honor during our live awards broadcast and did his best not to reveal anything about Parks and Rec‘s final season, which began shooting just last week. “We’ve been sworn to secrecy about everything,” he says. “I will say there are a lot of big differences, a lot of little ones… I would hate to spoil anything. But Cones of Dunshire may come into play in the near future in the three-year time jump.” Hey, that’s something.
Wrapping the NBC comedy after seven seasons is the right move, but also bitter-sweet, Scott says. “It’s the seventh season of a TV show, everyone still loves each other, and the material is still great, so why not go out while it’s all still operating at a high level? I’m glad that the show has not turned a corner where we don’t feel good about what we’re doing. We’re all still really engaged and having a great time, so why not end it there rather than when everyone’s fried and no one cares anymore, [which] just never happened with this show,” he says. “Everyone’s still good friends and everything, so I think we’ll all remain friends, we just won’t be doing a show together anymore—which is kinda sad and kinda nice, as well, knowing that it was still good when we finished.” READ FULL STORY
'Parks and Recreation': Exec producer Michael Schur on the finale's shocking last scene, that surprise cameo, and the future
[SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this story until you have watched “Moving Up,” the season 6 finale of Parks and Recreation, which aired tonight.]
Leslie journeyed all the way to San Francisco in the season finale of Parks and Recreation, but she left her heart in Pawnee. And so the city’s unofficial head cheerleader devised a way to snag her dream job running a regional branch of the National Parks Service but remain in her dream town by strong-arming and binder-ing her boss into moving the office from Chicago to Pawnee. In the boffo hourlong episode, Tom’s Bistro pulled off a successful early opening (well, the second time around), the Unity Concert was a crowd-pleaser, the rights to The Cones of Dunshire were rightfully returned to Ben, and… let’s see, was there anything else that happened… oh, just that IT’S THREE YEARS INTO THE FUTURE AND LESLIE JUST FIRED JON HAMM. The final scene of the episode was a mouth-agape game changer, as we saw future Leslie (Amy Poehler) running around on the third floor of City Hall, terminating Hamm’s incompetent National Parks employee (who had somehow in the last three years screwed up more than future Larry, a.k.a. Terry) and preparing to walk into some sort of high-level situation with husband Ben (Adam Scott). You have tons of questions. We have tons of… well, some answers. EW spoke with exec producer Michael Schur about the wild finale (which he directed), Parks in the future, and the future of Parks. READ FULL STORY
[SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this story until you’ve watched Thursday night’s episode of Parks and Recreation, “Flu Season 2.”]
Oh, baby — did Parks and Recreation just throw another curve into the Leslie Knope: Rise to Glory story. NBC’s small-town comedy has never been afraid to switch up the game plan for our pathologically peppy protagonist (see: running for City Council, being recalled from City Council), and the show did it again Thursday night with “Flu Season 2″, giving her a special delivery of good news while she’s in the throes of a career dilemma (take a job running a National Parks Service branch… in Chicago?) and a job crisis (can she and Andy persuade Scott Tanner to reform Land Ho to replace that daddy-abuser Chipp McCapp on the Unity Concert bill?). EW spoke with Parks executive producer Michael Schur about the pregnancy plot and what it means for Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott). READ FULL STORY
Ben Wyatt’s feelings about Game of Thrones rival Leslie Knope’s feelings about Joe Biden. So when Leslie gave her husband an exact replica of the Iron Throne — a.k.a. the seat of power in HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones — during Parks and Recreation‘s latest episode, “Anniversaries,” Ben freaked. Out.
We only got to a see a few short moments of his epic reaction on the show itself. Thankfully, NBC has released an extended version of the scene online. In the clip, an overly excited Ben hops around the room and then passes out — just a little! — before jumping back up and sitting in the throne, declaring, “I’m never getting up.” He proceeds to kick Leslie out so he can have some alone time with the throne, then recites a variety of lines from the show in what is apparently his Game of Thrones voice. We’d probably do the same.
Bask in Ben’s joy below:
When Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott set out to pull off The Greatest Event in Television History the first three times, he turned to three of the biggest actors in Hollywood:
Catherine O’Hara/Jon Glaser/Kathryn Hahn/Chelsea Peretti/Jason Mantzoukas…
And now, he has recruited a comedy VIP for the fourth Greatest Event in Television History: Paul Rudd.
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'Parks and Recreation': It's the 100th episode... and Leslie's final day as a City Councilwoman -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
The time has come for Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) to face down her last day in office as a City Councilwoman. How will she cope with letting go? Will she let go? What future moves is she plotting with Ben (Adam Scott)? And because we’re still in question mode, we ask: How will Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) react when they discover the sex of their soon-to-be-born child? And is
Jerry Garry Larry (Jim O’Heir) headed for another identity crisis? Answers to these questions are contained inside the 100th episode of Parks and Recreation, which airs Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. A peek at one or two of those answers is contained in the video below, so stop all tex-mexting at once and check out this clip from the milestone installment. READ FULL STORY
If you somehow managed to ignore its title and skip the first two episodes of the Adult Swim comedy series The Greatest Event in Television History, then don’t fret: You’re going to have another chance at greatness on Nov. 7 at midnight when part 3 premieres. Executive producer and costar Adam Scott called on pals Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler, respectively, for the first two episodes which document the hilarious behind-the-scenes birthing pains of the title event: shot-by-shot recreations of the opening sequences for the TV series Simon & Simon and Hart to Hart.
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The stars of 'Hart to Hart' recall their first meeting, as told to Adam Scott and Amy Poehler -- VIDEO
Long before Robert Wagner donned his finest silk suit and Stefanie Powers teased her hair up to astronomical heights, the duo at the center of the ‘80s mystery series Hart to Hart met under very different circumstances.
EW’s special Hart to Hart correspondents Adam Scott and Amy Poehler sat down with Wagner and Powers, who shared the story of their first meeting — which came long before they starred in the 1979-1984 series (plus eight TV movies!) — while on the set of EW’s fourth annual Reunions Issue. Scott and Poehler — who recreated the show’s opening credits for Scott’s Adult Swim special The Greatest Event in Television History, which airs its third episode on November 7 — got the serendipitous scoop from the Hart to Hart pair, and even managed to score an invite to dinner.
Watch the exclusive clip below!
ABC’s frothy amateur detective drama Hart to Hart had plenty of fans during its five-season run — but nobody loves it more than Parks and Recreation stars Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. Earlier this year, these superfans painstakingly recreated Hart‘s cheese-tastic opening credits sequence for Scott’s second Greatest Event in Television History special.
So naturally, when EW decided to reunite Hart stars Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, we figured that Poehler and Scott would be the perfect hosts for the event.
Watch Wagner and Powers reminisce about their killer chemistry and styling — Powers did her own hair! — in the video below, courtesy of Good Morning America. Want even more Hart? Head over to Facebook, where fans of EW’s page can unlock an exclusive video of Poehler and Scott seeing if Wagner and Powers remember some of the series’ craziest plotlines — from a dog kennel filled with cocaine to Jonathan and Jennifer being trapped in a “weather chamber.”
Ten years ago, NBC had the chutzpah to attempt to adapt Ricky Gervais’s shortlived but much-admired British sitcom, The Office, and a gaggle of relatively unknown actors and actresses auditioned to become the Americanized Tim and Dawn, David and Gareth. When Rainn Wilson posted the new show’s original audition list last March on Facebook, as the American show was taking its final bow, he opened up a parlor game of what-ifs — Adam Scott as Jim? — teasing fans who could only imagine what those audition tapes might look like.
Well, those tapes are out of the vault. When season 9 of The Office arrives on Blu-ray on Sept. 3, the 2003 casting tapes are one of the best bonus features. A few clues about some of the notable names who read — before you click below to see for yourself: one actor went on to win two Emmy Awards, another came from the Judd Apatow stable of comedy all-stars, and one is now a crew member of the USS Enterprise. READ FULL STORY
Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18.
Fans and critics will often agree that season 5 of Parks and Recreation was one of — if not the — best of the series. But standing out in the pool of awesome is Adam Scott, who plays Ben Wyatt, the lovably geeky Game of Thrones enthusiast who in a few seasons has won the hearts of Leslie Knope and audiences alike.
But why, after nearly three seasons on the show, has Scott, 40, entered the possible running for an Emmy nomination more than ever? We have some ideas, but Scott hesitates to offer his own theories. “I can’t answer to that specifically because, 1) I’d sound like a boob,” he deadpans. “Also, because I’m not really sure. But the season itself to me was special.”
Below, in a Q&A with EW, Scott relives the standout season.
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