It’s time to wrap up another season of Parks and Recreation, one in which new City Councilwoman Leslie Knope found herself in soda wars (of the 512-ounce variety) and jams (of the Councilman Jamm variety). Tonight’s episode, which airs on NBC at 9:30 p.m., will boast a different feel than last year’s celebratory send-off. “Last year’s finale was very much about ending something,” says series co-creator/exec producer Michael Schur. “It was the end of her campaign and it was her victory speech, and it put this great punctuation mark on the entire season. And what I like about this finale is that this also wraps up the year very explicitly. It’s about her first year in office. She gets revisited by a lot of people whose lives she affected in different ways, but the end of the finale is about throwing balls up into the air instead of catching them. It’s about throwing forward to next season and it feels very exciting.” Schur tossed EW a bunch of teasers for season 5’s farewell episode, which you can read and re-read below. READ FULL STORY
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Parks and Recreation means business on Thursday night. Not just because the episode, “Bailout,” is rich with laughs, but also because Pawnee commerce plays a role in two different plots. You will be introduced to Jean-Ralphio’s sister, Mona Lisa (guest star Jenny Slate), who takes a job at Rent-A-Swag and immediately troubles Tom (Aziz Ansari) with her work ethic that involves neither work nor ethics. And as you will see in the video below, Councilwoman Knope (Amy Poehler) tries to help Dennis Lerpiss, the owner of Pawnee’s only indie video store (guest Jason Schwartzman) by getting his failing business classified as a historic landmark, much to the libertarian dismay of Ron (Nick Offerman).
Come for a discussion about the role of government in the free market. Stay for Leslie’s attempt at slam poetry and Dennis’ reaction to Michael Bay movies. READ FULL STORY
It’s nice to live in a world where your favorite cancelled-too-soon television show has the chance of a second life, in one capacity or another. Arrested Development? Check. Party Down? Check. And now we can add Bored to Death to our list. Sorry, Freaks and Geeks, and My So-Called Life, you peaked too early.
Series creator Jonathan Ames will write and executive produce the feature-length film with HBO for a potential theatrical release, and that stars Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson are expected to return to reprise their roles. We don’t know much at this early stage – only that the “slapstick adventure” will have “Jonathan, Ray, and George reunite to fight crime, commit crime, lose their minds, and fail at love.” Deadline first reported the news; HBO declined to comment, but confirmed the report to EW.
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