Today’s the last day on set for the cast and crew of Parks and Recreation, and if you’ve been following any of them on social media, it may be hard to keep it together. Co-creator Michael Schur’s Twitter feed in particular has been a dose of misty-eyed melancholy, as the producer has been sharing a number of photos snapped on set today.
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Yes, Perd Hapley of 'Parks and Rec' was on 'Revenge' last night: We chat with TV's hardest-working fake newscaster
Buried within Sunday’s crazypants Revenge finale was a glorious Easter egg for devoted TV watchers: a newscast delivered by none other than Perd Hapley, a.k.a. Pawnee, Indiana’s most beloved TV personality.
Well, sort of. Perd, of course, isn’t real — he’s played by Jay Jackson, who’s delivered fictional news reports on series including Scandal, Dexter, The Mentalist, The Closer, and Body of Proof, not to mention movies like Battleship and Fast Five. Look at Jackson’s IMDB page, in fact, and you’ll find that he’s played a reporter nearly every single time he’s appeared onscreen.
Why is that? Simple: Jay Jackson actually was a professional reporter for many years, with an impressive broadcast resume that includes stops at various local stations in Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as two prestigious Golden Mike awards. (He hasn’t, however, won an individual Emmy, despite what the Internet may have you believe: “I was part of a newscast that won a Best Newscast Emmy in 1997. Some reporters claim that as an Emmy win, but I don’t,” he explains to EW. “I think a promoter put that on a flyer some time ago and it’s just been going around.”)
How did Jackson go from real-life Ron Burgundy to fake newsman extraordinaire? EW called him to find out. READ FULL STORY
'Parks and Rec': Jim O'Heir teases a 'Jerry-centric' bromance episode and Amy Poehler's alternate idea for his wife
Parks and Recreation may have said goodbye to Chris and Ann, but there’s one character who you’ll still have to begrudgingly deal with for the rest of the season…JERRY!
Jim O’Heir, the actor responsible for TV’s most unfortunate bureaucratic buffoon, called in to EW’s TV Editors Hour on Sirius XM to talk about the current season of Parks and chat about all things Garry-Jerry-Larry Gengurch-Gergich.
Reminiscing about the farewell fetes for Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones, O’Heir recalled, “We set up this surprise [for Rashida]. They actually used the chair from Game of Thrones, and we sat her down in it and we all had little numbers that we did for her, and then we presented her with roses. Me and Adam Scott did something that we’re going to do in the next episode that airs, but I injured my leg doing it.” So…should we anticipate a Ben and Jerry tap number? “You’re not far off, my friend.” READ FULL STORY
Remember last Friday, when NBC announced a rejiggered primetime schedule for Wednesdays and Thursdays through the rest of the year? A bunch of holiday-themed SNL specials are in; Welcome to the Family and Ironside are out.
It wasn’t until today that analysts realized that shuffled schedule hid one more nugget of information: As Vulture has noted, the Peacock has effectively put Parks and Recreation on hiatus until 2014.
Only four more episodes of Parks will air in 2013, two on Nov. 14 and two on Nov. 21. (One of the Nov. 14 episodes is Halloween-themed; maybe Greg Pikitis is behind this mischief?) The rest of Parks‘ normal Thursday 8 p.m. timeslots will be filled by episodes of The Voice, football games, and a variety of specials, including SNL‘s Halloween clip show, back-from-the-dead a cappella competition The Sing-Off, and NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood. Parks is currently slated to return Jan. 9.
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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.”
Any fan of Parks and Recreation knows that the sitcom saw a marked change in tone between its first and second seasons — one that helped Parks become one of TV’s funniest and most heartwarming shows. But how did the series make the shift from halfhearted Office clone to sunny, original comedy? You’ll find out tonight when Entertainment Weekly and Sundance Channel’s new series The Writers’ Room goes inside Parks and Rec. Series star Amy Poehler, co-creator Michael Schur, and the show’s writing team will chat about everything from the sitcom’s origins to what happened when Poehler tried to plant a kiss on Joe Biden to how Leslie Knope found her way — the last of which you’ll see in this clip from the show.
'Bob's Burgers': Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are hippie farmers with a 'weed problem' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
On this week’s episode of Bob’s Burgers, Bob believes that his kids should have a proper summer vacation away from the restaurant, so he does the humane thing: He fires them. But the ink on their resumes is barely dry when they are snapped up by a pair of married hippie farmers — played by Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and his real-life wife, Megan Mullally (Childrens Hospital, Parks and Recreation) — who employ them as “weed pickers.” Catch their funky drift? Click on the preview video below, and you will be treated to some sweet autoharp action along with the sentence “She looked like a fairy queen pooping under a tree.” READ FULL STORY
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