Parks and Recreation will unveil its season finale next Thursday, and it will be filled with all sorts of guest stars, from musical (Yo La Tengo, The Decemberists, Letters to Cleo, the returning Jeff Tweedy) to political (First Lady Michelle Obama) to mystery (???). One name you can add to the list from the comedy world: Workaholics star Blake Anderson. READ FULL STORY
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A baby may be on the way for Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott), but the happy, flustered couple are trying to keep the news under wraps for now. Good thing only one other person knows their big secret. The bad thing: That person happens to be Andy (Chris Pratt).
Can Andy keep the secret from slipping out of his mouth — or is this just one too many for the poor guy to handle? Take a peek at the action from tonight’s episode of Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), as the department organizes a charity auction to raise money for the Unity Concert, which will take place in next week’s season finale. 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
'Parks and Recreation': See April and Andy head off to prom, say goodbye to April's 'parents' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
On Thursday night’s episode of Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), Leslie & Co. try to keep the party alive when the senior prom is scrapped due to school budget cuts necessitated by the Pawnee/Eagleton merger. Andy (Chris Pratt) manages to persuade April (Aubrey Plaza) to attend the big dance with him, but before they can embark on an evening of adolescent adventure — he in turquoise bow tie and cummerbund, she in… a 19th-century mourning dress? — they’ll need to check in with April’s mom and dad. Thing is, Larry and Rita Ludgate don’t look quite the same as the last time we saw them. See for yourself in the clip below. READ FULL STORY
Pawnee went Paley on Tuesday night as Amy Poehler & Co. hit the stage at PaleyFest to talk all things Parks and Recreation –and bask in some crazy fan love. The Q&A panel, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and moderated by comedian and Parks visitor Patton Oswalt, included wine, assorted memory lane strolls, a hint about the finale, ample guest-star shout-outs, and more. Read on for the highlights:
• Best entrance: While Adam Scott scored laughs for not-quite-moonwalking across the stage and awkwardly trying to sit in a seat (a nod to the third installment of his Greatest Event in Television History), Aubrey Plaza walked out faux-cheerlessly and flipped off the crowd, much to its delight.
• Best casting story: Series co-creator/exec producer Michael Schur relayed the story of Chris Pratt’s audition scene with Rashida Jones, which centered on Andy playing a video game as Ann complained about how lazy he was and tried to motivate him. “Pratt pretended to be playing Grand Theft Auto,” said Schur.”And they never got to the scene because he just kept telling Ann… how he was going to kill someone. He was just like, ‘Watch this. I’m going to drop a car on this hooker’s head!’ And then she would try to talk and Pratt’d be like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait, watch this: I’m going to drop a helicopter on this guy’s head….’” READ FULL STORY
NBC has announced finale dates for several of its series, including breakout hit The Blacklist, Community, and singing competition The Voice. The network previously announced the April 24 date for the season finale of Parks and Recreation, which will feature a guest spot from first lady Michelle Obama.
See the rundown below: 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:
'Parks and Recreation': Exec producer Michael Schur on what's next for Leslie and the end of the show
From Sochi to Pawnee we go: Now that the crying Olympic bear has gone back into hibernation, the rabid racoons can come out of hiding, and Parks and Recreation can return to the air. Tonight at 8:30 p.m., NBC’s beloved small-town government comedy kicks off the second half of its sixth — and not final — season.
While the midseason finale, “Ann and Chris,” saw the departure of Leslie’s best friend, Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones), and City Manager Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe), our former city councilwoman (Amy Poehler) will see the arrival of a few new challenges in the second half of the season, the first episode of which will solidify the unsturdy union between Pawnee and Eagleton. “There’s a big dramatic tension of: Is this going to work or not?” says executive producer Michael Schur. “Her arc for the rest of the year begins with her thinking, ‘I set this in motion, I have to make sure that it works. I’ve got to figure out a way to hold this together and not let the town fracture again.’” It sounds like Ms. Knope also will be presented with a career opportunity or two in the first few episodes. “Projects get going. Options emerge for her future,” says Schur. “It is a little bit of a push-pull between ‘I started this and I need to finish it’ but also ‘It’s incredibly time-consuming to do that and I don’t know if I want to spend the rest of my life making sure that Pawnee and Eagleton stay merged.’” Schur dropped more valuable hints about the rest of the season (and beyond), which you can pick up below. READ FULL STORY
Two-thirds of a Human Giant reunion will take place on Parks and Recreation for the second time. READ FULL STORY
NBC has announced the guest roster for the first week of Late Night With Seth Meyers, and it will make Leslie Knope very happy.
Amy Poehler, who was previously announced as the show’s first guest for the Feb. 24 debut, also will be joined on the couch that night by Joe Biden. (Poehler’s Knope, who has a severe crush on the Vice President of the United States, met him in a season 5 episode of Parks and Recreation.) Kanye West is slated to appear on the show the following night, and Lena Dunham, Ian McKellen, and Patrick Stewart are among the other celebrities booked later that week.
On Monday, Meyers tweeted the news that his fellow Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen will lead the house band.
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