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'Parks and Recreation' star Nick Offerman to guest on 'The Cleveland Show' -- EXCLUSIVE

On NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman plays a hands-off boss, but he’ll be playing a different kind of man in charge later this year. It may not even be spring yet, but Offerman already has recorded a guest spot for the Christmas episode of The Cleveland Show, voicing a sexist, philandering department-store owner who requires the female elves (including Roberta) to don hot pants to attract customers. “He’s very handsome and gassy,” Offerman tells EW. READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation': Ron, Ben, and Andy... and a lot of whipped cream -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Valentine’s Day — or should I say, Galentine’s Day — arrives a little early this year. On Thursday’s episode of Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), Leslie sets out on a Cupid-like mission to put some hearts above single Ann’s head, but she also winds up putting more than a few question marks above boyfriend Ben’s when she sends him on a most difficult scavenger hunt. In the clip below, you can sneak a peek at what happens when Ben enlists the aid of Ron, who claims to “hate riddles and other such nonsense,” and Andy, who matches wits with a can of whipped cream (or as Leslie would say, “no food finer”). Press play and get a clue. READ FULL STORY

Watch Adam Scott excel at Claymation, depression on this week's 'Parks and Recreation' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Romney. Gingrich. Huntsman. Perry. Paul. There are so many names floating around the world of politics, we’re just going to say Knope to it all this week. After a month-long hiatus, Parks and Recreation returns to NBC on Thursday with a new episode, “The Comeback Kid,” in which City Council candidate Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) tries to kick-start her campaign with a flashy event. Meanwhile, someone very close to Leslie is launching his own campaign. Of sadness. And it may require an intervention. You see, Ben (Adam Scott) seems to have found a new mate and she goes by the name of Clay. Press play below and ask yourself: Do you think a depressed person could make that?

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Paul Rudd to guest on 'Parks and Recreation'

Forget New Hampshire — the political scene in Indiana just got a whole lot more interesting: Yes, Paul Rudd will be the one facing down Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) for that coveted city council seat in Pawnee. The film actor (Knocked UpI Love You, Man) has signed on to guest star in multiple episodes of NBC’s Parks and Recreation as a candidate who’s a well-known figure in Pawnee, EW has confirmed. (Vulture first reported news of Rudd’s casting.) His first episode is slated to air January 19. The network declined to comment.

'Parks and Recreation': Amy Poehler's campaign billboard revealed -- PHOTO

Want to see Leslie Knope’s campaign billboard?

Amy Poehler’s character announced earlier this season that she’s running for city council. NBC just unveiled this at the network’s press tour event in Pasadena (we’ll have full coverage of the network’s panels today)… Check it out: READ FULL STORY

'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Justified,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'White Collar': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Welcome back, friends! Hope the holidays were as fattening for you as they were for me.

As winter hiatus comes to a close, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. (Although, I hope you still enjoyed the special Once Upon a Time edition of Spoiler Room that was served up last week!) And this week, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, I hope. If not, there’s a simple way to solve that: Hit me up! E-mail SpoilerRoom@ew.com or Tweet me @EWSandraG. And if you don’t see your question, keep trying! (I do read them all!)

Enjoy, and it’s truly lovely to be back in the swing of things! (Side note: Anyone else sort of love what’s going on in this week’s Spoiler Room blend? Now that’s a trio!)

‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES': STEFAN CHANNELS… JACK BAUER AND CHUCK NORRIS?
The year 2011 hasn’t been the easiest for Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Co., on The Vampire Diaries, and, as Julie Plec told Mandi Bierly, the first new episode of the season doesn’t do much to indicate changing winds in 2012. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: The best, worst, and most overrated shows of 2011: Plus, what we're jazzed about for 2012, and 'Survivor' picks!

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It’s that time of year. The time to start panicking because you have yet to begin your holiday shopping? Well, yes, but it’s also the time when we here at the InsideTV Podcast take a moment to reflect back on the year in television. What were our favorite shows? What good show had a bad season? What series is completely overrated? And which new shows scored and bored? Dan Snierson, Jessica Shaw, and I give our controversial picks, and also peek ahead to 2012 to name the shows we’re most looking forward to watching next year. (Hint: One of the picks is in the photo above.) READ FULL STORY

AFI's top 10 TV shows: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Louie' in; 'Glee' out

The American Film Institute has been releasing a top 10 movie list since 2000, yet one more volley in the heady awards season hullabaloo. But since 2001, the AFI has also released a list of its top television programs of the year, and their selections have often recognized shows overlooked by other awards groups, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, and Party Down.

This year’s list recognizes several shows for the first time, including HBO’s Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Homeland, FX’s Justified and Louie, and CBS’ The Good Wife. Notably absent: Fox’s Glee, which was on the ’09 and ’10 lists; AMC’s The Walking Dead, which made last year’s list; and any miniseries or made-for-TV movies, which usually make up a healthy portion of the list.

Check out the full top 10 below:  READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation' stars invade 'Bob Burgers': Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman to guest -- EXCLUSIVE

A pair of Parks and Recreation stars are cooking up some comedy in the world of animation: Both Aziz Ansari and Nick Offerman have recorded guest spots on Bob’s Burgers, EW has learned exclusively. In an upcoming episode, Ansari voices a geeky teenage gamer who mentors Bob on a game called Burger Boss in exchange for Bob’s help with a bully problem. READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Rec': The truth about Jerry will be revealed tonight! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

On tonight’s episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, ominously titled “The Trial of Leslie Knope,” our dedicated deputy director must appear before an ethics committee to take responsibility for her clandestine relationship with Ben. Among the witnesses slated to testify during the proceedings is a man named Jerry Gergich… IF SUCH A MAN EVEN EXISTS!

Sorry for the dramatic all-caps treatment, but as you can see in the clip below, we are about to learn something shocking about our resident office punching bag, a secret that has remained hidden for years and years (because no one bothered to ask). If you can’t wait until tonight to watch Leslie learn the truth about the G-Man, press play and share in her horror.

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'Parks and Recreation': Louis C.K. to return

Amy Poehler’s Leslie and Adam Scott’s Ben may be hell-bent on finding a way to build a romantic future together, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be visited by someone from her romantic past. Louis C.K. is set to guest-star again on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, reprising his role as ex-boyfriend Dave Sanderson, an even-tempered cop who asked Leslie to move to San Diego with him in season 2.  (TVLine first reported the news.)

The episode featuring C.K., who currently stars in his own FX comedy, Louie, will air later this season.

'Glee,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' 'The Secret Circle': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Many, many scoops today. So let’s get to it.

But before we do, remember to be sending me your questions! Without you, there are no spoils to be had. So send all queries, theories, thoughts, and Get Well Soon messages (See the results of my clumsiness here) to: spoilerroom@ew.com or hit me up on Twitter: @EWSandraG.

‘GLEE': LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX
It’s hard to know where to begin talking about one of Glee‘s most anticipated episodes of the year. Thankfully, that’s not my problem, because I took your burning questions to resident Gleek lord Tim Stack, who offered up these monster teases! If you didn’t get a chance to submit any, you’re probably not following me on Twitter! Don’t miss out next time! READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation': Seven glorious minutes of Tom Haverford hitting on women -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

There are a few certainties in Pawnee: Ron Swanson will choose meat over meetings. Jerry Gergich will serve as blame magnet. And Tom Haverford will like his chances with any attractive woman within a 50-mile radius. Indeed, one of the many comedic joys of NBC’s Parks and Recreation is watching Aziz Ansari’s tycoon-in-training — a local government staffer turned blinged-out CEO of (the now-bankrupt) Entertainment 720 — attempt to pick up fine females with absurd pickup lines gleaned from the hip-hop high rollers he worships.

“The design of that character was originally that he was constantly hitting on women but he was married,” says executive producer Mike Schur. “We knew from the beginning that the marriage to Wendy [Jama Williamson] was going to be a green-card marriage, and that it wouldn’t be as awful and jerky as it seemed. But once we lined it up with the comedy machine of Aziz Ansari and let him go — and played out that story and she left the show — it was like, ‘We’re not going to stop having that guy hit on women.’ It’s too enjoyable to watch.” READ FULL STORY

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