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'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

'Parks and Recreation': NBC.com unveils webisodes tied to tonight's episode -- VIDEO

Is a half-hour of Parks and Recreation on Thursday nights not enough to satisfy your comedy craving? Then take joy in the news that extra laughs are coming your way: EW has learned that NBC.com will debut five webisodes of the comedy — call them Lil’ Sebastian-sized, if you will — after the East Coast broadcast of tonight’s episode, “End of the World,” which sets up the story for these online-only installments, a first for the show. (UPDATE: The webisodes are now available. See below.)

Check out the following clip to get a taste of the road-trip adventure embarked upon by April (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy (Chris Pratt). Highlights include a disgusting bottle, a visit to a nondescript patch of land that Andy believes is the Four Corners, and a spider that scares April out of the car. (“She has that arachno-cornocopia thing,” he explains.)  READ FULL STORY

Game 6 attacks Thursday: 'Community,' 'Parks,' 'Office' hit lows

At least Prime Suspect has an excuse this week.

Fox’s coverage of Game 6 of the World Series crushed most of the competition Thursday night, hitting NBC’s lineup particularly hard. Game 6 delivered an overnight household rating of 13.8 — the highest yet for this championship. Once again, female-skewing ABC not only didn’t drop, but managed a slight gain; plus there was good news for The CW’s Vampire Diaries.

CBS came in second with Big Bang Theory (14.3 million, 4.5), down 12 percent, and Rules of Engagement (10.8 million, 3.4), off 6 percent. Person of Interest (11.5 million, 2.6) only lost a tenth and The Mentalist (12.2 million, 2.5) was steady.

ABC’s annual repeat of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (7.4 million, 2.3) doubled the performance of the last weeks of Charlie’s Angels in the spot. Then Grey’s Anatomy (9.8 million, 3.7) and Private Practice (6.6 million, 2.4) were up slightly.

NBC, however, was hit hard: READ FULL STORY

Alloy adds 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Parks and Recreation,' and 'Pretty Little Liars' alums to cast of web series 'Dating Rules'

Alloy Entertainment — the minds behind teen series Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Circle, and many more — is currently producing a new web series, Dating Rules From My Future Self, which is adding several new cast members. EW has exclusively learned that Taylor Kinney (The Vampire Diaries), Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), Mircea Monroe (Episodes), and Bryce Johnson (Pretty Little Liars) have joined the cast alongside the sole star so far, Life Unexpected‘s Shiri Appleby (pictured here), who is also producing with Alloy’s Josh Bank, Bob Levy, and Tripp Reed.

The nine-episode series — which will premiere in January — is being directed by Elizabeth Allen (90210, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl) and is an original concept from Alloy that follows a 29-year-old woman (Appleby) who gets text messages from herself 10 years in the future that serve as warnings that she has to change her dating tactics or she’ll end up alone and unhappy. Dating Rules is Alloy’s sixth web series, and the company is currently webcasting First Day 2: First Dance and Wendy.

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Web series ‘Wendy': See a sneak peek of episode 3 here!

'Revenge,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'NCIS,' 'Bones,' 'Supernatural': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Wow, this week’s Spoiler Room photo has so much pretty…

Sorry. Back on track!

There’s a lot for you to eat up here, so I’ll make this brief. Thanks for all your questions! Keep it up! Tell me what you’re loving, what you’re hating, what you ate for breakfast (kidding!…or…) and what you’re dying to know! E-mail all your fabulous ponderings to spoilerroom@ew.com or find me on Twitter: @EWSandraG.

On to the scoop, featuring goods on the likes of Parenthood, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, Persons of Interest, Parks and Recreation, and a Titanic reference. (God, help us all.)

‘GOSSIP GIRL': EP TALKS MORE ON ‘SLEEP NO MORE,’
How much did you love this news? I was so excited I even circled Nov. 14 in my calendar and drew a creepy mask by the date to remind myself. But in case you need even more reasons to be excited about the impending romantic entanglements in this very special episode, executive producer Josh Safran told me that much “like masked balls in the past, there are multiple kisses — between multiple people” in the episode. “Like, quadratic couples, I’d say,” he teases. Could that have something to do with the “big kiss” everyone has been asking me about? Possibly… READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation': Come inside April and Andy's Halloween party! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

There will be no new episode of Parks and Recreation tonight (trick!). But we have a preview clip from next Thursday’s episode to tide you over (treat!). As you’ve probably guessed from that photo, the plot revolves around Halloween: Andy and April throw a costume party, during which Andy is shirtless (as former UFC champ Chuck Liddell) and Ben is mirthless (as himself). Press play with those salty fingers and then speculate wildly about Ron Swanson’s possible attire. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural,' 'Fringe,' 'House,' 'Gossip Girl': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Friday, friends!

I’ve had a long and exhausting week trolling the sets of your favorite shows in rainy (but completely lovely) Vancouver, and it’s paid off. Not only have I walked away from my travels with a new love for all things (and people) Canadian, but I come back to my motherland with plenty of TV bounty.

And before you dig in, remember to send me your questions about everything you’re watching. From the highly acclaimed (Good Wife?) to the pleasantly culty (Vampire Diaries?), I want to hear what’s on your brains. Send all queries to spoilerroom@ew.com and remember, as always, to follow me on Twitter (@EWSandraG) for the latest.

‘SUPERNATURAL’: SERA GAMBLE TALKS WHO WILL RETURN… AND WHO WON’T (FOR A WHILE) READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation': Leslie shows off her new book -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Leslie Knope: Best-selling author in the making? In Thursday’s episode, titled “Born and Raised,” Leslie faces a little adversity while attempting to promote her all-about-Pawnee book. But in this clip, she proudly presents signed copies of her work to the staff. Come for the insult of Jerry, stay for the fist-bump shared between Chris and Tom.  READ FULL STORY

'Charlie's Angels' loses flight; 'How to Be a Gentleman' struggles

The competition took a beating Thursday because of The X Factor, which gave FOX a win in adults 18-49 (3.9 rating/10 share) and another chance to boast about its domination (like, how its the first time ever that Fox has won the first two Thursdays of the season). The two-hour show averaged 11.9 million, according to early results.

Charlie’s Angels took a direct hit on ABC — earning a mere 1.5/4, which was down 29 percent versus last week. It averaged 7.1 million. Grey’s Anatomy suffered but not too terribly; it earned a 3.5/9 (10 million) but was still down 15 percent. Most of the damage was heaped upon Kate Walsh and the return of Private Practice, which earned a 2.8/8 (and 7.8 million) and logged its lowest-rated premiere ever. READ FULL STORY

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