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NBC sets finale dates for 'Community,' 'Blacklist,' 'The Voice,' more

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.

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Ben Wyatt loses it over Iron Throne in 'Parks and Rec' deleted scene -- VIDEO

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:

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Michelle Obama to guest on 'Parks and Recreation'

A famous White House resident will be popping up on Parks and Recreation. READ FULL STORY

'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

'Parks and Recreation': Rob Huebel to play 'super terrible dude' -- EXCLUSIVE

Two-thirds of a Human Giant reunion will take place on Parks and Recreation for the second time. READ FULL STORY

Seth Meyers' first week of 'Late Night' guests to include Kanye West, VP Joe Biden, Amy Poehler

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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'Parks and Recreation': Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to guest -- EXCLUSIVE

A regionally famous rock band may reunite in Pawnee, and its singer will be portrayed by… Jeff Tweedy. 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

'Parks and Recreation': Amy Poehler on tonight's farewell episode for Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe

Adios, Ann. Later, Traeger. A pregnant nurse/beautiful tropical fish and an impossibly cheery city manager are packing up and leaving Pawnee to begin their new life together in Ann Arbor. Tonight’s episode of Parks and Recreation, which airs at 8:30 p.m. on NBC, will serve as the goodbye gala for Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) and Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe), and you can only imagine how Leslie (Amy Poehler) will handle the parting of ways with her best friend. (To do less imagining and more receiving of actual hints from executive producer Michael Schur, click here with your tear-stained mouse.) READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation': 15 teases for Chris and Ann's farewell episode

You might want to treat yo’self to a box of Kleenex: It is time to bid adieu to Chris Traeger, literally the most optimistic (and fastest) person in Pawnee, and Ann Perkins (Ann Perkins!), you beautiful, naïve, sophisticated newborn baby. Yes, the last episode of Parks and Recreation featuring Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones airs tonight at 8:30 p.m. on NBC, as Chris and Ann ride off together into the Midwest sunset (before Lowe becomes a tennis pro and Jones joins the LAPD).

“It was exactly as bittersweet as I imagined it would be,” executive producer Michael Schur says of filming the pair’s final installment. “It was as bitter and as sweet. And it was as celebratory as you can be while still being a little sad.” How will Knope cope without her best friend? Status: Unclear. In the meantime, Leslie (Amy Poehler) will attempt to send off Ann with an over-the-big-top bash and to make good on an old promise, while Ben (Adam Scott), Ron (Nick Offerman), and Andy (Chris Pratt) find that giving a goodbye gift to Chris is harder than they thought. What else can you expect from this farewell episode, titled “Ann and Chris”? Schur dropped 15 hints to EW: READ FULL STORY

Amy Poehler is the anti-Leslie Knope on 'Kroll Show' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Nick Kroll has popped up on Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation as the second half of shock-jock team Crazy Ira and the Douche. Now Poehler flips the script and guest-stars on Kroll Show as a highly dubious individual that is nothing like Knope in the next installment of “Rich Dicks.” Click on the video below to watch Wendy (Jon Daly), Aspen (Kroll), and Wendy’s sister Winnie/Heath (Poehler) in horrible, shallow, filthy-wealthy kinda-NSFW action. READ FULL STORY

NBC orders Rob Lowe comedy pilot

NBC is hoping that Rob Lowe can serve up more laughs on its air even after leaving Parks and Recreation.

The network has ordered a pilot for the single-camera comedy The Pro, which is set at a country club and stars Lowe as an ex-tennis doubles champion who reunites with his former partner after a public feud that resulted in both of them bottoming out. Lowe also will serve as executive producer along with Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory (The Larry Sanders Show), who will write the pilot, and Todd Holland (Malcolm in the Middle), who will direct. READ FULL STORY

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