A regionally famous rock band may reunite in Pawnee, and its singer will be portrayed by… Jeff Tweedy. READ FULL STORY
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'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
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
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
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 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
Rashida Jones is going from Pawnee to the PD.
The Parks and Recreation actress, who is departing the NBC series, has signed on to star in a TBS comedy pilot from Steve Carell, a.k.a. her former co-star on The Office. Tribeca is a police procedural satire set at LAPD’s RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit), and Jones will star as Angie Tribeca, a strong-willed lone-wolf veteran of the force who is unhappy to learn that she’ll have to start working with a partner. READ FULL STORY
'Parks and Recreation': John Hodgman, Dan Castellaneta to play rival public radio hosts -- EXCLUSIVE
John Hodgman will take his acting expertise to Pawnee and guest-star in an episode of Parks and Recreation. The four-eyed Daily Show contributor/author, who is no stranger to public radio appearances, will assume the role of August Clementine, public radio host and super snobby Eagletonian. The episode also features the return of Derry Murbles (The Simpsons‘ Dan Castellaneta), host of Wamapoke County Public Radio’s Thoughts for Your Thoughts, as Derry is forced to share his show with August now that Eagleton has been absorbed into Pawnee. This merger does not go smoothly.
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They say that revenge is a dish best served cold. The worst way? Have Ben serve it. In Thursday’s episode of Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), Leslie’s nerdy husband (Adam Scott) starts his new job as City Manager. After Andy (Chris Pratt), April (Aubrey Plaza), and Donna (Retta) play a prank on him, Ben attempts to retaliate with an elaborate piece of mischief that doesn’t go quite as planned. Actually, it never even has a chance to. Press play on this non-boobytrapped video below to see for yourself.
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'Parks and Recreation': It's the 100th episode... and Leslie's final day as a City Councilwoman -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
The time has come for Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) to face down her last day in office as a City Councilwoman. How will she cope with letting go? Will she let go? What future moves is she plotting with Ben (Adam Scott)? And because we’re still in question mode, we ask: How will Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) react when they discover the sex of their soon-to-be-born child? And is
Jerry Garry Larry (Jim O’Heir) headed for another identity crisis? Answers to these questions are contained inside the 100th episode of Parks and Recreation, which airs Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. A peek at one or two of those answers is contained in the video below, so stop all tex-mexting at once and check out this clip from the milestone installment. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler Alert: Do not read below if you do not want to know the results of Pawnee’s recall election.
“Too close to call.” “A nail-biter.” “A bitter battle to the very end.” These were all the things Leslie Knope’s recall election was NOT. In a landslide vote, reported by local newsman Perd Hapley, Leslie Knope was officially recalled from office.
It was a sad day for the plucky public servant. A sad day for the Parks department. And a sad day for America, really. And as we saw, Leslie didn’t take the news well. She drowned her sorrows with booze and had what we’ll call an near-unfortunate tattoo experience. But she’ll bounce back from this personal and professional blow, right? As Leslie would say, absotutely.
“I think there’s a lot of comedy coming up,” said Amy Poehler, who spoke with reporters after a screening of the episodes earlier this week. “We had a lot of fun with what she does as a dead man walking.”
In fact, the next two episodes will largely focus on the “massive ticking clock” on Leslie’s time as a councilwoman, according to exec producer Mike Schur. As mentioned in tonight’s episode, she has 30 days left in office, and Schur says she intends to use them to their fullest potential, leading up to January’s 100th episode, which is “literally about her final hours as a city councilwoman.”
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Leslie Knope is in the fight of her life in the first of two new episodes of Parks and Recreation airing tonight: She’s filibustering in roller skates.
And as you might guess, the storyline was directly inspired by that other famous filibustering female — Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who in June famously staged an 11-hour filibuster in an effort to block a bill that would place strict restrictions on abortion.
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