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Rashida Jones to star in Steve Carell's TBS comedy pilot

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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'Parks and Recreation': Ben is the world's worst prankster -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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

'Parks and Recreation': Leslie & Co. meet the Indianapolis Colts -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Last season on Parks and Recreation, the men of Pawnee wound up at Lucas Oil Stadium as part of Andy’s dream bachelor party. In the first of Thursday’s back-to-back episodes (8 p.m., NBC), our gang returns to the home field of the Indianapolis Colts, and this time the women are playing along too. As part of the NFL’s campaign to promote one hour a day of physical activity for children, Leslie (Amy Poehler) arranges for 100 Pawnee kids to meet the Colts players. What happens when Leslie hits the field with wide receiver Reggie Wayne, April (Aubrey Plaza) encounters quarterback Andrew Luck, and Donna (Retta) is approached by linebacker Robert Mathis? Click below to find out.
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'Parks and Recreation' post-mortem: What comes next after the recall election results?

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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How Wendy Davis inspired 'Parks and Recreation' filibuster storyline

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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NBC has put 'Parks and Recreation' on hiatus

Remember last Friday, when NBC announced a rejiggered primetime schedule for Wednesdays and Thursdays through the rest of the year? A bunch of holiday-themed SNL specials are in; Welcome to the Family and Ironside are out.

It wasn’t until today that analysts realized that shuffled schedule hid one more nugget of information: As Vulture has noted, the Peacock has effectively put Parks and Recreation on hiatus until 2014.

Only four more episodes of Parks will air in 2013, two on Nov. 14 and two on Nov. 21. (One of the Nov. 14 episodes is Halloween-themed; maybe Greg Pikitis is behind this mischief?) The rest of Parks‘ normal Thursday 8 p.m. timeslots will be filled by episodes of The Voice, football games, and a variety of specials, including SNL‘s Halloween clip show, back-from-the-dead a cappella competition The Sing-Off, and NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood. Parks is currently slated to return Jan. 9.
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Amy Poehler and Adam Scott host EW's 'Hart to Hart' reunion -- VIDEO

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ABC’s frothy amateur detective drama Hart to Hart had plenty of fans during its five-season run — but nobody loves it more than Parks and Recreation stars Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. Earlier this year, these superfans painstakingly recreated Hart‘s cheese-tastic opening credits sequence for Scott’s second Greatest Event in Television History special.

So naturally, when EW decided to reunite Hart stars Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, we figured that Poehler and Scott would be the perfect hosts for the event.

Watch Wagner and Powers reminisce about their killer chemistry and styling — Powers did her own hair! — in the video below, courtesy of Good Morning America. Want even more Hart? Head over to Facebook, where fans of EW’s page can unlock an exclusive video of Poehler and Scott seeing if Wagner and Powers remember some of the series’ craziest plotlines — from a dog kennel filled with cocaine to Jonathan and Jennifer being trapped in a “weather chamber.”

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'Parks and Recreation' premiere: The footage that you DIDN'T get to see of Andy at Stonehenge -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Last night’s delightful season premiere of Parks and Recreation took us all the way to England, where Leslie (Amy Poehler) was celebrated for her achievements in local government. It was a bittersweet episode, of course, as we only got to see a few seconds of a disoriented Andy (Chris Pratt) at Stonehenge. If only that scene were a little long— what’s that? There are another 74 seconds of footage from that (pre)historic encounter?

Check out a bonus outtake from that scene, as Andy offers up a fascinating history lesson on the famous monument and bravely attempts to name the other Seven Wonders of the World.  READ FULL STORY

Patton Oswalt to guest on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' -- EXCLUSIVE

Patton Oswalt recently staged a master filibuster on Parks and Recreation, and now he’s getting fired up over an arson case.

EW has learned that the comedian will guest-star as Fire Marshal Boone on Fox’s new police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which was created by Parks executive producers Michael Schur and Dan Goor). In the episode, which is slated to air later this year, Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) investigates a suspicious fire and winds up crossing paths and butting heads with Boone. As it turns out, the two have a history of not enjoying each other.
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'Parks and Recreation': Leslie goes to London, meets Heidi Klum -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Knope, you don’t have to wait much longer to witness Leslie’s overseas adventures in the season 6 premiere of Parks and Recreation. In the hour-long episode, which airs Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. on NBC, Leslie (Amy Poehler) & Co. journey to London so she can receive a women-in-government award from an international organization. Also being honored: Ulee Danssen, a small-town mayor from Denmark, played by Heidi Klum. Press play to witness the moment that Leslie meets Ulee, and revel in her symmetry.
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Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher talk 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher are teaming up to clean up the streets with a new weapon: Laughter. From the producers of beloved small-town-government comedy Parks and Recreation comes the promising big-city-cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, an ensemble show starring Samberg as Jake Peralta, a young detective whose gift for solving cases is rivaled by his talent for clowning around, something that displeases his straitlaced, straight-faced new boss, Captain Ray Holt (Braugher). In EW’s Fall TV Preview issue, we visited the Brooklyn Nine-Nine set and spent some time interrogating the new partners in comedy crime before their big debut on Fox tonight at 8:30 p.m. Our critics have also named the show one of the best new series of the fall. Before you race to the newsstand to pick up the issue, though, step out of the vehicle and slowly place your hands on the scroll bar to check out these bonus quotes from the cast and series creators Michael Schur and Dan Goor.
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