On Thursday’s episode on Parks and Recreation, Ben (Adam Scott) takes Leslie (Amy Poehler) to where it all started for him: Partridge, Minn. At a ceremony in his hometown, he is to be given a key to the city — and presumably forgiven for bankrupting the place when he was just an 18-year-old mayor with a crazy dream of building a winter sports complex called Ice Town. READ FULL STORY
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Parks and Recreation means business on Thursday night. Not just because the episode, “Bailout,” is rich with laughs, but also because Pawnee commerce plays a role in two different plots. You will be introduced to Jean-Ralphio’s sister, Mona Lisa (guest star Jenny Slate), who takes a job at Rent-A-Swag and immediately troubles Tom (Aziz Ansari) with her work ethic that involves neither work nor ethics. And as you will see in the video below, Councilwoman Knope (Amy Poehler) tries to help Dennis Lerpiss, the owner of Pawnee’s only indie video store (guest Jason Schwartzman) by getting his failing business classified as a historic landmark, much to the libertarian dismay of Ron (Nick Offerman).
Come for a discussion about the role of government in the free market. Stay for Leslie’s attempt at slam poetry and Dennis’ reaction to Michael Bay movies. READ FULL STORY
The comedy series starring podcasting comedian Marc Maron as himself will finally see the light of your television on May 3 at 10 p.m. ET, IFC announced today. READ FULL STORY
The big social event of Pawnee is finally almost here. On Thursday, in the first of two back-to-back episodes of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) will finally tie the knot. And, as anyone who saw last week’s episode is well aware, the pair’s last-minute decision to marry that night means the whole wedding will have to get thrown together in about two hours.
EW was part of a conference call with Poehler and Scott as well as Parks co-creator/writer Michael Schur this afternoon where the three dished about what we can expect from the wedding and the rest of the season, as well as some of their personal favorite Leslie/Ben moments from the courtship. Check out four revelations below. READ FULL STORY
After playing a white supremacist inmate (Oz), newspaper editor (Spider-Man), police psychiatrist (Law & Order), and assistant police chief (The Closer), J.K. Simmons will pop up as a politician in Parks and Recreation. The actor is guest-starring as the slightly gruff mayor of Partridge, Minn., a post that Ben (Adam Scott) briefly held when he was 18, before being impeached for developing the ill-conceived Ice Town that bankrupted the burg. READ FULL STORY
The Women Who Run TV: Amy Poehler on the best show she never pitched; plus, who's on her inspiration board?
Amy Poehler is showing Knope signs of slowing down in Hollywood. In addition to her starring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, she’s producing a pilot for Comedy Central based on the web series Broad City, appearing in three upcoming movies (A.C.O.D, They Came Together, You Are Here), overseeing her online network Smart Girls at the Party, hosting shiny events like the Golden Globes, and writing a book. For those reasons — and just because she’s, you know, funny — Poehler is highlighted in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly as part of our Women Who Run TV feature. During our interview, we asked the 41-year-old actress/writer/producer for the best TV show pitch she ever brainstormed that never saw the light of day, and she shared an intriguing one with us. READ FULL STORY
Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) knows way too much about self-pampering and pick-up techniques, but far too little about basketball. In Thursday’s episode of Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), he drafts both nerd (Ben, played by Adam Scott) and jock (Andy, played by Chris Pratt) to teach him how to play the sport so he can better connect with the hoops-obsessed kids who frequent his Rent-A-Swag store. Let us head over to the gym where the trio are slated to tip-off against some area youths. As you will see in this clip, Tom is no Detlef Schrempf.
In other plot news from the episode, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and April (Aubrey Plaza) become garbage collectors for a day to prove a gender-equality-in-government point, and Diane (Lucy Lawless) asks Ron (Nick Offerman) to babysit her daughters.
Jason Schwartzman is about to bring some indie spirit to Pawnee: The actor/musician (Bored to Death, Rushmore) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation, NBC has confirmed. (The Huffington Post first reported the news.) Schwartman plays Dennis Lerpiss, the owner of the town’s only independent-movie video store who joins forces with Leslie (Amy Poehler) to try to get his slumping business classified as a historical landmark. READ FULL STORY
Happy Holidays, gang!
As we head into the greatest time of the year, I wish you nothing but goodness. May your stockings be full (of TV on DVD), your families be well (/less crazy than the Graysons), and your holidays be more magical than Storybrooke.
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Happy Endings or Parks and Rec? Homeland or Sons of Anarchy?
Now is your chance to make your voice heard. We’ve told you some of our choices for the best shows of the year. Now we want to hear what you think. Vote below in our poll and tell us which show is your pick for best this year, and then check out the results — as well as more television picks from the EW staff — in Entertainment Weekly‘s Best & Worst 2012 issue, on newsstands Dec. 21.
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What do Walter White and Phil Dunphy have in common? They’re both at the center of the TV shows most honored by the Writers Guild of America today. The group just announced the nominees for its annual awards, which will be handed out Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Breaking Bad garnered five nods; Modern Family drew four. Here’s a list of all the primetime and late night series in contention for the event’s biggest prizes:
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