If you’re a fan of Parks and Recreation and are eagerly awaiting tomorrow’s season 4 premiere (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), then we literally have the perfect gift for you. Yes, it’s a scene from that episode, featuring one of TV’s funniest couples, April (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy (Chris Pratt). Press play to see April juggle jobs as acting manager of the Parks department and life manager for Andy, as he tries to figure out whether he should go work for Tom (Aziz Ansari) at 720 Entertainment. And if you try telling us that you’re too busy to watch it right now, then we declare everything that you are saying is stupid. READ FULL STORY »
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Scramble up some pre-birds, assemble a tray of zerts, and grab a couple of food rakes: It’s finally time to dig into the fourth season of Parks and Recreation. But before you reconnect with your favorite local government employees this Thursday at 8:30 p.m., check out what exec producer Mike Schur revealed to EW about the upcoming action.
• Leslie must choose between two loves.
“Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) realize that if she’s running for office and anyone in town finds out that she’s sleeping with Ben, who’s essentially her boss, that’s the kind of thing that can really sink a campaign. She attacks the problem from every angle and comes to the conclusion that there’s no way to have a relationship and to follow her dream of running for office. So, the premiere is about her trying to make a decision about which one she wants to do. The first half of the year is about her living with that decision and trying to imagine the road not taken…. The last scene in the premiere is the everything-comes-to-a-head scene with Ben and Leslie. It’s a very interesting, fraught scene. And it was Grade-A acting on both of their parts. I’m really excited to see how people react.” READ FULL STORY »
Welcome to Spoiler Room: Jen’s Edition. Kidding. But also not really. After wrapping up today’s column, I realized I chose four questions from people named Jen. I promise you, this is not an act of favoritism. But now I’m really curious how many of you are out there.
Regardless, if you ask, I’ll answer. So get askin’! Send your questions, ponderings, new show scoop requests, and post-premiere reactions to firstname.lastname@example.org. And if many of your names happen to be Jen, fantastic. (Your move, Sarahs.)
‘GREY’S ANATOMY’: FINALLY SOME MER/DER FOR YOU
I can’t tell you how often I get harassed lovingly asked for Meredith and Derek scoop, and after sitting through next week’s two-hour premiere with my mouth hanging open for 80 minutes (two hours, minus commercials), here’s what you’re going to get out of me on Mer/Der, Crowen, and Alex (who is sans nickname because he’s all alone. Poor Alex). READ FULL STORY »
That’s just one scene in this extended NBC fall comedy preview that’s going to be screening in movie theaters this weekend (hey, it definitely beats those MovieTickets.com ads). Aside from teasing The Office (could Craig Robinson be the new manager?), the first-online EW exclusive clip reel also includes moments from Parks & Recreation, a first look at John Goodman on Community, along with moments from new shows Up All Night starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, Free Agents with Hank Azaria, and Whitney starring Whitney Cummings. It’s all below here: READ FULL STORY »
Did you know the first 100 words of this column are the last 100 words I write every week? I say this for two reasons: 1) If you’ve ever noticed the coherency of this column increases as you work your way through it, you now know why. 2) You now also have an incentive to click to the second page of this column. (Yes! I’m paginated now! << I don’t know if that statement is the “Spoiler Room” speaking or yours truly. I’m going to say it’s the “room” since I, in fact, am not paginated.)
At any rate, take note of the little number “2″ because it’s your path 2 more scoop. (See what I did there.) Hey, I warned you just one paragraph ago…
Remember to send scoop requests to email@example.com (note to the two smooshed “r”s) and follow me on Twitter for more things that don’t make a lot of sense and a few things that do (like TV scoop!). @EWSandraG READ FULL STORY »
Have you been missing your weekly servings of Andy Dwyer, that shoe-shining, Mouse Rat-fronting manchild from Parks and Recreation? While you await the show’s return on Sept. 22, check out something almost as good as 5,000 candles in the wind: an official Andy montage culled from the first three seasons of the Indiana-set comedy! Watch Andy (Chris Pratt) run an ill-fated receiving route in the parking lot, exhibit terrible waiting skills, vividly demonstrate how food gets converted into energy, and much more! (You won’t see him rattle off the list of former band names here, but surely that’ll be included in part 2, right?) Madames and miss…wahhs?, if you would do me the obligation of having… your honor… heretofore… eh, just press play and enjoy your journey into the world of Andymation. READ FULL STORY »
'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'The Office': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
Hello from, L.A.!
The sun is shining, the Television Critics Association press tour is in full swing, there’s a party with Fox network stars tonight, I’m in the pacific time zone — which means this column is only an hour late — and I ate my weight in french fries from a food truck last night on Melrose Ave. I’m feelin’ pretty damn good, Roomies. And I hope you feel the same after reading this week’s scoop!
If not, you should probably e-mail me scoop requests to spoilerroom@EW.com. We’ll try again next week. And yes, this intro is particularly sunny because I’m hoping that will stop people from e-mailing me spam for Zoloft. If this doesn’t do the trick, I don’t know what will.
For more of my LA adventures, party twitpics, or just to harass me for scoop, follow me on Twitter: @EWSandraG
‘HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’: NOW THAT’S A WEDDING!
True to their word, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas confirmed that this upcoming season’s first episode takes place at Punchy’s wedding in Cleveland a few days after the finale. But what’s the gang going through exactly? Well, in Lily’s case, she’s finds herself struggling to keep her and Marshall’s big announcement a secret. READ FULL STORY »
Take, for instance, the conversation they had with EW on the red carpet for NBC’s All-Star party on Monday night during TCA Press Tour. Among the topics? O’Heir’s hopes that — like Ron — we’ll delve into Jerry’s life a bit and meet some important ladies: His wife Gayle and three daughters!
“I want to,” O’Heir told EW. “I have the wife, the kids, the daughters. I’m pretty sure [they're] going to [cast] Demi Moore or Angelina Jolie. They’ve both been calling. So we might go that direction. It would make the most sense I think.” (We’re pretty sure he’s joking about that.) As for Donna, Retta said there’s only one thing she’d like to see this season…
Watch below for the shocking answer! (And hear them talk about latest guest star Patricia Clarkson!) READ FULL STORY »
'The Vampire Diaries,' 'White Collar,' 'Supernatural,' 'Raising Hope': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
Hey, Roomies. I missed you during my travels! But your letters and questions kept me warm last week in San Diego during Comic-Con. (No, seriously, they made me sleep outside and I used them as a blanket. I’m kidding… probably.)
So, here we are, on the doorstep of fall TV, and we’re knocking hard until we get all the info we crave. Let’s get to it.
Remember to keep those queries coming! Mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to me @EWSandraG. Also, if you have a little time, send me your thoughts on Comic-Con. What you liked (videos?), what you didn’t like (the stupid faces I apparently make when I get really excited), and tell me if your scoop appetite was fed to your satisfaction. We have 360-ish days to work on it, and we’d like to start now. Love you like nerds love Mrs. Fields and overpriced memorabilia! Till next week.
‘VAMPIRE DIARIES’: KLAUS AND ELENA DISH!
There’s so much to look forward to on this season of The Vampire Diaries. Elena’s 18th birthday, bad Stefan, and soapy Damon. But when prompted for his outlook for the season, Joseph Morgan says he’s most excited to meet Klaus’ family. “We get a chance to go back and see the point where they became vampires and where the curse was placed on Klaus to suppress his hybrid nature, his hybrid side,” he told a roundtable. “It’ll be interesting when we introduce other originals who are possibly equally as powerful or have some sort of emotional hold over Klaus … to see what that brings out of him.” READ FULL STORY »
Should you find an unfortunately misguided human being on this Earth who has never heard of my hero, Parks and Recreation‘s Ron Swanson, this six-minute video is all the introduction you need to present to them.
This exclusive compilation video of Ron’s best foodie moments is not only a peek inside the brain of a complicated man, but pretty darn hilarious, too. It’ll be the best use of six minutes any of us will have all day — unless you spend the same amount of time consuming a bacon wrapped food item at some point today: READ FULL STORY »