It’s time to wrap up another season of Parks and Recreation, one in which new City Councilwoman Leslie Knope found herself in soda wars (of the 512-ounce variety) and jams (of the Councilman Jamm variety). Tonight’s episode, which airs on NBC at 9:30 p.m., will boast a different feel than last year’s celebratory send-off. “Last year’s finale was very much about ending something,” says series co-creator/exec producer Michael Schur. “It was the end of her campaign and it was her victory speech, and it put this great punctuation mark on the entire season. And what I like about this finale is that this also wraps up the year very explicitly. It’s about her first year in office. She gets revisited by a lot of people whose lives she affected in different ways, but the end of the finale is about throwing balls up into the air instead of catching them. It’s about throwing forward to next season and it feels very exciting.” Schur tossed EW a bunch of teasers for season 5′s farewell episode, which you can read and re-read below. READ FULL STORY »
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Of the many ways to make a baby, former lovers Chris (Rob Lowe) and Ann (Rashida Jones) have chosen the one that involves the least amount of sex. In Thursday’s episode of Parks and Recreation (NBC, 9 p.m.), Chris helps Ann move one step closer to realizing her dream of being with child when they visit a fertility clinic, where Chris will need to, you know, provide a sample.
Check out the clip below to see how this non-couple (who are getting back together at one point, right?) handle the big moment. Elsewhere in the episode, Leslie (Amy Poehler) discovers that Jerry (Jim O’Heir) is retiring, and Tom (Aziz Ansari) now fears that he will become the split-pants butt of all jokes in the office. READ FULL STORY »
EW has confirmed that The Office star Oscar Nuñez has been cast in Lifetime’s Prosecuting Casey Anthony. Nuñez will play Anthony’s headline-grabbing attorney Jose Baez and face off against Rob Lowe, who we previously reported has signed on to play prosecutor Jeff Ashton. Taking on the dramatic role of Baez shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for the stone-faced Nuñez, who often plays Dunder Mifflin’s comedic straight man.
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Rob Lowe is quickly becoming Lifetime’s go-to guy for sordid crime trial docudramas. After his turn this past January as Drew Peterson in Drew Peterson: Untouchable, Lowe will next star in the network’s upcoming movie Prosecuting Casey Anthony as Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor in the Casey Anthony trial. The Casey Anthony trial dominated the news in 2011, when Anthony was acquitted in the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. The trial grabbed attention due to its gruesome nature and what many perceived to be overwhelming evidence against Anthony that came out in the trial. The film is based on a book by Ashton and according to the network “will examine what the prosecution got right, what they got wrong and why Ashton remains convinced of Casey Anthony’s guilt.”
“We’re thrilled to have Rob returning to our network, after his amazing star turn as Drew Peterson. He’s one of those rare stars who can do it all, comedy, drama, heroes and villains. There are very few actors in the history of our business who have been able to have such success on such a broad range,” Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks, said in a statement.
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