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
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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
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
'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
Based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Nat Geo’s Killing Kennedy follows John F. Kennedy (Rob Lowe) and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar), in the final years of both their lives. And now, the first trailer for the TV movie shows Lowe behind the podium as Kennedy, delivering a speech about the “very dangerous and uncertain world” in which he lived.
The trailer also gives us glimpses of Ginnifer Goodwin as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. And, of course, a first glimpse at the bullet shell that nobody saw coming.
Watch the trailer below:
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After the TCA session for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox’s new comedy starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, co-creator/executive producer Michael Schur addressed the hot topic from that other show he co-created and executive produces, Parks and Recreation: The departures of Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones after the 13th episode of this season. He elaborated on his statement from yesterday, explaining how the decision came about and how it will impact the show: READ FULL STORY
“Every president today talks like him,” Rob Lowe says. “They’re all like bad actors who do variations on that performance. … If we were in a corner I could do every [modern] president’s version of imitating President Kennedy.”
Lowe is on stage at the Beverly Hilton where he’s on a Television Critics Association press tour panel promoting Nat Geo’s Killing Kennedy, the movie version of Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s bestseller chronicling the final years of the president and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar). The film’s debut later this year will coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death.
Though Lowe wasn’t yet born when Kennedy was killed, he says he has a longtime fascination with the man and his death. “I’ve been following the Kennedy assassination since I was in the first or second grade,” he says. “I’ve read every conspiracy assassination book… I’ve come around to thinking [the Warren Commission] got it right — that Oswald acted alone.”
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Steven Soderbergh’s HBO film Behind the Candelabra is full of WTF moments, but Rob Lowe’s physical transformation as Liberace’s plastic surgeon Dr. Startz might be the most jaw-dropping. Read on for Lowe’s take on his disturbing yet fascinating makeover, the similarities between Dr. Startz and Lowe’s Parks and Recreation character, and what it was like to see “Gordon Gekko banging Jason Bourne.” READ FULL STORY
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
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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