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Posted Friday 10/26/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Parks and Rec alums Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones are joining Wiz Khalifa on the Fox animated comedy Duncanville
Poehler will produce and voice two characters on the Fox comedy about Duncan, “a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends.”
Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 9:37PM EDT
Riki Lindhome to star in and co-write potential Fox comedy Tails from producer Amy Poehler
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Another Period and Garfunkel and Oates vet will play "a woman in her late 30s, who despite the pressure she feels from the world around her, refuses to settle in any area of her life." Lindhome will co-write Tails with Monica Padrick.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Here are 11 essential Late Night with Conan O'Brien clips in honor of its 25th anniversary
Source: E! Online
Included are The Slipnutz, The FedEx Pope, In the Year 2000 and Amy Poehler as Andy Richter's little sister. ALSO: Stephen Colbert congratulates Conan, says "I will never be as funny as you are."
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 5:47PM EDT
NBC renews Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's Making It
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Parks and Recreation co-stars will return for a second season of their crafting reality show.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 3:28PM EDT
Amy Poehler responds to the NRA using a GIF of Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope
Poehler made her first public comments over the GIF today after telling the NRA to "f*ck off," via Parks and Rec co-creator Michael Schur, when the gun-rights organization tweeted a GIF of Poehler's likeness in February. "That’s the thing about the internet, you don’t have control over who appropriates what, and why and how, but I think most times the character of Leslie is used for the power of good and that’s all we want her to be," Poehler said at the TV press tour. As for a Parks and Rec reunion, Poehler said: “I’m tech avail," adding: “God, I have no idea. Everybody has my number…we all have a text chain and talk to each other almost everyday. So I think everybody would be excited to do some version of it — hopefully on ice.”
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 6:25PM EDT
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman make NBC's Making It the perfect balm for troubled times
Source: The Atlantic
"When the historians of the future look back upon this particular era in history, NBC’s Making It is one way they’ll ascertain how very wrong things went in 2018," says Sophie Gilbert. "To be clear, the crafting competition hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman is a total joy, a cashmere-swaddled hug of a show that exudes geniality and zany warmth. If it had a scent, that scent would be fall leaves, cinnamon, and clean linen. Making It’s spirit animal is a golden retriever. It’s the kind of series that’s so irrepressibly comforting, so extremely absorbing, that it could only be summoned by a culture that’s sorely in need of relief."
- Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are so fantastic that they take the onus of being entertaining off of the contestants
- Making It positively brims with the goodheartedness of Poehler and Offerman's previous NBC collaboration, Parks And Recreation
- Making It is a charming reminder that we're in the midst of a "cutesiness epidemic"
- It is basically the Queer Eye of crafting
- Making It is so close in sensibility to The Great British Baking Show that the coveted title on each show is nearly the same -- master maker vs. master baker
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 10:37PM EDT
ABC News' 20/20 to devote another hour to the Thailand Cave Rescue
Friday's show will offer new details about the successful rescue effort, including interviews with the two British divers who were part of the team that helped bring the boys back alive. ALSO: Amy Poehler tells Seth Meyers she's obsessed with the Thailand Cave Rescue story.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite for "Really!?!" segment
The former SNL star "Weekend Update" co-anchors reteamed on Late Night to resurrect their signature bit in taking on former FBI director James Comey.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Amy Poehler doesn't want to talk comedy when "the whole world is on fire"
Source: The A.V. Club
Poehler got serious in answering a light-hearted survey for The Hollywood Reporter’s “The 40(ish) Most Powerful People In Comedy” feature. When asked about the funniest thing about The Trump administration, she responded: "Are you kidding me?"
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Tina Fey pitches a Liz Lemon-Leslie Knope spinoff of 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation
"Amy's willing to do a Parks & Rec reboot," she told Entertainment Tonight on the Tonys red carpet, referring to Amy Poehler. "Maybe we should just do a Liz Lemon, Leslie Knope spinoff."
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
Amy Poehler: I would be up for a Parks and Recreation revival "someday"
Source: TV Guide
Poehler and Nick Offerman were asked about a potential revival while visiting Ellen to promote their new NBC show Making It. "I'll speak for everybody and say we would all do it," Poehler said. "I think we would all do it someday. It would be amazing." Added Offerman, jokingly: "We said that if Beyoncé will play the mayor, we'll bring the show back."
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Check out Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman reunited on NBC's Making It
Source: TV Insider
The former Parks and Recreation co-stars are back together for NBC's crafting competition series, premiering July 31.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
NBC orders two female-led comedies: Michael Schur's Abby's and Amy Poehler's I Feel Bad
Natalie Morales stars in the multi-camera comedy Abby's, from The Good Place's Michael Schur, playing the owner of an unlicensed backyard bar in San Diego. On the Poehler-produced I Feel Bad, Sarayu Blue plays "the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter" who suddenly realizes she's not that perfect.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Adult Swim orders Three Busy Debras comedy pilot from Amy Poehler
The comedy trio of Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig, and Alyssa Stonoha, known as "Three Busy Debras," will star in the "absurdist half-hour comedy that follows three disturbed housewives and their fellow residents of an affluent Connecticut suburb that exists outside of reality as we know it."
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 6:42AM EDT
Carol Burnett blames ABC network meddling for killing off her Amy Poehler-produced sitcom pilot
“The pilot was very funny and the audience and everyone seemed to think “whee!,”” Burnett told the New York Post of her pilot, titled Household Name. “Then the network wanted to recast a couple of main parts … and wanted (creator) Michael Saltzman to add extra stuff they thought was funny — more of the family stuff and less of the oddball situation we were in.”