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Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Parks and Rec stars have a mini-reunion for Galentine's Day
In honor of today's Galentine's Day celebration, Aubrey Plaza posted a photo of herself reunited with fellow Parks stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Kathryn Hahn. As Newsweek notes, Feb. 13 has become an unofficial holiday. "Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies," Leslie Knope said on the first Galentine's Day in 2010. "It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Did The Good Place reveal that Parks and Rec’s Pawnee is “The Medium Place”?
Aimée Lutkin says “there are two feasible explanations here, I think” to the revelation that both Michael Schur-created comedies are set in the same universe: “either everyone has a Doppelgänger, or that Pawnee is actually a medium place, the kind of refuge our six Good Place heroes are looking for. You can be with your friends; but the libraries are evil. The town’s mascot is a tiny pony; but the tiny pony is dead. Pawnee is aggressively medium, but it contains the true good place: love and loyalty amongst friends.” ALSO: Here are all the times The Good Place implied a shared universe with Parks and Rec.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
The Good Place and Parks and Recreation appear to be set in the same universe
A magazine that Kristen Bell’s Eleanor is reading on The Good Place features ties to two residents of Pawnee, Indiana: Jean-Ralphio and Dennis Feinstein.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
The Good Place Season 2 was funnier, crazier, more surprising and audacious thanks to the hard work of Season 1
“Like most of the sitcoms Michael Schur has worked on, The Good Place wasn’t as great at the start as it became later,” says Alan Sepinwall. “But where The Office, Parks and Rec, and even Brooklyn Nine-Nine needed a bit of time to fine-tune themselves and correct things that weren’t quite working, season two of The Good Place has been wonderful in large part because of the hard and occasionally thankless work that season one did. This season has been funnier, crazier, more surprising, and more audacious, but only because the show’s first year spent a lot of time explaining how the world worked and what made each character tick….The only reason a Groundhog Day-style episode covering hundreds of reboots works is because we have a baseline knowledge of who and what is important, so the show had the freedom to just get to the jokes, boom boom boom.”
- “Lesser TV shows give you what you think you want. A great TV show like The Good Place gives you what you didn’t know you needed”
- The Season 2 finale was as ambitious as Season 1’s finale, and it opens up even more possibilities for Season 3
- A handy guide to Michael Schur’s favorite actors, from Kristen Bell to Maya Rudolph
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Read a list of holiday TV marathons
Comedy Central has a That ’70s Show marathon every day through Friday. ALSO: Here are 13 holiday specials that are currently available for streaming.
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Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 1:38PM EST
Nick Offerman sends a message to FCC chair via his Parks and Rec Ron Swanson character
“Dear @AjitPaiFCC , I noticed your Pyramid of Greatness and thought it felt strange in your office, given your stance,” Offerman tweeted. “So I went to see Ron Swanson to ask if he’d care to weigh in & he dictated the below to me.”
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Why is the Apple TV App Store still promoting the Louis CK app?
More than a week after Louis CK’s sexual misconduct admission, his Apple TV app was promoted under the “New Apps We Love” section of the Apple TV App Store. The app isn’t even new. It was released in late 2016. ALSO: One of Louis CK's Parks and Recreation episodes is "incredibly uncomfortable" in the aftermath of his scandal.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Parks and Rec props and costumes are going up for auction
Items include Tom’s Sanake Juice bottle set and an autographed Johnny Karate picture.
Posted Sunday 11/19/17 at 6:12AM EST
Parks and Rec creator Michael Schur recalls working on SNL and seeing Kevin Spacey’s bad behavior
The Parks and Recreation and The Good Place creator worked on Saturday Night Live as a writer from 1997 to 2004, including when Spacey hosted. “If you think everybody knew about Louis (CK), everybody knew about Kevin Spacey,” Schur said, speaking on a panel Saturday with Damon Lindelof at the Vulture Festival . “I remember very distinctly being like, he’s hitting on the pages and he’s hitting on the young men in the talent department. You talk about open secret, it’s the most open secret that’s ever existed. I didn’t know maybe the extent to which the behavior was predatory.”
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 4:32PM EST
Louis CK sexual harassment fallout: Parks and Recreation creator apologizes for having him as a guest-star
Michael Schur released a series of tweets in reaction to The New York Times bombshell story in which five women accuse Louis CK of sexual misconduct. “I don't remember when I heard the rumors about him,” Schur tweeted. “But I'm sure it was before the last time he was on Parks and Rec. And that sucks. And I'm sorry.”
- Ellen executive producer: "Louis CK is disgusting"
- Seinfeld's Jason Alexander tweets : "Gentlemen, comedy is often inappropriate. It is sometimes daring and audacious and shocking. But our behavior, in the real world, toward women - that doesn’t get a pass on inappropriate."
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
Patton Oswalt’s epic Parks and Recreation Star Wars filibuster might become a reality if Disney buys 21st Century Fox
Once again, Parks and Rec is predicting the future, as creator Michael Schur points out.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 5:48PM EDT
Brent Briscoe, Twin Peaks: The Return actor, dies at 56
Briscoe recently played Detective Dave Macklay on Showtime's Twin Peaks revival. He also appeared in multiple episodes of Parks and Recreation as the owner of J.J.’s Diner.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 1:55PM EDT
Parks and Rec stars react to weird fan theories
James Corden got Adam Scott and Ben Schwartz to answer such questions as whether Jerry was really a sleeper agent.
Posted Sunday 10/08/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Aziz Ansari wrote the forward for the memoir of late Parks and Rec writer Harris Wittels’ sister
Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ book, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful, due in March, explores themes of grief and addiction. Her brother died of a heroin overdose in February 2015.
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 4:16PM EDT
Parks and Rec co-creator: We were “$145 million in the hole” after the series ended
Michael Schur and Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny compared notes for The Hollywood Reporter, with The Good Place creator recounting how “after Parks and Recreation ended, I got an official letter from NBC that said, ‘Here is your first profit statement as a part owner of this asset.’ It had the total number of episodes and the total cost, and we were $145 million in the hole. It was almost like, ‘Do I owe you?’” Penny’s response: “It's like when you get your taxes. This is not a bill! (Laughs.)”