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Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
Amy Poehler: I would be up for a Parks and Recreation revival "someday"
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 Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Retta didn't like the story accusing Parks and Recreation co-star Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct
"I feel like a lot of people and a lot of other outlets were like, ‘Why did you even run this story?’” the Good Girls star says of the January Babe.net story. “I’m giving my personal opinion, and I don’t want f*cking people coming at me. You know what I mean? But I feel like I’ve been on that date so many times. I was like, ‘If you haven’t been on that date twice, are you even living a life?’"
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
From Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Parks and Rec to The Good Place: An appreciation of the Michael Schur TV comedy
Schur has become one of the most beloved names in TV comedy with the shows he's created or co-created, says Carli Velocci. "The power of the Schur comedy is that, even while watching the Brooklyn Nine-Nine protagonist go to prison or The Good Place characters get tortured for all eternity, the audience rarely feels anxious or hopeless. These shows are beacons of light in a depressed TV and news landscape," says Velocci. "Schur, along with his crew of frequent writers, collaborators, and actors, have a propensity for unique, diverse, optimistic shows filled with characters that support each other while growing into better people. This approach has led to some of the most memorable titles of the past decade." ALSO: Check out Gina Rodriguez as Rosa's Brooklyn Nine-Nine love interest.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Presenting the 12 best series finales of TV's current golden age
Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos rank No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in closing out their respective series.
# TOPICS: Series Finales, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Halt and Catch Fire, The Leftovers, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, The Office (US), Parks and Recreation, The Shield, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Twin Peaks: The Return, Lists
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Friday Night Lights reruns are headed to Amazon
The move of the beloved NBC high school drama to Amazon comes six months after it was dropped from Netflix. ALSO: Parks and Recreation, House and Eureka are also coming to Amazon.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Parks and Recreation's Jim O'Heir to host a singing competition that puts babies to sleep
Web series Lullaby League will pit a capella groups against each other in a battle who can sing a crying baby to sleep. ALSO: Aubrey Plaza expresses her hatred for Parks and Rec's Jerry in 36-minute ASMR YouTube video.
Posted Sunday 3/25/18 at 1:59AM EDT
Millie Bobby Brown and John Cena salute March for Our Lives at Kids' Choice Awards
Stranger Things star Brown honored Saturday's march against gun violence by wearing a jean jacket displaying the names of the Parkland victims. “The March for Our Lives demonstrations that took place all over the world today have inspired me and it impacted us all in one way or another," she said while accepting the award for Favorite TV Actress. "I’m fortunate to be here tonight to receive an award as an actor. I’m so very grateful and I appreciate the love and support of my fans and the opportunity that our show, Stranger Things, has created for me. More than anything, I get to be up here and I’m privileged to have a voice that can be heard, one that I can hopefully use to make a positive difference, and help influence change." In his opening monologue, John Cena also expressed support for March for Our Lives. “Kids everywhere have already made it an amazing day,” Cena said in his opening monologue. “So I just want to take a moment to celebrate what kids across the nation accomplished today. From Washington DC, Florida, even here in Los Angeles, all over the country, all over the world, kids made their voice heard with the incredible March for our Lives. And it all happened because you want to make the world a better place.
# TOPICS: March For Our Lives, Nickelodeon, NRATV, Kids’ Choice Awards, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things, Chris Matthews, Jimmy Fallon, John Cena, Millie Bobby Brown, Award Shows, Gun Violence, Parkland School Shooting
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Nick Offerman would be up for a Parks and Recreation revival: "I will eat more meat at their behest"
“They’re bringing every show back now, maybe they’ll want to bring our show back,” the Ron Swanson actor told The Daily Beast at SXSW. “If that were ever to occur, it would be thanks to brains much larger than mine. Brains that I trust with my life. And so, if Mike Schur and Amy Poehler want to bring the show back and they think it’s a good idea, I will certainly sign on.”
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 1:41AM EST
Watch Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman in their NBC Making It crafting reality show promo
The Parks and Recreation co-stars are "ready to get crafty" in their new show that tackles one crafting project per episode.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
An artist created an anti-NRA badge featuring Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope
"Don't be a dope, Vote like Knope -- F*ck the NRA," reads the badge by illustrator and graphic designer Chris Ables, echoing Amy Poehler's response earlier this week to the NRA's use of Knope's image in a tweet.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Could Parks and Recreation team do anything about the NRA's use of a Leslie Knope GIF?
Probably not, at least legally. As Slate points out, "it would be difficult to legally compel the NRA to take the tweet down" because there's no copyright infringement. The NRA's use of a Leslie Knope GIF is considered fair use.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Natalie Morales reunites with Parks and Recreation's Michael Schur for NBC Abby's pilot
Morales, who recurred on Parks and Rec as the love interest for Aziz Ansari's Tom Haverford, will play the title role on Abby's, a comedy pilot about a U.S. Army Afghanistan war veteran who opens a bar in her backyard that her landlord deems to be illegal.
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 3:48AM EST
Parks and Recreation creator and Amy Poehler tell the NRA to "f*ck off" for using a Leslie Knope GIF
The National Rifle Association tweeted a Leslie Knope "thank you" GIF to its spokesperson, Dana Loesch, after she participated in CNN's town hall on the Florida school shooting Wednesday night. That prompted Parks and Rec creator Michael Schur, who's been very active in denouncing the gun-rights organization on Twitter, to tweet at the NRA: "Hi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda. Also, Amy isn't on twitter, but she texted me a message: 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f*ck off?'" Fellow Parks and Rec alum Nick Offerman also responded to the NRA's tweet: "@NRA @DLoesch our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda - take it down and also please eat sh*t," Offerman tweeted. Adam Scott also weighed in: "Hey
@nra please stay the f*ck away from Leslie Knope."
# TOPICS: Parkland School Shooting, CNN, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Parks and Recreation, Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action, Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Dana Loesch, Jimmy Kimmel, Michael Schur, Nick Offerman, Gun Violence, NRA
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.