'Parks and Recreation' returns from its brief hiatus tonight with two -- that's right, two -- brand new episodes! In "Filibuster," Andy returns to Pawnee for a brief visit and Leslie has to ditch Ben's birthday party for an emergency late-night filibuster. And in "Recall Vote," Leslie helps Ben with a haunted house in a belated Halloween episode on the eve of her -- what else -- recall vote, while Tom seeks Ron's help to save Rent-a-Swag. It's a double dose of 'Parks and Rec,' which doubles the laughs, and we sure are happy to see Andy ... even if his visit is only temporary. Someone has to be the Guardian of the Galaxy, you know.
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Though the exit won't yet take place for a few months, 'Parks and Recreation' fans are already lamenting the series loss of stars Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones, whose characters Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins have already begun to eye their Pawnee exits. 'Parks and Recreation' may have its own scheduling problems for season 5, but Lowe assures fans that both he and Jones will find the space to return to the series, with no Amy Poehler to stand in their way.
While initially we were grateful NBC decided to shake up its schedule in canceling both 'Ironside' and 'Welcome to the Family,' paving the way for 'Community''s January return, it seems as if NBC's replacement programming will have serious consequences for 'Parks and Recreation.' The network has opted to preempt the next three new episode of the season, including a Halloween episode that was to fortuitously air on October 31. Should we be worried?
'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany guest stars as Tom's awesome love interest on an all-new episode of 'Parks and Recreation.' In "Gin it Up!", Donna's tweet gets Leslie in even hotter water with her constituents and colleagues when she's already trying to avoid their ongoing attempts at a recall.
'Parks and Recreation' debuts the highly-anticipated "Doppelgangers" episode tonight, in which Pawnee and Eagleton formerly merge, thus uniting all of their departmental employees under one roof. And since there are so many similar jobs, everyone has their own doppelganger ... kind of. It's actually not quite what you think, which makes it even funnier.
NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' may count among its permanent losses this year Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, but Lowe at least doesn't seem to be going very far. NBC has already given a pilot commitment to 'The Pro,' a new tennis-themed comedy for the former Chris Traeger, but will it prove as literally hilarious as its predecessor?
Tonight's all-new episode of 'Parks and Recreation' brings Eagleton back into the Pawnee fold, in a way you might not expect. While Ann and April visit Bloomington's veterinary school and Donna and Tom try to help Ron get off the grid for good, Leslie is busy matching wits with her ultimate adversary: the Eagleton version of Leslie Knope, played by guest star Kristen Bell.
'Parks and Recreation' returns for season 6, and (most of) the gang is headed to London! And if you thought last season was filled with marriage and baby surprises, "London Parts 1 and 2" ups the ante considerably with a quickie marriage and -- unsurprisingly -- a second baby on the way. This week's two-parter deals with what happens when the reactions our characters get aren't what they expected.
Very soon, our long national nightmare will be over as 'Parks and Recreation' returns for season 6 with hour-long September 26 premiere "London," the title of which sells itself. Now, the first photos and promos of the 'Parks' team's trip across the pond have emerged, so any guesses what Ron Swanson thinks of Big Ben?
It remains to be seen if Amy Poehler will reprise her role opposite Tina Fey as co-host of the 2014 Golden Globes, but we at least know one other gig the 'Parks and Recreation' star will return to in the near future. 'The Simpsons' upcoming 25th season has tapped Amy Poehler to return to her futuristic role as Bart's wife, but who might the character have her eyes on this time around?