With 'The Office' winding down toward its May 16 series finale, reflections upon the nine-season NBC comedy have revealed some intriguing "what if" scenarios and castings that could have seen our favorite Dunder Mifflin characters leading very different lives. Among the 'Office' trivia known is that 'Parks and Recreation' had originally been envisioned as a spinoff, but how would Scranton and Pawnee have been tied together? Find out the surprising 'Office'/'Parks and Recreation' connection inside!
Parks and Recreation
Though likely not ranking much higher than its usual moderate ratings, last night's 'Parks and Recreation' season finale episode "Are You Better Off?" put an effective cap on yet another uncertain season, given the long-running NBC comedy's constant threat of cancellation. 'Parks' prospects certainly seem like a lock for next year, but what big twists and Marvel-ous new problems will the Pawnee Parks Department face next year? New details inside!
A few weeks ago in advance of 'Parks and Recreation's Patton Oswalt-starring episode 'Article Two,' the internet received one of its greatest gifts yet as NBC released the full cut of Patton Oswalt's epic nerd rant about 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' and his own suggestions for introducing characters from the Marvel universe, and pop culture in general. Now, the comedian has offered up his thoughts on the origins of the now-legendary rant, including more pop culture tie-ins we didn't hear!
This Thursday, stand up comedian (and one of the funniest men alive) Patton Oswalt guest stars on NBC's beloved 'Parks and Recreation' as a Pawnee, Indiana citizen who attempts to block a city council vote with a lengthy filibuster. Asked to talk at length about whatever he wanted by the producers, Oswalt decided to rant about 'Star Wars Episode 7' and the results are bizarre and glorious as he spins off into 'The Avengers' and 'X-Men' and much much more. Check it out below.
Though still somewhat early in the Upfront seasons, several major broadcast networks have already gone ahead to grant early renewals to their strongest-performing series. Given NBC's troubled lineup over the past few months, however, no firm plans have been laid among even its strongest hits. Though, that may change in the near future as rumors of early NBC renewals have leaked, so find out which shows have the best chances inside!