Even with 'Parks and Recreation' guest star Jean-Ralphio's increasingly infrequent appearances (a result of actor Ben Schwartz's leading role on Showtime's 'House of Lies'), the NBC comedy has gotten a great deal of mileage out of introducing the character's equally off-putting family members. First we had 'SNL' alum Jenny Slate as Jean-Ralphio's sister Mona Lisa, and now the Fonz himself, Henry Winkler as his father!
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Some weeks before 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 added 'Veronica Mars' sleuth Kristen Bell to its upcoming run, the long-running NBC comedy was announced to have an hourlong premiere set in London. And while the series will have its own reasons for hopping across the pond, the true genesis for the idea comes from star Chris Pratt's presence in the city shooting Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'!
All eyes are certainly on Kristen Bell because of the upcoming kickstarted feature film adaptation of 'Veronica Mars,' which is currently in production in California, but it seems the 'House of Lies' star had one major secret to keep under wraps: Bell will move from Neptune to Pawnee rival Eagleton, as she'll be guesting in 'Parks and Recreation' season 6!
After wrapping up one of its last major midseason holdings in the 'Hannibal' finale, NBC has officially jumped into fall 2013 territory to set their upcoming premiere schedule. Among the highlights, 'Parks and Recreation' will jump across the pond from D.C. to London for its hour-long sixth season opener, while Jonathan Rhys-Meyer's 'Dracula' will bow in October, understandably.
Months before we have the Emmys or the Golden Globes to worry about, the annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards streamed Monday night and released the full list of winners as chosen by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ expectedly dominated in its many nominations, while the race for Best Drama tied and some surprising new stars were honored.
Over the weekend 'Community' creator and ousted showrunner Dan Harmon more or less officially confirmed that he would return for the series for its upcoming fifth (and potentially final) season, though not all of the details have been firmly hammered out. In taking about the development however, Harmon revealed that he might controversially record a commentary track for the season 4 DVD, as he staffs up for the new season!
We'd be hard pressed to say who had the most brutal of cancellations and fruitful pickups between the five major networks this weekend, but few would offer that NBC had any undeserved ends. Even so, the peacock has become the first among the five to set its major schedule, moving 'Revolution' and 'Parenthood' to new nights, scheduling Jonathan Rhys-Meyers 'Dracula' for fall and moving 'Community' and more to midseason! Get the lowdown on NBC's new lineup inside!
Wonderful, if unsurprising news amid the flurry of NBC developments today, as the peacock network has officially issued a sixth season order to its most consistently well-reviewed comedy 'Parks and Recreation.' NBC's troubled 2012 lineup all but assured that the Amy Poehler-starring comedy would have a place on the fall schedule, but will anything be different about 'Parks and Recreation' season 6? Get the inside scoop inside!
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!
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!