With the loss of 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, NBC has struggled in the sitcom department and fallen far short of their former glory, particularly in the face of FOX’s strong lineup and excellent original content from Netflix, Amazon and other streaming providers. There are potentially great things ahead, however, as the company has ordered pilots from Tina Fey, Mike Schur, Marlon Wayans and DC comics, offering a veritable variety platter of humor that could very well punch-up their sitcom lineup and put them back in the game.
Parks and Recreation may be a tragically distant memory, but Aziz Ansari’s comedic partnership with creator Mike Schur looks to enter a whole new phase with the comedian’s upcoming Netflix dramedy Master of None. Our first full trailer for the November series has arrived, seeming equal parts Louie and Apatow, so who wants a first look?
The state of NBC comedy has grown increasingly dim over the years, a point magnified with the NBC-deported Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s recent Emmy nominations, but the network is making some strides back to the top. Not only has the peacock ordered a new comedy from Parks and Rec creator Mike Schur, but so too given a pilot commitment to 30 Rock duo Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s new series.
Netflix’s cycle of pickups can leave us with a bit of whiplash, renewing Daredevil for every Full House revival, but the latest is definitely an upswing. Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur will reunite with Aziz Ansari and a cast of comedy favorites for a new Netflix comedy.
It seemed sort of inevitable given the way things have been heading with 'Parks in Recreation' over the last couple of seasons, and with chances of renewal always uncertain, we knew that the season 6 finale could've easily served as a series finale. But now it's official: Leslie Knope and the gang will say farewell as 'Parks and Rec' makes season 7 its last on their own terms.
Yesterday 'Parks and Recreation' fans were shocked to learn that both series regulars Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones were planning departures midway through the upcoming sixth season of NBC's acclaimed comedy. Now, it seems Lowe may already have rebounded with his own NBC sitcom on the horizon, while 'Parks' showrunner Mike Schur has opened up to address the departures.
Earlier tonight we heard that FOX had picked up four major new dramas to series, though the network's announcements are far from over. FOX has also granted series orders to 'SNL' vet Andy Samberg's new detective comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' under 'Parks and Recreation' showrunner Mike Schur,' along with Seth MacFarlane's 'Dads' and three others. Get the inside scoop on FOX's new comedy lineup inside!
In just a few short weeks 'The Office' will close its doors forever with the May 16 series finale episode "Finale." Only three episodes remain before Dunder Mifflin's ultimate end, and up to now NBC has played the details close to the chest, but no longer! Learn what faces new and old will be back to bid a fond farewell to 'The Office,' and what surprising new details will make the finale an affair to remember!
For as much as we miss Andy Samberg's presence on 'SNL,' and hope 'Parks and Recreation' producers Mike Schur and Dan Goor's new FOX comedy won't mean the end of Pawnee, we're doubly excited to see what becomes of the groups new single-camera detective comedy. FOX has officially picked up the script to pilot, and we've now learned 'The Newsroom' and 'Expendables' star Terry Crews has been tapped to flex his comedy muscles for the series. Get the latest on the project inside!
Never fear, Andy Samberg fans. The timing of the unfortunate 'That's My Boy' with Andy Samberg's 'SNL' exit does not mean that the "D*ck in a Box" funnyman has abandoned TV for movies. In fact, we've just learned that Samberg has signed onto an untitled FOX comedy from the creators of 'Parks and Recreation,' but who will the new sitcom see Samberg playing? And what does it mean for the fate of 'Parks and Recreation?'