Perhaps no TV icon had been so influenced by Hillary Clinton as Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, lending this week’s election an extra degree of sadness. Now, a writer from the series pens a letter to America in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, reminding women “You are going to run this country, and this world, very soon.”
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If ever Parks and Recreation had a spiritual successor, NBC’s The Good Place would quite literally be it. Even more, it seems Parks creator Mike Schur will bring a bit of Pawnee upstairs, setting Adam Scott for a recurring role as early as next week.
We’ve all needed to retreat from reality at one point or another during Election 2016, only to find even our beloved Parks and Recreation eerily mirroring our choices. Thankfully, Ron Swanson is here to knock some sense into us, as Nick Offerman reveals his grizzled counterpart’s take on the 2016 election.
Any mutual fans of Stranger Things and Parks and Recreation had to have noticed the resemblance between Joe Keery’s Steve and Ben Schwartz’s Jean-Ralphio, one that the latter even jokingly confirmed as a paternal link between the series. And while we may never live to see Schwartz in the Stranger Things cast, both father and son were finally reunited in an eerie, even strange video.
Netflix’s Stranger Things has raised more than a few mysteries (hell, we’ve even answered some), but perhaps the least likely of theories posited that Steve’s uncanny resemblance to Ben Schwartz could make him father to Parks and Recreation’s Jean-Ralphio. Well congratulations, internet nutballs: Ben Schwartz confirms it!
The 2015 Emmy Awards have made us laugh all night, but now it’s time to recognize an actual TV series for such an honor. 'Veep' has officially taken home the statue for Outstanding Comedy Series, beating out some impressive competition.
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.
Parks and Recreation may have said goodbye to Pawnee for good, but the final season lives on by the full DVD release. And while we’ll never let Leslie Knope or the Parks department crew go, the final season’s full gag reel and special featurette is a good way to relive our favorite farewell.
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we do have more where that came from!
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.