As happy as we were for Ben Schwartz' success to learn that the star had graduated beyond 'Parks and Recreation' into a regular role on Showtime's 'House of Lies,' renewed through season 2, we had to mourn for the reduced presence of Pawnee's most opportunistic hipster this side of Aziz Anisari. Schwartz managed to sneak pack for a cameo appearance in 'Parks and Rec' finale "Win, Lose or Draw," but how much can we expect to see him in the coming season?
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What, Leslie Knope didn't have enough on her plate with becoming a member of Pawnee's City Council, and losing her boyfriend to a position in Washington D.C., now she's gone and got herself another enemy? It's a rocky road ahead for 'Parks and Recreation' season 5, as whole new challenges await both the eternally optimistic Leslie, and the department itself, but who specifically will stand in their way? And why doesn't his face seem familiar?
Have you ever looked up on the glorious mane that is Ron Swanson's mustache on 'Parks and Recreation' and thought to yourself, "By golly, I'd really like to own that mustache and feed it only the finest tender vittles and sing it to sleep every night in its very own miniature Sleep Number bed?" Well, now you can.
(P.S.: Ron Swanson's mustache's sleep number is pork.)
We're torn by what might be the coolest casting of the day. Should the honor got to 'Torchwood' star John Barrowman for taking a role in The CW's 'Arrow' or Xena herself for Lucy Lawless' just-announced turn in 'Parks and Recreation' season 5?! Chakram to our head, we've got to go with Lucy Lawless. The also-'Spartacus' star has landed a multi-episode arc in Pawnee, Indiana, but who will the actress play? Will Ron Swanson rise to the occasion?
Oh, you thought 'Parks and Recreation' was kidding when they gave Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) a job in Washingon D.C. during the show's fourth season finale "Win, Lose or Draw?" Knope! And more than actually shooting on location at the nation's capital, the show has actually recruited major real-life politicians for the effort! Just which Washington bigwigs will be popping by to shake hands and say hello?
There was once a time (two months ago) wherein we in the TV community were deeply afraid for the fate of 'Parks and Recreation,' never given the love from NBC and fans it so richly deserves. Now, rightly given its full season order for season 5, what extravagant move is 'Parks and Recreation' pulling for season 5, which will see Ben headed out to the nation's capital while Leslie settles into her new role at City Council?
It's official! Waffles for everyone! Save for 'The Office,' as of now NBC has renewed all of its best single-camera sitcoms for additional seasons! One night after Leslie Knope had her big victory in Pawnee City Council, NBC has opted to renew 'Parks and Recreation' for an additional season! Joining 'Parks' for an additional season is freshman parenting comedy 'Up All Night,' but the real question remains: just how many episodes will each renewal see?