Given that 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 finale "Are You Better Off?" ended on a mild cliffhanger that implied Lucy Lawless' Ron Swanson-ladyfriend Diane would take on a much more prominent role going forward, we're glad to see season 6 will keep Baby Swanson on track. Lawless will return for the 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 premiere, but how involved will she be going forward?
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A few weeks ago we heard that 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 had cast 'Veronica Mars' herself, Kristen Bell, to play Leslie's Eagleton doppleganger, but it seems Leslie isn't the only Parks Department employee with an evil twin! Mustachioed man's man Sam Elliott has been tapped for an appearance in the new season as well, with a surprising connection to Ron Swanson!
Just when you thought the guest stars of 'Parks and Recreation' couldn't get any more beautiful, from Christie Brinkley to Kristen Bell, along comes Heidi Klum! The Sports Illustrated swimsuit legend and 'Project Runway' host has officially joined the ranks of 'Parks and Rec' season 6 premiere guest stars, but whom will the iconic runway star be modeling when the Parks department heads to London?
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!
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!