Summer may be gone, but who cares? It’s TV time! Fall TV 2013 will prove among the more exciting seasons in recent years, including everything from Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ premiere to the return of our beloved ‘Walking Dead’ for season 4, but with so many options to choose from, which TV is really must-see? We break down the 20 can’t-miss premieres from the ABC to the NBC to the BBC, including those that will have us talking for months on end, and a score of saucy secrets from each of Fall TV’s best!
Parks and Recreation
All summer long we've heard about 'Parks and Recreation' season 6's upcoming effort to feature Eagleton doppelgangers for every member of the 'Parks' department, from Kristen Bell to Sam Elliott, but the season's latest guest brings new meaning to the word. BBC clone drama 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Malsany will next spawn in Pawnee this year with a connection to Tom Haverford, but as whom?
The bizarro 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 castings are at it again, following news that 'Veronica Mars' vet Kristen Bell, Sam Elliott and Billy Eichner will face off as Eagleton counterparts to Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and Donna Meagle (Retta). The latest to find themselves with an evil (er?) mirror is none other than Aubrey Plaza's April Ludgate, whom June Diane Raphael will attempt to out-dour.
The future of 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 remains something of a question mark after learning that series stars Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe would depart the show midway through the upcoming run. We've heard about Jones' post-'Parks' plans, but what of the NBC series itself? Will someone new be brought into to replace the character, or will the show limp on to its final season?
Now that the shock of 'Parks and Recreation' stars Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe departing the series midway through season 6 has largely worn off, and with Lowe considering staying with the network for his own series, Jones has finally revealed her post-'Parks' plans as well. The former 'Office' star has been given a put pilot commitment at FOX for her new comedy series 'Stuck,' but just how connected to the project will she be?
When Kristen Bell joined 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 as Leslie Knope's Eagleton counterpart, we didn't think much about the role itself. Then, mustachioed icon Sam Elliott joined as Ron Swanson's doppelganger, and the pattern emerged. So, who's the latest to join the bizarro Parks Department? Why, comedian Billy Eichner as Donna's mirror image ... sort of!
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 today we heard the news that 'Parks and Recreation' guest actor Lucy Lawless would return for the upcoming season 6 premiere, but the series may have a much bigger spot to fill that originally thought. New reports making the round suggest that series regulars Rob Lowe (Chris Traeger) and Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins) will depart the series.
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?
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!