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!
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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!
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.