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Do you have anything on The Mentalist's premiere episode you can share? — Shena, via Twitter
After their big kiss at the end of last season, Lisbon and Jane are fully immersed in their honeymoon period when the season begins. But when they're called back to work to investigate the murder of an undercover FBI agent, they have to figure out how (or if) to break the news of their relationship to their colleagues. Lisbon, for one, wants to keep the romance under wraps — which Jane is willing go along with. Or at least he is until Lisbon's ex Pike comes back in the picture.
How will Leslie and Ben be different when Parks and Recreation returns? — Eddie
Other than the obvious — aka being parents to three kids — and the ridiculous — "We're just inventing stupid 2017 technology," Amy Poehler jokes — viewers should keep their eyes peeled for small, Easter egg-like nods to things that have changed....
Live from Pawnee, it's Saturday night!
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Rachel Dratch has signed on to guest-star in Parks and Recreation's final season, Entertainment Weekly reports. The role will reunite Dratch with her former SNL co-star Amy Poehler.
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[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's season finale of Parks and Recreation. Read at your own risk!]
Parks and Recreation has become very adept at surprise storytelling. Case in point: Thursday's season finale jumped ahead three years to find Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) working in the National Parks office, which had moved to Pawnee City Hall's vacant and refurbished third floor.
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The final minute of the finale disoriented viewers — and not just because Leslie Knope had bangs. Our small-town bureaucrat had turned into a fast-paced boss dealing with some sort of media lockdown, canceling a trip to South Dakota and firing an employee named Ed (Mad Men's Jon Hamm) who was even more inept than Jerry Terry (Jim O'Heir). Leslie also had a group of people waiting for her downstairs in Ben's (Adam Scott) office to discuss something so important that the parents of three were willing to be late to Ben's big night — all mysteries which were set up for the upcoming seventh and likely final season of the NBC comedy.
What does this all mean for the show? TVGuide.com caught up with executive producer Mike Schur to get the scoop:
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Would Pawnee fall apart if Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) actually took the Parks Department job in Chicago?
Five years ago, the Parks Department would've quickly fallen into chaos without the quirky and compassionate bureaucrat. But now that Leslie has imparted enough wisdom and can-do attitude to Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) & Co. Pawnee would be just fine without her. But will Leslie actually take the new opportunity?
"One way or the other...
Workaholics star Blake Anderson will guest-star on Parks and Recreation's season finale next Thursday, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Adam Scott, Amy Poehler
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Parks and Recreation. Read at your own risk!]
Well, this blind item came early!
During Thursday's episode of Parks and Recreation, flu season once again ran rampant in Pawnee. When Leslie (Amy Poehler) began to show symptoms, she...
Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers
NBC has enlisted some of its biggest stars and showrunners to help the network find undiscovered comedy talent. The campaign, dubbed the "NBC Comedy Playground," will ultimately lead to two winners who will then develop original series with an eye towards airing in summer 2015.
The "NBC Comedy Playground" advisory board includes...
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Parks and Recreation is preparing for what can only be called an epic season (thankfully not series) finale.
Not only will First Lady Michelle Obama appear, but there will be plenty of other familiar faces popping up in Pawnee for the upcoming Unity concert, which will include a special performance by Donna's (Retta) cousinGinuwine and — possibly — Duke Silver!
From the minute you hear Kristen Bell's hard-boiled voiceover, it's clear that some things never change — though Veronica might allege she has. Veronica Mars' titular hero claims to have moved on from her time as a teen detective ("Trust me, I know how dumb that sounds.") in favor of a prestigious career as a New York lawyer. Though Veronica might claim to be a marshmallow now, when she learns Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) is a murder suspect (again!) she doesn't hesitate before resorting back to the righteously indignant and dogged detective we fell for all those years ago.
So who's Logan suspected of murdering this time? None other than Carrie Bishop (Andrea Estella), or as the world now knows her, Bonnie DeVille, troubled pop star and Logan's ex-girlfriend. (How many dead ex-girlfriends can one guy have?)
Can't wait to find out more? Here are eight things to know about the Veronica Mars movie before its premiere:
Tom Haverford may have lost Rent-a-Swag, but a new career may not be far off!
When Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Ben (Adam Scott) go in search for corporate sponsors for an upcoming benefit concert during Thursday's Parks and Recreation (8:30/7:30c, NBC), Tom comes across...