Following in an older sibling's footsteps can be daunting, but thank God Greg Poehler had the balls to try or else we never would have gotten to see the refreshing and hilarious new comedy Welcome to Sweden.
The semi-autobiographical series, which premieres on Thursday at 9/8c on NBC and is already a hit (and renewed!) in Sweden, is based on Poehler's experiences leaving his high-powered job in New York and moving to Stockholm to be with the love of his life.
In space, no one can see you conceive. That appears to be the weird but intriguing premise of CBS's high-profile summer fantasy drama Extant, a show put into play after last year's successful summer run of the network's increasingly absurd Under the Dome. While Wednesday's pilot episode (9/8c) of Extant (all that was available for review) lacks the sort of unforgettable "wow" moment provided by the severed cow in Dome's opener, the new series also seems less likely to lapse irrevocably into silly hysteria.
Actor/comedian John Mulaney married his girlfriend Annamarie Tendler over the holiday weekend, Us Weekly reports.
Emmy season is here! For the next two weeks, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
While promoting her upcoming memoir Yes Please at last weekend's BookCon, Amy Poehler shared a hilarious story about how Jon Hamm calmed her nerves just days before she was due to give birth to her...
Robert De Niro, Don Rickles
Insults never sounded sweeter than when Don Rickles was hurling hilarious barbs at his targets, whether innocent ringside onlookers or the rich and famous on a celebrity roast dais. At 88, though stooped and using a cane, he still gives as good as he gets, a fact brought home with delightful wit and genuine lump-in-the-throat sentiment in Spike TV's One Night Only: An All-Star Tribute to Don Rickles (Wednesday, 9/8c).
Adam Scott, Amy Poehler
It's Binge Saturday! Watch the first five seasons of Parks and Recreation
Our suggestion for this weekend's Binge Saturday is the NBC comedy starring Amy Poehler and her cast of zany misfits. Check out more reasons why you should watch:
USA is developing new projects from the likes of Amy Poehler, Jodie Foster and Lost's Carlton Cuse, the network announced this week.
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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:
Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner
This week, Amy Poehler returned to Billy on the Street, and tried to fool New York City pedestrians into thinking she was Pitbull. Brian Williams returned to The Tonight Show and "rapped" "Gin and Juice," and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton "sang" "Timber." Also, we got a first look at the first scene of Orange Is the New Black's upcoming second season, and someone counted all the F-words in The Wolf of Wall Street (but it's not what you think). Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos: