Tatiana Maslany and Aziz Ansari
Tatiana Maslany has shown great acting range creating multiple unique clone characters on Orphan Black. But can she do comedy?
On Thursday's Parks and Recreation (8/7c, NBC) Maslany will play the love interest of Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), whom she meets at the Parks Department. Tom, of course, doesn't make a great first impression, but Maslany's character, Nadia, won't mind because she's looking for a little mental escape from her job with Doctors Without Borders.
Exclusive Parks and Rec Sneak Peek: Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany meets Tom Haverford
TVGuide.com hit the set of the NBC comedy to chat with Maslany about her comedic turn. (And this time, she's only playing one character!)
Parks and Recreation
Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany makes her debut on Parks and Recreation Thursday — and Tom Haverford can't hide his excitement about her arrival.
Aziz Ansari knows how to "Treat Yo' Self" even in Hong Kong. The Parks and Recreation star heads to Asia for Esquire Network's The Getaway, the brainchild of Chef Anthony Bourdain in which celebrities travel to their favorite place to reveal their go-to haunts, eats and activities.
Robin Williams and James Wolk
Comebacks are big news this fall — James Spader enjoyed one on Monday with the splashy premiere of NBC's The Blacklist — and nowhere is this more true than on Thursdays, with three high-profile comedy vehicles for beloved stars from sitcoms past. And while conventional wisdom has long suggested that it's easier to create new stars on TV — Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison, anyone? — than to build new shows around old favorites, what really matters is giving them material that lives up to the billing.
Parks and Recreation is back!
The NBC comedy kicks off its sixth season on Thursday night with a special one-hour episode that sees Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) & Co. headed off to London. It sounds like a jolly good time, but their trip is just one step in Leslie's comprehensive plan to hopefully keep her job. The recall campaign will be the least of her worries when she discovers her best friend Ann (Rashida Jones) will be leaving Pawnee. Way to kick a girl while she's down! TVGuide.com hit the set of Parks to get the scoop on what's in store for Pawnee's Parks Department this season, including the impending birth of Ron Swanson's (Nick Offerman) baby, Ann and Chris' (Rob Lowe) exit and Tom's (Aziz Ansari) new love interest:
After only 10 episodes, Orphan Black made quite an impression on viewers, which makes the eight-month wait for Season 2 that much more difficult.
Over the course of its first season, Orphan Black weaved a tale of mystery and intrigue as to why a group of clones — all played brilliantly by Tatiana Maslany — came into existence and who is pulling the strings. Ultimately, Cosima's digging uncovered that each clone was actually trademarked, making them intellectual property of the Neolutionists with no control over their own lives.
Orphan Black Season 2 Scoop: New clones and Cosima's illness
Suffice it to say, the question of freedom will be raised in the upcoming second season, which goes back into production at the end of September. TVGuide.com caught up with Maslany on the set of Parks and Recreation — where she'll appear as a love interest for Aziz Ansari's Tom — to get the scoop on what's in store for each of the clones, including poor Alison, who inadvertently signed her life away in the finale. The 27-year-old actress also discusses the...
There will be even more Tatiana Maslany on TV this year!
The Orphan Black star, who plays multiple clones on the hit BBC America series, has landed a two-episode arc on Parks and Recreation...
Wander Over Yonder
Space is the new frontier for the Disney Channel, which will sneak preview the new intergalactic animated series Wander Over Yonder right after the premiere of Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel on Aug. 16.
Wander Over Yonder, created by Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls) centers on space traveler and do-gooder Wander ...
Even though Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) could soon lose her job as a Pawnee City Councilwoman, she'll go gallivanting off to London in the Parks and Recreation premiere this fall — but for good reason!
Thanks to Chris Pratt — and his rock-hard abs — the NBC comedy will cross the pond to film their season premiere later this month, taking a bulk of the Parks Department with them. To find out why, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Mike Schur, who dishes on all things Season 6, including its 100th episode, Leslie's new challenges, Ron's (Nick Offerman) baby and more!
Parks and Recreation's season finale will feature a mystery so large only one man can take on the case: Special Agent Burt Macklin!
Andy's (Chris Pratt) alter ego will return during Thursday's Season 5 finale (airing 9:30/8:30c on NBC) after evidence is uncovered that someone in the Parks Department may be... pregnant! Before you assume it's Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe), who have been trying to have a baby, don't forget that there are several other female candidates that could come in as wild cards.
Get the scoop on all the must-watch finales
Elsewhere in Pawnee, (a possibly pregnant) Leslie (Amy Poehler) will reflect on her first year in city council as the town celebrates Founders Week, (a possibly pregnant) April (Aubrey Plaza) will get some life-changing news and (a definitely not pregnant) Tom (Aziz Ansari) may get the long-awaited recognition he's always hoped for. To get more scoop on the finale, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Mike Schur: