Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's first departure from its traditional comic book roster. Based on a popular franchise, the film's leads are a far cry from the clean-cut Golden Age Avengers. Most of them aren't even human.
Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins
Here's the thing about satire: Parody has a sharper sting if what's being ridiculed is actually relevant. And while it looks like everyone's having a grand time lampooning the old-school histrionics of the classic TV miniseries "epic" in IFC's elaborate all-star Funny or Die put-on The Spoils of Babylon, I'm afraid the fun isn't all that contagious, in part because the joke is such a stale one to begin with.
The whole enterprise, which consists of six half-hour chapters (the first two airing back-to-back starting Thursday at 10/9c), has the musty whiff of one of those movies derived from so-so Saturday Night Live sketches. Each installment opens with a staged intro, featuring a heavily made-up Will Ferrell as a rotund Orson Welles-like egomaniac impresario (described as "author, producer, actor, writer, director, raconteur, bon vivant, legend, fabulist" — and that's just the first episode's credits) who sinks further and further into his (wine) cups as he reflects on his lost late-'70s "masterpiece," which he self-financed as if he were Scrooge McDuck.
Parks and Recreation will be hosting an Everwood reunion when series alum Debra Mooney comes to Pawnee.
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:
Anna Faris and Allison Janney
Like mother, like daughter. That's the premise of CBS' new sitcom Mom, which stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris as dysfunctional mother-daughter pair Bonnie and Christy, who are both recovering addicts and less-than-exemplary parents. But they're working on it.
"Christy and her mom Bonnie are funny, intelligent women that have a bit of mess to them," Faris tells TVGuide.com. "I love that [Christy's] just hanging on by a thread. I love playing messy characters. ... She's been a really selfish person for a long time, and now she is really trying to turn over a new leaf, be a very present mom."
"Welcome to the O.C., bitch!"
It's hard to imagine it's been 10 years since The O.C. premiered and changed all our lives for the better. But would it have had the same effect without Seth Cohen? Or without band Death Cab for Cutie, for that matter?
Creator Josh Schwartz, who's now running Fake Empire with Stephanie Savage, talked to TVGuide.com about The O.C.'s success, where it went wrong and the surprising couples we never got to see....
Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones
Wedding bells will be ringing once again on Parks and Recreation!
During the upcoming sixth season of the NBC comedy, one couple will take a trip down the aisle. "I will personally guarantee that there will be a wedding this season, that some couple will get married," executive producer Mike Schur tells TVGuide.com.
Parks and Recreation boss on why and how Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones will exit
Which duo will be taking the plunge?
Allison Janney and Anna Faris
Chuck Lorre has a gift for making even the most unsympathetic characters seem relatable, whether it's Charlie Sheen's manwhore on Two and a Half Men or a bunch of social misfits on The Big Bang Theory. The prolific executive producer will add...
Andy Dwyer is no longer the chubby shoe shiner we fell in love with.
In case you missed it, Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt is going to star in the upcoming Marvel superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy — and he's certainly been preparing to play a superhero. Earlier this week, Pratt unveiled his rock-hard body on Instagram, and noted that he got his new defined abs by going six months without beer. But that puts his NBC comedy into quite a predicament because Andy Dwyer has never been one to exercise.
Parks and Recreation Season 6 Scoop: How will Leslie handle the recall?