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!
Something you don't expect any NBC show that isn't The Voice to be asking: "Are you better off than a year ago?" Leave it to cockeyed optimist Leslie Knope (the sublime Amy Poehler), the hopeful heart and resilient soul of Parks and Recreation, to set herself up for a smackdown in the too-soon season finale (Thursday, 9:31/8:31c), by posing this question at a public forum that she naively sees as a "victory lap" to celebrate her one-year anniversary in office. While Leslie contends with a Pawnee version of Tea Party-style opposition — in this town, more like "sweet tea," with extra sugar in a 512 oz. cup — Andy (Chris Pratt) adopts his bumbling "Burt Macklin, FBI" persona (always a win) to solve a mystery that could change one of his co-worker's life forever. NBC is certainly better off for sticking with this show as it has improved over the seasons to become the network's most reliably enjoyable comedy — even though this already eventful and possibly pivotal episode would have been better off without the subplot involving Tom's "Rent-a-Swag" business and his contentious relationship with Jean-Ralphio's horror-show sister Mona Lisa (Jenny Slate).
Adam Scott and Amy Poehler
It's the moment five seasons in the making (and also one Pawnee year of planning and two hours of prep): Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is getting married to Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott)!
And although we're as excited as when The Office's Jim and Pam said "I do" — twice — we're a little worried about how the Parks and Recreation power couple will get their wedding together in a mere two hours after deciding to get hitched at the black tie gala to raise money for their park project. Will everything come together in time? TVGuide.com caught up with executive producer Mike Schur to find out about Thursday's eventful back-to-back episodes (airing 8:30/7:30c and 9/8c on NBC). Plus: Will Leslie finally get to build her park?
Adam Scott, Amy Poehler
Can Leslie Knope, the consummate planner, really pull off a last-minute wedding? With a little help from her friends, the Parks and Recreation heroine will be on the way down the aisle this week!
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After pulling off an amazing black tie gala to raise money for their park project, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) spontaneously decided to get hitched at the event. (After all, Leslie did want to invite the whole town to the wedding!) Now, the problem is actually pulling the nuptials together...
Anna Faris is heading to the small screen.
The actress has been cast in CBS' Mom, a new half-hour comedy pilot from Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Faris will play a newly sober single mom who tries get her life together in Napa Valley.
Adam Scott and Amy Poehler
Parks and Recreation is getting back into the business of, well, parks and recreation.
On Thursday's episode, the infamous Lot 48, which was once the pit that Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) had been so desperate to turn into a park, will return. But it's not Leslie leading the charge this time: April (Aubrey Plaza) wants to turn it into a dog park!
Parks and Recreation Exclusive: Megan Mullally returning as Tammy 2!
The lot's return, however, won't be the only pain in Leslie's side as she begins to plan for her wedding to Ben (Adam Scott). To find out what a Leslie Knope wedding would look like, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Mike Schur, who also dished on Joe Biden's appearance, Tom's (Aziz Ansari) new business venture and...
Nick Offerman, Lucy Lawless
Twist! Ron Swanson is getting a love interest who isn't named Tammy!
Yes, the Parks and Recreation's curmudgeon will meet his match this Thursday when Lucy Lawless makes her first appearance as Diane, and TVGuide.com was on set for their meet-cute.
Parks and Recreation Scoop: Bert Macklin returns — sort of!
It's all thanks, in part, to Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe), who has introduced a new initiative called 311, where concerned citizens of Pawnee can call the government to get their questions answered and complaints heard. "While Ron is on the phone shift, this lady keeps calling about this pothole in front of her house," Nick Offerman explains of Ron and Diane's initial interaction. "I think he shares her frustration with the government that nobody at public works is picking up the phone, so he...
Aziz Ansari, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt
Bert Macklin is back, baby!
On Thursday's episode of Parks and Recreation, Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) will realize his dream of always being Bert Macklin, aka becoming a police officer.
Exclusive Videos: Parks and Recreation's Andy Dwyer presents the facts — sometimes
"Andy is definitely pursuing a career in law enforcement, and so far that's created some really great stuff," Pratt tells TVGuide.com. "Andy has to train physically because...
Chris Pratt and Rob Lowe
If you've ever wanted an awesome tour of Washington, D.C., then Parks and Recreation's Andy Dwyer is... not your man.
Parks and Recreation Scoop: Leslie's about to get a rude awakening
In these exclusive never-before-seen videos shot while the NBC comedy was on location in the nation's capital for the season premiere, Andy (Chris Pratt) acts as tour guide around Washington, D.C. to present the facts — which are often really wrong. Still, he goes on the hunt for an underground city, picking up clues (aka money) out of fountains. And since he's in D.C., Bert Macklin makes a surprising return!
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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
It's a boy for Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt and funny lady Anna Faris, People reports.
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Their son Jack was born on Aug. 25. Pratt, 33, and Faris, 35, "are happy to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy...