Television's biggest names and hottest stars were on hand for TV Guide Magazine's Hot List party on November 7 at Greystone Manor in Los Angeles. Cover girls Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) and Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) posed for photographers as they embraced the title of Hot Funny Ladies.
When we last left Pawnee — a ridiculously long eight months ago — Parks and Recreation's romantic entanglements were only beginning to get, well, really tangled.
Visiting auditors Ben (Adam Scott) and Chris (Rob Lowe) took a shine to Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ann (Rashida Jones), but Leslie kind of hated Chris' cynical attitude toward government, and Ann kind of hated that she got drunk and hooked up with Chris. Then there's April (Aubrey Plaza), who really hated Andy (Chris Pratt) for letting Ann...
In a rousing moment from the Season 3 premiere of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope excitedly rounds up her disbanded parks department. Tom's been working at Foot Locker, Ron's been in his wood shop, and Jerry ... well, Jerry's been relaxing happily since Pawnee's local government went out of business at the end of last season. With her troops gathered, Leslie makes her Hail Mary play, a bold proposal to the state auditors threatening to shut down the broke branch for good.
"She's like, 'Go big or go home,'" says Amy Poehler, who plays TV's chirpiest and most resilient civil servant. "'I say we put on this giant harvest festival. We try to get all the vendors, all the people in town, we raise the money we need for the parks department budget. If we don't make it, we're all fired.'"
Leslie’s high-stakes dilemma is not unlike the one faced by Parks as the show nears its return.
NBC's Parks and Recreation doesn't return with new episodes until spring 2011, but they already have a bunch of fresh installments in the can. Shooting has been continuing into the summer so that pregnant star Amy Poehler can enjoy her maternity leave in the fall. Amy's co-star Aubrey Plaza, who plays April, says the cast had a particularly fun time shooting an upcoming episode that finds Amy's Leslie Knope putting together a time capsule...