Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman
Planning Ron Swanson's surprise birthday party — steak dinner for one, a bottle of scotch and The Bridge on the River Kwai -- had been long in the making on Parks and Recreation.
"We had the idea for a long time that Ron had his birth date redacted from all government documents," executive producer Mike Schur told TVGuide.com. "That led to the idea that Leslie would find out about it and try to throw him a surprise birthday party."
Parks and Recreation's Parker Posey on playing Leslie's fremeny: Dreams do come true!
And in Thursday's episode, Leslie put Ron (Nick Offerman) through the wringer
Mary Steenburgen will guest-star in an episode of FX's new series Wilfred, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 58-year-old Oscar winner will play Catherine, the mom of a man (Elijah Wood)who forms a special bond with his neighbor's dog. He sees the dog as...
Hell to the yes!
We lead off this week's rundown with congratulations to New Directions for winning Regionals, but more to the point, to Glee for finally giving us something to sing about again, delivering an overdue winner of an episode that reminds us why we fell in love with this musical-comedy-fantasy in the first place. Seeing an episode that gets so many things right, after so many recent episodes that felt perilously off-key, has me wondering if Glee wouldn't be better off producing on a cable schedule of fewer episodes per season, allowing for more polish and less thematic incoherence. A moot point, because corporate greed and the show's own popularity would never allow it.
Rashida Jones will guest-star on FX's upcoming comedy, Wilfred, TVLine reports.
The series stars Elijah Wood (in his first series role) as Ryan, an introverted guy trying to find...
After endless rewrites and false starts, Michael Scott's action thriller, Threat Level Midnight, premieres tonight in Scranton to an audience filled with past Dunder Mifflin friends, including Karen (Rashida Jones), Roy (David Denman) and David (Andy Buckley). "We all play characters in his movie," says Melora Hardin, returning as Jan, who stars as femme fatale Jasmine.
Kevin McKidd, Rob Lowe, Chris Colfer
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Are there any good story lines coming up for Cristina and Owen on Grey's Anatomy? — Heather
NATALIE: Meredith and Callie might be on the baby train, but Cristina is definitely not. Which is bad news for Owen, who's going to start to get the procreation itch himself, according to Kevin McKidd. "They rushed into their marriage at the start of the season, and the conversations they never quite had on fundamental things about life, not just children, are going to start to creep back in," he tells us. "There are going to be some bumps for them."
I love Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) together on Parks and Recreation. What's next for them? — Barry
NATALIE: "There's a surprise twist to their relationship. Ann is very concerned that he is cheating on her," executive producer Mike Schur reveals. "[An upcoming] episode is about...
Amy Poehler, Adam Scott
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...
On the heels of its most-watched series premiere, Californication has been picked up for a fifth season.
The Season 4 debut of the David Duchovny comedy drew 1.2 million viewers between its two airings Sunday.
Showtime also announced Friday that Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara will return on Monday, March 28. The Borgias, an upcoming period drama starring Jeremy Irons, will debut with a two-hour premiere on April 3 at 9/8c.
Melora Hardin, Steve Carrel
Before he departs The Office, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is inviting us all to a screening of Threat Level Midnight, the film he vowed to complete ever since his co-workers discovered his screenplay back in Season 2. The February 17 episode will see the returns of alums Melora Hardin (Jan), Rashida Jones (Karen), David Denman (Roy) and Andy Buckley (David), with almost everyone playing roles in the action/thriller.
Parks and Recreation
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.