Amy Poehler, Adam Scott
Parks and Recreation is preparing for what can only be called an epic season (thankfully not series) finale.
Not only will First Lady Michelle Obama appear, but there will be plenty of other familiar faces popping up in Pawnee for the upcoming Unity concert, which will include a special performance by Donna's (Retta) cousinGinuwine and — possibly — Duke Silver!
This week, Breaking Bad was reimagined as a romantic comedy and the cast and crew took fans behind the scenes of last Sunday's premiere episode, "Blood Money." Ashton Kutcher gave an inspiring speech at the Teen Choice Awards, andElisabeth Moss and Melissa Gorga demonstrated their knowledge of TV theme songs on Watch What Happens: Live. A couple also broke the news of their pregnancy to a grandmother-to-be in the best way possible. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings related to the issue of same-sex marriage Wednesday. First, the court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional — paving the way for legally married same-sex couples to receive the same federal benefits as straight married couples. Second, the Court dismissed an appeal against California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state — meaning that same-sex marriage can resume in California.
Celebrities took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the rulings. Here are some of their reactions:
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.
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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:
Dana Carvey, Jay Leno
This week, a bunch of sad hopefuls auditioned for American Idol, Dana Carvey sang "The Ballad of Jay Leno" and Lance Armstrong endured a public shaming by Oprah Winfrey. And in spoofs, Manti Te'o made an eHarmony ad and comedians advertised Birth Control Yogurt. Check out these clips and more in our Top Videos of the Week.
Retta, Aziz Ansari and Adam Scott
Parks and Recreation may resurrect one of its best gags for a sequel! So get ready to Treat Yo' Self!
Parks executive producer Mike Schur tells TVGuide.com that the writers have been kicking around ideas for Round 2, which would surely see Donna (Retta) and Tom (Aziz Ansari) reunite for their annual day of luxury, during which they treat themselves to the spa and shopping.
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Retta plays a lively diva on Parks and Recreation, but freed from the stodgy bureaucracy of Pawnee, Ind., she can still bring the funny.
As you'll see Saturday (10/9c on TV Guide Network), when Retta takes the stage on StandUp in Stilettos, a comedy hour that proves — despite what Adam Carolla says — that females can be funny. Retta tells us about her involvement in the comedy series, her fear of performing standup and why Parks' infamous catchphrase "Treat yo' self!" has paid off in the long run.
It's true: Females are funny — and StandUp in Stilettos is about to prove it.
The new half-hour series from TV Guide Network, premiering Saturday at 10/9c, features three comediennes per show. And no, it's not just for females to watch. In fact, men will enjoy it just as much... if not more! Hosted by The Office's Kate Flannery, Stilettos boasts a familiar array of funny ladies, including 24's Mary Lynn Rajskub, Parks and Recreation's Retta and infamous comedy duo Frangela. We talked to Flannery about how women have changed comedy, what she says to people who think females can't be funny and why she doesn't believe next year will be the last season of The Office...
As Super Tuesday drew to a close, the candidate on everyone's mind at Parks and Recreation's PaleyFest event was Pawnee City Council hopeful Leslie Knope.
There are only a few weeks left in the NBC comedy's fictional campaign, but the race could go either way. Two endings were shot for the season finale — one in which Mouse Rat performs "Catch Your Dream" and the other in which they sing "Screw Your Dream" (you get the idea). "For a long time, we didn't know what it was going to be," star and producer Amy Poehler told TVGuide.com at Tuesday's event, which featured a panel moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Michael Schneider.
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.