At the end of last season on Parks and Recreation, Pawnee's most upbeat and tireless civil servant, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), was presented with a choice: fulfill a lifelong dream and run for city council or continue dating her boss, the equally smitten Ben. By the end of next week's Season 4 premiere, her decision will be made.
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If Leslie chooses to run, Poehler asks, "How cynical does [she] have to become to win an election? How does it change her?" In the name of Pawnee, she has already
Nick Offerman and Paula Pell
The third Tammy in Ron Swanson's life has taken form: Saturday Night Live veteran Paula Pell has been cast as Parks and Recreation's Mama Swanson -- or Tammy, Ground Zero if you like.
Mama Swanson will be introduced early on in Season 4 along with Ron's never-before-seen, super scary first wife Tammy 1, who will be played by Patricia Clarkson.
Series executive producer Mike Schur told TVGuide.com that Ron's mom is "no shrinking violet," and a character breakdown for the role describes her as "a no-nonsense, patriotic, salt-of-the-earth farm woman."
Insiders say Ron (Nick Offerman) may be in for a Tammy tornado when all three Tammys gather in the same episode.
Seth MacFarlane, Charlie Sheen
Comedy Central has called on Family Guy creator and executive producer (and unofficial roasting expert) Seth MacFarlane to emcee The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, the network announced Thursday.
The network first announced plans to roast Sheen in early July, just a few months after he was fired...
The Daily Show
In this clip from Tuesday's Daily Show, Jon Stewart rips Newsweek a new one for its cover image of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann. "Newsweek! Newsweek! That's a s----- picture of Michele Bachmann, and clearly not an accidentally s----- picture of Michele Bachmann," he notes. He then runs through several shots of Bachmann that are far more flattering than the one on the magazine's cover, noting, "You gotta go pretty far out of your way to find a crappy photo of Michele Bachmann, and you did. Why?" And then, the kicker...
Nick Offerman, Ben Schwartz
Are you ready for Tammy, Ground Zero?
Parks and Recreation executive producer Mike Schur tells TVGuide.com exclusively that the show is on the hunt for an actress to play Ron Swanson's mother, "who is exactly what you'd imagine the woman who gave birth to Ron Swanson to be like."