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Thursday Review: Bad Teacher, Black Box, Hulu's Moone Boy

Ari Graynor

A week ago, I was raving about FX's inspired reinvention of Fargo from movie to TV series. But this week, we get a cautionary reminder that there are movies that just shouldn't be adapted for TV. Case in point: CBS's head-of-no-class version of 2011's Bad Teacher (Thursday, 9:30/8:30c) that flunks basic lessons of chemistry — starting with... read more

Parks and Recreation Finale: Will Leslie Take the Job in Chicago?

Adam Scott, Amy Poehler

Would Pawnee fall apart if  Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) actually took the Parks Department job in Chicago?

Five years ago, the Parks Department would've quickly fallen into chaos without the quirky and compassionate bureaucrat. But now that Leslie has imparted enough wisdom and can-do attitude to Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) & Co. Pawnee would be just fine without her. But will Leslie actually take the new opportunity?

"One way or the other... read more

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on Disney Channel's Jessie

Michelle Obama with the cast of Jessie

As part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will appear next month on Disney Channel's tween sitcom Jessie to help raise awareness of the special sacrifices and needs of military families.

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First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on Nashville

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is dusting off her cowboy boots and heading to Nashville.

The First Lady will appear on the May 7th episode, when Rayna (Connie Britton) organizes a charity concert at Fort Campbell after finding out her boyfriend Luke (Will Chase) has been injured in Afghanistan and has to cut his tour short. Country singer and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler will also appear.

Nashville and more bubble shows: Which will survive?

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Ratings: Scandal Hits Finale High; Community, Parenthood Up

Scandal

No one died in the explosion, but Scandal went out with a huge bang Thursday.

The Season 3 finale drew 10.5 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the show's most-watched and highest-rated season-ender yet. Scandal finished Season 3 up 39 percent in viewership and 43 percent in the demo. The episode followed Grey's Anatomy (8.1 million, 2.5), which was down a tenth.

Scandal: Who didn't survive the finale?

Four other finales didn't fare as well. The Crazy Ones (5.8 million, 1.5) and ...
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Parks and Recreation Finale Enlists Workaholics' Blake Anderson

Blake Anderson

Workaholics star Blake Anderson will guest-star on Parks and Recreation's season finale next Thursday, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Will Arnett Files for Divorce from Amy Poehler Nearly Two Years After Separating

Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

Will Arnett and Amy Poehler are finally getting around to divorcing, People reports.

Arnett officially filed divorce papers in Los Angeles... read more

Top Moments: Parks and Rec Delivers a Big Twist and Anne Hathaway Sets "Da Club" on Fire

Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Kiss: After Adam's laser-tag-turned-make-out birthday party on The Goldbergs goes awry, it seems like he won't get his first kiss after all. But when Adam ends up throwing the original laser tag party he wanted, and that brings Dana in the line of (laser) fire, he valiantly dives in front to save her. How does she thank him? With a kiss! Awww... read more

Parks and Recreation Boss on Leslie's Big News and What's Next

Adam Scott, Amy Poehler

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Parks and Recreation. Read at your own risk!]

Well, this blind item came early!

During Thursday's episode of Parks and Recreation, flu season once again ran rampant in Pawnee. When Leslie (Amy Poehler) began to show symptoms, she... read more

Greg Poehler Travels Abroad for NBC's New Comedy Welcome to Sweden

Josephine Bornebusch, Greg Poehler

Amy Poehler is one of the most beloved comedy stars on TV today. But her brother, Greg Poehler, is about to give her a run for her money. read more

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Premiered: April 09, 2009, on BBC Four
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Premise: A mockumentary following the inner workings of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind. From the creators of "The Office."

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