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Exclusive: DisneyXD Launches New Animated Comedy Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

9th Grade Ninja

Who knew Jean-Ralphio had so many stealth moves up his sleeves? Ben Schwartz, probably best known as the self-proclaimed baller on Parks and Recreation, voices the lead character on Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, a new animated comedy set to debut next month on Disney XD.

In Randy Cunningham, Schwartz plays a high school freshman who discovers the "NinjaNomicon," a super human ninja suit. Now Randy, with the help of his best friend Howard, must battle evil while navigating high school and keeping his secret identity a secret.

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Parker Posey On Madness, Connectivity and Louie

Parker Posey, Louie C.K.

Parker Posey is no stranger to TV — you recently saw her as Eli Gold's ex-wife on The Good Wife and Leslie Knope's painfully perfect ex-BFF on Parks and Recreation — but she lit up the screen the last two Thursdays as Liz, a neighborhood bookstore employee whose sharp wit and hyper-literate demeanor sparks our hero's interest on FX's Louie. Last night, they... read more

Exclusive: The Mentalist Books Parks and Recreation Star for Season Premiere

Jim O'Heir, Simon Baker

Ever imagined what a Parks and Recreation crossover with The Mentalist might look like? This could be as close as you'll ever get.

Parks mainstay Jim O'Heir will guest-star on the upcoming Season 5 premiere of The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.  O'Heir will play a hotel manager who may have some valuable information to offer Patrick Jane ... read more

Critic's TCA Notebook: NBC Still Awaiting a Revolution

Revolution

It would be nice to hope, as NBC does, that the ratings magnet of the Summer Olympics, opening Friday, will somehow magically transform the network's sagging fortunes with its "incredible promotional platform" (as NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt put it). To that end, NBC will sneak-peek two of its new comedies with commercial-free premieres on pivotal nights of the games, and tease a high-profile new drama on another. Much of NBC's fall lineup will launch ahead of the official premiere week in late September, in hopes of capitalizing on the momentum the Olympics provides.

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Parks and Recreation Heads to Washington, D.C.; Lands Senator Cameos

Amy Poehler, John McCain

From Pawnee to the Potomac: NBC's Parks and Recreation is traveling to Washington, D.C. this month to shoot an episode inside the Beltway. The show will feature cameos from U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-California), John McCain (R-Arizona) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine).

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An Emmy Wish List

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes

Emmy voters are creatures of habit, known for nominating the same shows and stars year after year. Many deserve to be: Modern Family, Mad Men and their stellar casts, to name a select few. But in each of the top categories, there's opportunity to welcome new blood or correct past oversights. So here's a short list of some of the breakthroughs and/or underdogs I'd love to see make the cut when the nominations are announced Thursday morning.... read more

Mega Buzz: Revenge Family Drama, Office Newbies and True Blood's Hookup

Emily Van Camp, John Krasinski, Anna Paquin

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

I know it's early, but got any scoop on Revenge? —Jennifer
NATALIE:
Daniel isn't the only Grayson making a play for the family business. Conrad's son from his first marriage will pop up next season. Intelligent and effortlessly handsome, this other heir apparent will attempt to reclaim his role in Conrad's life and company, throwing the family and corporate dynamic into chaos. Anyone else hoping Emily sets her sights on him next?

I heard The Office might be bringing in some fresh blood. Got any intel on Dunder Mifflin's new hires? —Michael
ADAM:
Yes, but don't worry, the paper company isn't... read more

Parks & Recreation Boss on Season 5: How Will Ben and Leslie Fare Apart?

Parks and Recreation

Knope we can, and yes, Parks and Recreation's Leslie did!

After spending the majority of Season 4 fighting her way through a lopsided election against the biggest imbecile in Pawnee, Ind. — you're so pretty, Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) — Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is finally a City Councilor. But just as her dreams finally came true, Leslie's boyfriend Ben (Adam Scott) nabbed a job in Washington, D.C., which is where Ben will be stationed when the comedy returns this fall.

Emmys: TVGuide.com's picks for best comedy series

With executive producer Mike Schur and the brain trust behind NBC's Thursday night staple back in the writers' room, TVGuide.com has the scoop on what's in store for Season 5, including how the series will change now that Leslie is in office, how close she came to losing the election and what the distance between Leslie and Ben will really mean next season. Plus: Tammys + The Avengers = Awesome? Get the scoop: read more

NCIS: LA's Eric Christian Olsen Gets Married

Sara Wright and Eric Christian Olsen

NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen has gotten married, People reports.

The actor wed actress Sarah Wright on Saturday near Jackson Hole, Wyo., before family and friends, including Olsen's ...
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Treat Yo' Self to Parks and Recreation's Retta on StandUp in Stilettos

Retta

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.

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