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'Parks and Recreation's' Aziz Ansari, Mike Schur Set New Comedy at Netflix

Co-created by Ansari and fellow 'Parks and Recreation' co-EP Alan Yang.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ufRX4kYH-5s/story01.htm

Watch 10 extra minutes of 'Parks and Recreation' courtesy of the producer's cut

If the series finale of "Parks and Recreation" just wasn't enough for you, NBC has a special treat. A producer's cut of the episode has been released with 10 extra minutes that fans should love.Not only are certain scenes extended -- including a very funny moment between Andy (Chris Pratt) and Dr. Saperstein (Henry Winkler) -- but the producer's cut of the episode also includes two additional flash forwards. For those left wondering about the fate of Councilman Jamm (Jon Glaser) in the future, you'll get a glimpse at what's to come for him, as well as reporter Shauna Malwae-Tweep (Alison Becker).RELATED: Here's how Chris Pratt wanted 'Parks and Recreation' to endAs an added bonus, Paul Rudd shows up one more time to reprise his role as Bobby Newport. Those are just some of the surprises waiting to be discovered in the episode, which you can watch above.RELATED: 12 great shows that started out... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/gLhN0JdUfWA/watch_10_extra_minutes_parks_and_recreation_producers_cut-2015-02

'Parks and Recreation' finale secretly reveals Jean-Ralphio's fate

The incredibly sweet series finale of "Parks and Recreation" moved further ahead in time to show viewers where each character ended up, and just about everyone -- from stalwarts Leslie and Ben to relative newcomer Craig -- had a happy, fulfilling life.The notable exception to all of that (and easily the most jokey of the flash-forwards) was that of Jean-Ralphio Saperstein (Ben Schwartz), Tom's (Aziz Ansari) scam-artist friend. We see him and his equally awful sister Mona-Lisa (Jenny Slate) in 2022, after he fakes his death. They plan to use the insurance money to open a casino in Tajikistan, but their singing about the scheme just yards away from Jean-Ralphio's funeral blows their cover.It turns out, though, that even Jean-Ralphio may have made something of himself. In an interview with Variety, "Parks and Rec" co-creator Mike Schur (who directed and co-wrote the finale with Amy Poehler) hints at a "tiny Easter egg very deeply buried... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/xnwU_jouYyk/parks_and_recreation_finale_secretly_reveals_jean-ralphios_fate-2015-02

The 20 Best Episodes of 'Parks and Recreation'

NBC's Parks and Recreation may be over, but we will always cherish out memories of the town of Pawnee, Indiana. We?ve watched as Leslie Knope tirelessly worked to improve a town that's slogan used to be ?First in Friendship, Fourth in Obesity.? Parks and Recreation took a farcical look at the relationship between small-town governments and their often ill-informed citizenry; it showed the hypocrisy of elected officials when it comes to their personal and professional lives. It provoked debate about government overstepping its bounds and infringing on personal freedoms. By using comedy, the show explored hot-button issues such as sex education, gay marriage and the difference between a pony and a miniature horse. Leslie Knope and her friends may be moving on, but like the citizens of Pawnee, we're all better off for having known them. Here are the best episodes of the series.   Read More... http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/the-20-best-episodes-of-parks-and-recreation-44450.aspx

'Parks and Recreation' cast join Seth Meyers for beautiful send-off

Even outside ofPawnee, the cast of Parks and Recreation cast proved on Late Night with Seth Meyers that they can still warm your heart like no one else. Tuesdays broadcast marked the one-year anniversary of Meyers start as host of The Late Late...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/KAoUnOKXJaI/parks-and-recreation-cast-join-seth-meyers-beautiful-send

'Parks and Recreation's' Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt pack up their Pawnee days

"I'm always excited about what's next."So says Amy Poehler, and it's time for the "Saturday Night Live" alum to focus on that as "Parks and Recreation" reaches the end of its road. NBC's local-government comedy series wraps up its seven-season run with an hour-long finale Tuesday (Feb. 24), but Poehler's intrigue about moving on doesn't mean she won't long for her longtime alter ego: Leslie Knope, who progressed from being a city employee of fictional Pawnee, Ind., to a regional director of the U.S. National Park Service."One of the things I'm going to miss the most is like hearing what's going to happen to Leslie next year," Poehler tells Zap2it. "You know, we would have a summer discussion about it, and Mike [series executive producer and co-creator Mike Schur] would be like, 'I think she's going to run for office.' You knew this was going to happen, and I'm going to really miss that."Schur reflects,... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/P4CTsadhwHg/parks_and_recreation_series_finale_amy_poehler_chris_pratt-2015-02

Parks and Recreation Series Finale Preview: One Last Ride for Leslie Knope (Video)

Amy Poehler and her Parks and Recreation co-stars appeared in a series of short previews Monday for the shows upcoming series finale. In the first clip, Leslie Knope (Poehler) gives her team a comprehensive retrospectiveof their history together. Rather than sit through the presentation, April ( Aubrey Plaza ) asks Cant we just quickly shake hands, pretend we like each other and get out of here?  Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/parks-and-recreation-series-finale-preview-one-last-ride-for-leslie-knope-video/

'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler: 'It's kind of ruined me for anything else'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall interviews "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler about her time on the NBC sitcom as Leslie Knope, and working with Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman and Chris Pratt.   Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/parks-and-recreation-star-amy-poehler-its-kind-of-ruined-me-for-anything-else

'Parks and Rec' finale clip: Jean-Ralphio says goodbye to Leslie

It seems like just last month we were welcoming back Parks and Recreation for its seventh seasonoh, right, we wereand now were being told that its already time to say goodbye again. This ones for all the waffles, though,as it is the final farewell, the...  Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/NekBExcYKDY/parks-and-recreation-finale-amy-poehler

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of February 23, 2015

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Parks and Recreation   (Series Finale) Tuesday at 8:00pm 10:00pm on NBC Why: The most adorable show that you (probably, looking at the ratings) never watched is ending! What will happen to the citizens of Pawnee, Indiana? Will April make it to a big city to meet her fellow eyerollers? Will Leslie become President? Will Ron Swanson immerse himself in a vat of pork? WHO KNOWS?! Prepare to talk about: How this one-time  Office  clone came into its own and, let's face it, became the superior show; what Amy Poehler will do next; how NBC has basically nothing left in its comedy store; which Ron Swanson quote is your favorite.     House of Cards (Season Premiere) Friday at 3:00am on Netflix Why: So, I've recently been informed that the political machinations are about as realistic as anything that has ever happend on one of the myriad  My Little Pony  series, but WHO CARES? Frank and Claire Underwood are the only people in Washington who manage to get it DONE, and for that they should be applauded and envied. Prepare to talk about: Whether anyone will ever really be able to bring down the Underwoods (ugh, I hope not); whether being President was really worth giving up that delicious BBQ; whether the Underwoods make smoking look cool (spoiler: yes); whether you'd vote for Frank.     Battle Creek (Series Premiere) Sunday at 10:00pm on CBS Why: Because it's from the guy behind  Breaking Bad  and  Better Call Saul  and it stars the guy from those (late, great) Allstate "Mayhem Like Me" ads  as a conflicted cop! But more than that, Sundays are totally dead until power players  Game of Thrones ,  Veep , Silicon Valley , and Mad Men  come back.  Prepare to talk about: Whether it's as good as  Breaking Bad ; how it's about time Dean Winters ("Mayhem") got a starring role (sigh, he was so good on  Oz ... remember  Oz ?); whether the whole "conflicted police offer" thing has been  done  or if you're still  feeling it .     Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on  Twitter .
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