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SAG Awards snubs: 'Homeland,' 'Parks and Rec,' Ryan Gosling left out

Our reaction to reading the list of nominees for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday morning (Dec. 14) went something like this:"Huh.""OK ...""Really?""Wait -- what? Where are 'Homeland' and 'Parks and Rec' and Margo Martindale and Ryan Gosling and, seriously, what the heck?"(OK, it was actually something a little stronger than "heck," but the last two letters are the same.)The two snubs on the TV side of the ledger that are hardest to process are those for "Parks and Recreation" and "Homeland." We'll grant that the TV categories are a little harder to crack, since SAG doesn't bother with categories for supporting actors, but it's hard to believe there was no room for Claire Danes, Amy Poehler, Damian Lewis or Nick Offerman their respective categories. It's even tought to believe neither ensemble got a nod, considering that "Parks and Rec" was arguably the most consistently funny comedy on television for all of 2011 and... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/sag-awards-snubs-homeland-parks-and-rec-ryan-gosling-left-out.html

'Parks & Recreation': Leslie Give the Best Presents (VIDEO)

This holiday-themed installment of 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC) looked at the fallout of Ben's resignation and the scandal that rocked Leslie's campaign. With a two-week suspension, Leslie found herself simply unable to do nothing, so she started a community action group. But it was her actions, via proxy Ann, at work that spurred everybody else to action. As usual, Leslie gave the most thoughtful gifts to everyone, so this year they decided to return the favor. Settling on a scale replica gingerbread model of the office. It would prove to be a huge winner. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/12/09/parks-and-recreation-leslie-give-the-best-presents-video/

'Parks and Recreation': Leslie Knope is on PCP (but not like you think)

Leslie Knope has not been idle during her suspension from the Pawnee parks department.Thursday's (Dec. 8) "Parks and Recreation" deals with the aftermath of Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) revealing their romance, after which Ben resigned from his post and Leslie was suspended for two weeks. But as you can see in the first of two clips from the episode, she's still got park business on her mind.So much so, in fact, that she's formed PCP (the Parks Committee of Pawnee) and drawn up a list of demands that she presents to Chris (Rob Lowe) -- along with a very thoughtful Christmas present. Leslie's gift-giving skills are also the subject of the second clip, as the parks staff runs down the list of incredible presents she got for them this year. Be warned, though: You will see Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) get choked up to the point that he's on the verge of... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/parks-and-recreation-leslie-knope-is-on-pcp-but-not-like-you-think.html

Parks and Recreation “Citizen Knope” Season 4 Episode 10

Parks and Recreation  “Citizen Knope” Season 4 Episode  10 airs Thursday December 8 on NBC (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  Unable to get work  done from inside the Parks  Department, Leslie (Amy Poehler ) forms a citizen action group and fights from the outside. Meanwhile, everyone in  the office  brainstorms ideas for what to get Leslie for Christmas. Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jim O’Heir, Retta and Rob Lowe also star. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/12/08/parks-and-recreation-citizen-knope-season-4-episode-10/

TV ratings: 'X Factor' gives FOX a Thursday win, 'Community' up a little

Fast national ratings for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011Another double elimination on "The X Factor" helped FOX score an across-the-board ratings win Thursday night. ABC got improved numbers from its "CMA Country Christmas" special, and while "Community" was up some for NBC, it still finished fourth in its time period.FOX delivered 9.5 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share in households for the night. ABC (8.42 million, 5.2/8) and CBS (8.41 million, 5.4/9) finished in pretty much a dead heat for second place. NBC (4.4 million, 2.9/5) was a distant third, and The CW trailed with just under a million viewers and a 0.7/1.The adults 18-49 title also went to FOX, which scored a 3.0 rating in the demographic. ABC finished second with a 2.1, followed by CBS, 1.9, and NBC, 1.8. The CW came in at 0.4.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/tv-ratings-x-factor-gives-fox-a-thursday-win-community-up-a-little.html

'The Trial of Leslie Knope' Rocks 'Parks & Recreation' (VIDEO)

We've been watching for weeks now as the relationship between Leslie and Ben has been tearing her up on 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). As we were reminded this week, at one point the pair of them even bribed a government official to keep their relationship a secret. It was a gift card and a kiss, but the point remains. These are things that go against everything Leslie Knope believes in, so finally she and Ben -- who'd decided to be together regardless of the rules -- told Chris about their relationship and how long it had been going on. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/12/02/the-trial-of-leslie-knope-rocks-parks-and-recreation-video/

PARKS AND RECREATION “The Trial of Leslie Knope” Season 4 Episode 9

PARKS AND RECREATION  “The Trial of Leslie Knope” Season 4 Episode  9 airs Thursday  December 1 on NBC (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  hings come to a head for Leslie (Amy Poehler), Ben (Adam Scott) and Chris (Rob Lowe). Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/12/01/parks-and-recreation-the-trial-of-leslie-knope-season-4-episode-9/

'Parks and Recreation' brings back Louis C.K., makes a 'Free Agent' pickup

The obstacles to love for Ben and Leslie on "Parks and Recreation" will keep coming this season -- including one that looks a lot like Louis C.K.The comedian and star of FX's "Louie" is set to reprise his role as Dave, the cop Leslie (Amy Poehler) dated for a while in Season 2, TVLine reports. Dave's arc on the show ended when he took a job in San Diego and Leslie decided to stay, but he'll return to Pawnee in an episode slated to air early next year. We're sure Ben (Adam Scott) will take the news of one of Leslie's exes being back in town in the same calm, not-at-all uncomfortable manner he's handled the other bits of bad news we've seen him get.Meanwhile, TVLine also reports -- and "Parks and Rec" showrunner Mike Schur confirms -- that Kathryn Hahn, late of NBC's short-lived "Free Agents," has also come aboard the show. She'll appear... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/11/parks-and-recreation-brings-back-louis-ck-makes-a-free-agent-pickup.html

Kathryn Hahn to Oppose Leslie on Parks and Recreation

It looks like Ben and Leslie's newly-rekindled romance won't affect the latter's political dreams after all. TV Line reports that Kathryn Hahn - most recently seen (below) on NBC's very short-lived Free Agents - will appear on multiple episodes of Parks and Recreation in early 2012 as an operative working against Leslie and her campaign for City Council. Hahn's character will debut in January and work for an opposing candidate. Played by whom?!? That much is uncertain. But we can only imagine the hilarious possibilities of this race... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/11/kathryn-hahn-to-oppose-leslie-on-parks-and-recreation/

Leslie Throws Caution to the Wind, Chooses Ben on 'Parks & Recreation' (VIDEO)

If Ron isn't careful, he's going to get all soft and mushy. He was fully invested in Andy's search for a college class to take, like a parent would be. Of course, Ron caring about the people he works with, despite his crusty exterior, is part of what makes his character work so well on 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). Leslie, on the other hand, has been struggling with how much she cares about Ben, going so far as to make terrible professional decisions week after week rather than deal with the situation head on. Until this week, that is. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/11/18/leslie-caution-to-the-wind-chooses-ben-parks-and-rec-video/
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