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Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler Promises a "Bonkers" Season Finale

  Parks and Recreation   is preparing for what can only be called an epic season ( thankfully not series ) finale. Not only will First Lady  Michelle Obama  appear, but there will be plenty of other familiar faces popping up in Pawnee for the upcoming Unity concert, which will include a special performance by Donna's ( Retta ) cousin Ginuwine  and — possibly — Duke Silver!   Read More...     http://www.tvguide.com/News/Parks-Recreations-Amy-Poehler-1079478.aspx?rss=breakingnews

‘Parks and Rec's’ Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman Characters Are Show Creator's View of a Politically Perfect America

“Parks and Recreation” Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's characters Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson are clearly the mom and dad of the fictitious Pawnee Parks and Rec Department, but they also represent bipartisan politics from showrunner Michael Schur's point of view. In Schur's America, represented in one small-town Indiana government department Thursday nights on NBC, Swanson is intended to be the gruff Republican and Knope the naive Democrat, the show creator explained at Tuesday's PaleyFest panel. The purpose of their functional, respectful professional relationship and personal friendship — despite being at different ends morally and ethically — is one that Schur wishes to see happen between the aisles in Congress.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/parks-recreation-rec-amy-poehler-mike-schur-paleyfest-nick-offerman-chris-pratt

TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' tops night, 'American Idol' down in time slot change

Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 13, 2014"The Big Bang Theory" continues to be CBS' winning comedy as it brought in 17.3 million viewers and a 10.4/18 households rating on March 13. Though it was down from its 17.9 million viewers (10.7/18) the week before, it still was by far the most-watched program of the night.The series continues to be a great lead-in for "The Millers," which was the second-most watched program of the night. Also performing well was "Scandal" (down from last week, but still winning the coveted 18-49 demographic in its timeslot). Meanwhile, "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland," "Parks and Recreation" and "Reign" held steady from the previous week, and "Community" eked out a slight increase in viewers and ratings."American Idol"continued its dip in ratings from earlier this week when the results show moved from the 8 p.m. hour to 9 p.m. Though it still topped its competitors, it was down from... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/tv-ratings-big-bang-theory-tops-night-american-idol-down-in-time-slot-change.html

Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 17 “Galantine’s Day”

Parks and Recreation  season 6 episode 17 “Galantine’s Day” airs Thursday, March 20 2014 on NBC (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  Parks and Recreation season 6 episode 17 “Galantine’s Day”- Leslie (Amy Poehler) throws a hasty Galentine’s Day in an attempt to find a replacement for Ann (Rashida Jones). Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Ben (Adam Scott) look to finalize a deal on tents for the Unity Concert, while Ron (Nick Offerman) finds himself looking after Andy (Chris Pratt). Aubrey Plaza, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/03/20/parks-and-recreation-season-6-episode-17-galantines-day/

NBC Renews Grimm, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD and Officially Confirms Parks and Recreation: Season 7

NBC will continue to follow the exploits of demon-fighting cops in Portland and more traditional cops and firefighters in Chicago, as the network announced renewals today for  Grimm ,  Chicago Fire  and  Chicago PD . All three renewals were expected, with Grimm returning for Season 4, Chicago Fire for Season 3 and its spinoff, Chicago PD, for Season 2. Read More... http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/20/nbc-renews-grimm-chicago-fire-and-chicago-pd-and-officially-confirms-parks-and-recreation-season-7?abthid=532aec79ec34b7cd7b000012

TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' rises Thursday but 'Scandal' and 'Grey's Anatomy' fall

Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 6, 2014Per usual, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Scandal" were among Thursday's top shows in the ratings. But while "Big Bang" was up a little bit over its performance last week, "Scandal" took a hit in its second episode back from hiatus. The strong performance from "Big Bang" helped "The Millers" and "Two and a Half Men" as well, with the latter scoring its best numbers since its season premiere. At ABC, "Grey's Anatomy" joined "Scandal" in dipping week to week. "Parks and Recreation" and "Parenthood" each rose slightly for NBC, as did "The Vampire Diaries" on The CW. "American Idol" dropped slightly for FOX.CBS averaged 10.7 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/11 share in households for the night. FOX (6.64 million, 4.2/7) narrowly beat ABC (6.58 million, 4.6/8) for second. NBC came in fourth with 3.3 million viewers and a 2.1/3, and The CW (2 million, 1.3/2) trailed.CBS... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/tv-ratings-big-bang-theory-rises-thursday-but-scandal-and-greys-anatomy-fall.html

Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 16 “New Slogan”

Parks and Recreation  season 6 episode 16 “New Slogan” airs Thursday, March 13 2014 on NBC (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  Parks and Recreation season 6 episode 16 “New Slogan”- Leslie (Amy Poehler) aims to create a new town slogan, but runs afoul of local shock jocks (Special Guest Stars Nick Kroll and Matt Besser). Andy (Chris Pratt) scouts bands to play the Unity Concert and discovers an interesting secret about Ron (Nick Offerman), while Tom (Aziz Ansari) looks for a restaurant locale with Donna (Retta) and April (Aubrey Plaza). Adam Scott and Jim O’Heir also star. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/03/13/parks-and-recreation-season-6-episode-16-new-slogan/

Exclusive Parks and Rec Sneak Peek: Has Tom Found a New Calling?

  Tom Haverford may have lost Rent-a-Swag, but a new career may not be far off! When Tom ( Aziz Ansari ) and Ben ( Adam Scott ) go in search for corporate sponsors for an upcoming benefit concert during Thursday's Parks and Recreation (8:30/7:30c, NBC), Tom comes across...   http://www.tvguide.com/News/Parks-Recreation-Video-1078856.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Michelle Obama Heads to Parks & Recreation! The First Lady to Make Cameo During Season Six Finale

) Michelle Obama Heads to Parks & Recreation! The First Lady to Make Cameo During Season Six Finale Move over, Joe Biden! Michelle Obama is ready to shine during her own Parks and Recreation cameo! Find out when you can catch the first lady in action.

'Parks and Recreation' meets 'Game of Thrones': Ben's Iron Throne in GIFs, video

"Game of Thrones" invaded "Parks and Recreation" for its "Anniversaries" episode. While Ben (Adam Scott) scrambled to set up an entire day for Leslie (Amy Poehler), she countered with the perfect gift for any "GoT" fan: the Iron Throne.It's not the real Iron Throne, of course. You have to kill heads of various noble families in Westeros to get that. Leslie's gift is instead a full-size replica built at the local craft store. For nerdy Ben -- a professed "Game of Thrones" fan and already the owner of a Batman costume -- this present was beyond perfect.How excited was he? GIFs show Ben's "stupid shock" face best.In "Parks and Recreation," you win or you die? It doesn't have quite the same ring, even if the show has the appropriate throne now.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/parks-and-recreation-meets-game-of-thrones-bens-iron-throne-in-gifs-video.html
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