'Parks and Recreation's' Washington Trip to Feature Political Guest Stars

Senators Barbara Boxer, John McCain and Olympia Snowe will cameo when Amy Poehler and company head to D.C. during Season 5.

'Parks and Recreation': Mr. Wyatt goes to Washington -- for real

"Parks and Recreation" will follow Ben Wyatt to Washington, D.C., next season -- and any backdrops of the nation's capital you see likely won't be faked.The NBC show is hoping to travel to Washington to shoot scenes for its season premiere, TVLine reports. In last season's finale, Ben (Adam Scott) took a job working on a congressional campaign after managing Leslie's (Amy Poehler) successful City Council run in Pawnee.Poehler is also set to film scenes in D.C. as Leslie and Ben try to make their long-distance romance work."Parks and Rec" is scheduled to begin its fifth season on Sept. 20....

'Community's' Dan Harmon: 'That's no way for a boss to behave' says 'Parks and Recreation' star

"Community" showrunner Dan Harmon's recent firing didn't come as a complete surprise to everyone. "It was crazy, but not surprising," "Parks and Recreation" star Nick Offerman candidly tells "GQ" about the shakeup on his fellow NBC sitcom. "Dan has been notoriously difficult with NBC," Offerman adds. "And then he had that really public Chevy Chase feud."Harmon reportedly ridiculed Chase at the third-season wrap party, and then publicly played a furious, profanity-riddled message the veteran actor left on his voicemail after leaving the party."I think Dan is brilliant, but we all kind of hung our heads and thought, That's no way for a boss to behave."David Guarascio and Moses Port are "Community's" new bosses; its fourth season premieres Oct. 19, in a new Friday-night time slot. "Parks and Recreation" returns for a fifth season Sept. 20....

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

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. Read More...

'Parks & Rec' Cast Wants Some Lovin' In Season 5

" Parks and Recreation " has secured a Season 5 and Leslie Knope has gotten her city council seat, so what's next? Lots of loving, if the stars get their way. "Well, my big hope was to roll the cameras and have us show up and get in costume. That's looking good," Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson, said with a laugh at the Peabody Awards, where "Parks and Rec" was honored . "Beyond that, I think all of us are hoping for some love interests this fall, of one sort or another. Everyone needs to get some." Jim O'Heir, who plays the parks and recreation department's lovable oaf Jerry, said he's just happy to make more episodes of the series. "I'm just glad when my name's on the call sheet so whatever they figure out after that is fine," O'Heir said. "Parks and Rec" executive producer Mike Schur, who called the Peabody Award "insane," talked to HuffPost TV about what to expect in Season 5. The fan-favorite comedy returns for a 22-episode fifth season in the fall. Season 4 ended with Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) winning the city council seat in the fictional Pawnee, Indiana, Ben (Adam Scott) getting a job offer in Washington, D.C. and Andy (Chris Pratt) toying with the idea of attending police academy. Schur said planning for the new season is just getting started, but Ben will be in D.C., even though the show might not actually film any episodes there. "We get back to work with the writers in two weeks," Schur said. "Usually, what we like to do in our finales is throw a lot of balls in the air and then meet over the summer and figure out how to catch them. That's what we'll be doing. The plan right now is that Ben Wyatt will be in D.C. for a number of episodes. We don't know how many. There's a lot of potential storylines and possibilities and we don't know where we're going to go yet. We'll figure it out." Could viewers see President Leslie Knope one day? "I don't think the show will be on the air long enough," Schur said. "Season 21 -- if we beat 'Gunsmoke,' then maybe she can be president. She's an ambitious person and she's trying to move up the ladder in her chosen career path so I don't think she's going to be content just being a city councillor forever." "Parks and Recreation" will return to NBC in the 2012-2013 season on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET. For a look at NBC's new series, click through the slideshow below:

Parks and Recreation: Renewed for Season 5!

Breaking news, Parks and Recreation fans: we'll get to see what Leslie Knope will be like in office. NBC just announced a fifth season renewal for what many consider to be the funniest show on television. It joins fellow Thursday comedies 30 Rock and Community in receiving a pick-up, while the same news is all but guaranteed for The Office, considering recent new deals signed by Ed Helms, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer. Read More...

TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' finale tops 'American Idol' Thursday, 'Vampire Diaries' steady

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 10, 2012The season finale of "The Big Bang Theory" was down from its numbers last week, but it was still the night's top show among adults 18-49 and beat "American Idol" by almost a full point in their common half-hour. "Idol" was pretty much even with last week, as were the season finales of "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation" last week.Elsewhere, "Grey's Anatomy" continued its late-season positive run by posting its best numbers in three months. The finale of "The Vampire Diaries" held steady with last week's ratings, as did "The Secret Circle."Network numbers coming shortly. Thursday hour by hour:8 p.m.FOX: "American Idol" results (15.1 million viewers, 9.2/16 households)CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" season finale (13.3 million, 8.0/14)/"Rules of Engagement" (8.85 million, 5.4/9)ABC: "Missing" (6.4 million, 4.2/7)NBC: "Community" (3.1 million, 2.0/4)/"30 Rock" (2.95 million, 1.8/3)The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" season finale (2.5 million, 1.6/3)18-49 leader: "The Big Bang...

'Parks & Rec': Who Won The Election, And Who's Leaving?

The end of the season and the end of the election on " Parks & Recreation " (Thu., 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC) and it came down to 21 votes. 21 votes that went in favor of Bobby Newport. Lucky for Leslie, the closeness of the vote prompted a mandatory recount, so there was nothing but the waiting. This finale had all of the classic elements that make for a great "P&R" episode. It was genuinely touching to see Leslie tear up when casting her vote for herself in the election. And it was completely typical that Jerry would somehow screw up -- in this case, he was too late to even vote. Luckily, Jerry's non-vote wasn't the deciding factor. It was Ann who gave Leslie the news. After the recount, there was still a 21 vote difference. Only this time it was in Leslie's favor. Councilwoman Knope has won the day! But the success of her campaign had an unexpected side effect. Newport's campaign manager was so impressed with Ben's running of the Knope campaign that she offered him a dream job in Washington running a national campaign. A job Leslie at first was reluctant to let him take, but in the end encouraged him to. While NBC has renewed " Community " and " 30 Rock " for shortened season, there is no official word yet on "Parks & Recreation," though insiders are confident it will return; at least for a shortened season. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

‘Community’, ‘Parks and Recreation’, ‘Up All Night’ and ‘Whitney’ Get Renewed at NBC

As other comedies at NBC are having the plug pull on their future, four other sitcoms are getting another chance at survival. The comedies that will be back at NBC include:  

Parks and Recreation “Win, Lose or Draw” Season 4 Episode 22 (Season Finale)

Parks and Recreation  “Win, Lose or Draw” Season 4 Episode 22 airs Thursday May 10 on NBC (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis :  IT’S ELECTION NIGHT IN PAWNEE — PAUL RUDD (“KNOCKED UP”) AND KATHRYN HAHN (“STEP BROTHERS”) GUEST STAR. It’s election day in Pawnee, and Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) are separated by a razor-thin margin. While everyone waits with Leslie for the race to be called, they ponder their futures, and their new opportunities. Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star. Read More...