'Parks and Recreation' finds its Tammy I: Patricia Clarkson


When Zap2it spoke with "Parks and Recreation" co-creator Michael Schur about the show's Emmy nomination for best comedy, we also talked a little about the coming season.More specifically, we asked about Tammy I -- Ron's (Nick Offerman) first ex-wife, whose presence was teased in last season's finale -- and whether they were looking for someone to fill the then-vacant role who fits Ron's stated physical type: "pretty, dark-haired women.""That was in our mind," Schur said at the time. "... A lot of factors had to come into play. A lot of things were hinted at -- it's someone who really terrifies the second Tammy [Megan Mullally], so it can't be a diminutive, blonde-haired lady, probably."The "probably" is the key part of that last sentence, because "Parks and Rec" has cast diminutive, blonde-haired Patricia Clarkson to play the part, TVLine reports.Clarkson, a two-time Emmy winner (for "Six Feet Under") and Oscar nominee (for "Pieces of April"),...



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