'Parks and Recreation': Showrunner Michael Schur on Leslie's decision, Patricia Clarkson and more


As Zap2it began a conversation with "Parks and Recreation" co-creator Michael Schur Monday night (Aug. 1), one of his stars, Aziz Ansari, pulled out a digital recorder too to ask if, in fact, it's true that Michael Clarke Duncan will guest-star as Tom's new love interest this season.It's not -- but it did lead to Schur revealing to us this most minor of spoilers: You'll see former NBA player Detlef Schrempf in at least one episode this season as we check in with Entertainment 720, Tom's new business venture with Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz). We also talked about a lot more, including what Schur's excited about so far, the decision facing Leslie (Amy Poehler) and the casting of Patricia Clarkson as Tammy I. Zap2it: When we talked recently, you said the actress playing Tammy I "can't be a diminutive, blonde-haired lady, probably." Yet you cast Patricia Clarkson.Michael Schur: We were in negotiations and looking at pictures...



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