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Aziz Ansari reflects on Harris Wittels' life, the 'digital footprint' he left behind

'It hurts, because for a second, I forget what has happened, and then this electronic ghost forces me to remember all over again' http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/8Vpwo-3j4e0/aziz-ansari-harris-wittels-new-york-times

Aziz Ansari Remembers Harris Wittels Through His Digital Footprint

Earlier this year, comedian and Parks and Recreation writer Harris Wittels died of a drug overdose . The comedy world took the death hard, especially Aziz Ansari , who worked with Wittels on Parks and Rec and Master of None and penned an earlier remembrance for him on Tumblr . In a piece in The New York Times Magazine , Ansari writes a loving tribute to his friend, who lives on through a digital footprint. "It hurts, because for a second, I forget what has happened, and then this electronic ghost forces me to remember all over again," Ansari writes. He remembers some of the great Wittels' jokes that appeared on Master of None , including the one about texting a turtle in a briefcase and the other where Colin Salmon sets up a domino show.   As he goes down a digital rabbit hole of Wittels, there are some great exchanges, including this one between Wittels and Parks and Rec executive producer Mike Schur: Harris: Hey man I'm taking a [poop emoji] [poop emoji] [poop emoji] in the basement. Mike: I'm your boss. Harris: Found a great vacant bathroom downstairs. Be back soon. You guys keep going. Mike: I'm tweeting this if you don't get up here in 30 seconds. And then there's this discovery, in which Wittel's pretends to call from Heaven: Hey, it's Harris callin' from heaven. Ahh, it's pretty great up here. Ahh, it's beautiful for starters. Hitler's up here, however, for the vegetarianism thing so callin' [expletive] on that. But other than that it's pretty great. It is very cloudy. You sit on them so that's cool. Oops gotta go, ice cream buffet! http://www.vulture.com/2015/12/aziz-ansari-writes-tribute-to-harris-wittels.html

Miss Universe and Miss USA Judge Your Favorite TV Shows' Pageant Episodes

Lets get a few things straight right away. No, Miss Universe doesnt have to wear her crown every time she leaves the house. No, all pageant contestants dont plot to destroy their competitors. And yes, walking in sky high heels is tough, but mastering it is merely a matter of practice, said Paulina Vega, the... http://tvline.com/2015/12/18/miss-universe-usa-paulina-vega-oliva-jordan-tv-shows-pageant-episodes/

'Parks and Rec' Duo Team for Interracial Family Comedy at NBC

The untitled comedy from '30 Rock's' Matt Hubbard and Mike Schur has received a production commitment from the network.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Ndf8iz5yLgE/story01.htm

Parks and Rec Boss Shares Staff's 'Holy St!' Reaction to Series' Emmy Nod

For Parks and Recreation showrunner Mike Schur, Thursdays Emmy nominations were as relaxed as a day at the spa. After all, hes been through more nerve-wracking situations crafting the series finale for his beloved NBC comedy, for example. People in America have a real thing about finales, Schur tellsTVLine. Everyones like, Whats going to [] http://tvline.com/2015/07/16/emmy-nominations-2015-parks-and-recreation-best-comedy/

'Parks and Rec' alum Retta will host the 'Orphan Black' panel at Comic-Con

It doesnt all have to be so grave for the clones of Orphan Black. On Tuesday, BBC America announced that the shows panel at San Diego Comic-Con will be hosted by none other than Parks and Recreation star Retta, treat yo self expert,purveyor of fine leather goods, and a self-...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/NNWN_VKbh64/parks-and-rec-alum-retta-will-host-orphan-black-panel-comic-con

Parks and Recreations Season 7 Gag Reel Is a Gassy, Touching Joy

  As they say, a TV show dies twice: First when it has its finale, and then when its final bloopers emerge on the internet. So without further ado, here are the bloopers for Parks and Recreation 's seventh and final season. You will learn more than you'll ever want to know about Chris Pratt's butt. Also, just as a warning, things get misty when they start showing everyone's series wrap. The gag reel might as well be named Farts and Re-cry-ation.   Read More...   http://www.vulture.com/2015/06/parks-and-recreations-season-7-gag-reel.html

Parks and Recreaction's Retta Lands Girlfiends' Guide to Divorce Arc

The ladies of Girlfiends Guide to Divorce are about to treat themselves. Parks and Recreation alumna Retta will recur on Season 2 of the Bravo original series as Barbara, a conservative editor at the Huffington Post, our sister site Deadline reports. Barbara is less than thrilled with self-help author Abbys (played byLisa Edelstein) optimistic approach [] http://tvline.com/2015/06/04/retta-girlfriends-guide-to-divorce-season-2-cast/

'Parks and Recreation's' Aziz Ansari, Mike Schur Set New Comedy at Netflix

Co-created by Ansari and fellow 'Parks and Recreation' co-EP Alan Yang.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ufRX4kYH-5s/story01.htm

Watch 10 extra minutes of 'Parks and Recreation' courtesy of the producer's cut

If the series finale of "Parks and Recreation" just wasn't enough for you, NBC has a special treat. A producer's cut of the episode has been released with 10 extra minutes that fans should love.Not only are certain scenes extended -- including a very funny moment between Andy (Chris Pratt) and Dr. Saperstein (Henry Winkler) -- but the producer's cut of the episode also includes two additional flash forwards. For those left wondering about the fate of Councilman Jamm (Jon Glaser) in the future, you'll get a glimpse at what's to come for him, as well as reporter Shauna Malwae-Tweep (Alison Becker).RELATED: Here's how Chris Pratt wanted 'Parks and Recreation' to endAs an added bonus, Paul Rudd shows up one more time to reprise his role as Bobby Newport. Those are just some of the surprises waiting to be discovered in the episode, which you can watch above.RELATED: 12 great shows that started out... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/gLhN0JdUfWA/watch_10_extra_minutes_parks_and_recreation_producers_cut-2015-02
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