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Harris Wittels, Parks and Recreation Producer, Dead at 30

Harris Wittels, a longtime co-executive producer of Parks and Recreation, died Thursday at the age of 30 from a possible drug overdose, TMZ reports. In addition to co-producing more than 70 episodes of Parks, Wittels wrote a number of installments andrecurred on the NBC comedyas Harris, an employee at Pawnee Animal Control. Wittels also served [] http://tvline.com/2015/02/19/harris-wittels-dead-dies-parks-and-recreation-producer/

'Parks and Rec' executive producer Harris Wittels dies of alleged drug overdose

Harris Wittels, a writer and comedian who most recently worked as a co-executive producer on "Parks and Recreation," died Thursday (Feb. 19) at his home, according to TMZ. The 30-year-old was reportedly found around 1 p.m. local time, with no signs of trauma to his body but with drug paraphernalia in his home, according to law enforcement officials. He had previously been to rehab, but reportedly recently spoke about being sober. In addition to "Parks and Recreation," Wittels was also a producer for "Eastbound & Down" and "Secret Girlfriend," in addition to appearing on "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and appearing on and writing for "The Sarah Silverman Program."NBC has no comment at this time. Zap2it has also reached out to Wittels' agent. PHOTOS: 2015 celebrity deaths... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/3LlU5p3Oqac/parks_and_rec_executive_producer_harris_wittels_dies_alleged_drug_overdose-2015-02

Mayor Gunderson becomes 'Parks and Recreation's' Season 7 biggest surprise (so far)

For all of its final season, "Parks and Recreation" creator Mike Schur has been teasing that fans' favorite faces and some surprise new ones will be making an appearance. On Tuesday's (Feb. 17) episode one of the biggest surprises came to be -- the man himself Bill Murray appeared on the show.RIP Mayor Gunderson. #ParksandRec pic.twitter.com/i9nz75zyNp-- Parks and Recreation (@parksandrecnbc) February 18, 2015 Part of the reason Murray's appearance was such a surprise is because he played a character that has only been referred to but never actually seen on the show. He showed up as the deceased Mayor Walter Gunderson -- already dead in his casket. He didn't interact with the cast, but did bid Pawnee farewell in a video address. However, for the most part he just laid in his casket, proving that "Parks and Rec" is in its prime as it goes into its final two episodes.The rest of the "Parks... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/sSZVX0swD0g/mayor_gunderson_becomes_parks_and_recreations_season_7_biggest_surprise_so_far-2015-02

'Parks and Recreation' co-star Jim O'Heir: 'It was the best place to be.'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall interviews "Parks and Recreation" actor Jim O'Heir about his role as Garry/Jerry Gergich, and about saying goodbye to the show and co-stars like Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt.   Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/parks-and-recreation-co-star-jim-oheir-it-was-the-best-place-to-be

NBC Details the One-Hour Series Finale of "Parks & Recreation" on Tuesday February 24

The series, starring Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Retta, and Jim O'Heir, signs off later this month (SPOILERS!).   Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2015/02/13/nbc-details-the-one-hour-series-finale-of-parks-and-recreation-on-tuesday-february-24-19212/20150213nbc03/

'Parks and Recreation's' Retta was a Leslie Knope in high school

For the past seven seasons, Retta has provided one of the few voices of reason as Donna Meagle on the madcap NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," currently in its final weeks Tuesdays on NBC.If you look at her high school record, however, the actress looks more like a real-life embodiment of Amy Poehler's over-achieving main character, Leslie Knope."There were people in my group who were way more enthusiastic go-getters than I was," Retta tells Zap2it. "I did do a lot of things because I was, first, a little bit popular, and second, I didn't want to miss stuff. So I was on the student council, the yearbook staff, I managed wrestling, I was a cheerleader and I did track. I did win the Spirit Award one year on my cheerleading team."As an avid student in honors math and science, Retta started college in North Carolina as a pre-med candidate, but away from home, she began... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/5a-ckqhtKG0/parks_and_recreation_retta_leslie_knope_high_school-2015-02

Literally the Entire Cast of Parks and Recreation Will Visit Late Night with Seth Meyers to Say Goodbye

  Everyone knows Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers are best friends, right? Amy was Seth's inaugural guest when he took over as the host of Late Night last year, so it only makes sense that Amy would like to have her BFF by her side as she says goodbye to Parks and Recreation after seven critically acclaimed ...   Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/parks-and-recreation-series-finale-late-night-seth-meyers/?rss=breakingnews

"Parks and Recreation" Cast to Celebrate Series Finale on "Late Night with Seth Meyers"

The telecast, set for 12:35 a.m. the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 24, will feature Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir, Retta and executive producer Michael Schur.   Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2015/02/06/parks-and-recreation-cast-to-celebrate-series-finale-on-late-night-with-seth-meyers-302212/20150206nbc02/

Exclusive Parks and Rec Sneak Peek: Which Familiar Face Is Donna's Maid of Honor?

  Weddings are always stressful, but it sounds like Parks and Recreation 's Donna ( Retta ) and her fianc Joe ( Keegan Michael Key ) have their work cut out for them. And not just because the extremely temperamental Craig ( Billy Eichner ) is her wedding planner.    Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/parks-and-rec-donna-wedding-maid-honor-sneak-peek/?rss=breakingnews

'Parks and Recreation' brings back 'Treat Yo Self' and ups the ante

One of "Parks and Recreation's" best contributions to pop culture has made its epic return in the show's final season. #TreatYoSelf2017 is here -- and like everything in Season 7 it has been upgraded.A trip to the mall won't do it for ballers like Tom and Donna, so they went big and celebrated the "best day of the year" in Beverly Hills. They saw Usher's L.A. residence and Usher's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There's spa dates and fancy restaurants -- including a table next to Josh Groban ordering a roll of sushi named after himself. It's a dream come true.RELATED: Chris Pratt eyed for 'Indiana Jones': Every other conceivable action hero he could playBringing back "Treat Yo Self" is just "Parks and Recreation's" latest tap of nostalgia that is making Season 7 the best the show has ever done. Every line is a laugh out loud joke and the cast and... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/XJfH-BJT3xw/parks_and_recreation_brings_back_treat_yo_self_and_ups_the_ante-2015-01
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