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Parks and Rec Boss on the Show's First Comedy Series Emmy Nom, and What Ron Swanson Would Say

What would Ron Swanson say about Parks and Recreation's first nomination for best comedy? "All he knows is that Julia Roberts is that toothy girl from Mystic Pizza , so he probably would be completely unaware of what's happening," says Parks boss Mike Schur. "He's not very hard-wired into the Hollywood scene. I do think he would be very secretly happy for Leslie Knope." But Schur and star Amy Poehler were plenty happy to be recognized after three rocky seasons on-air. "I think she and I both felt like http://www.tvguide.com/News/Parks-Recreation-Emmy-Ron-Swanson-1035255.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Emmys 2011: Amy Poehler talks about 'Parks and Recreation's outstanding comedy nomination

For the second year in a row, Amy Poehler is an Emmy nominee for her work on "Parks and Recreation." But she's much less excited about that than about the fact that the show itself was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. I got on the phone with Poehler for a few minutes to talk about the nominations, about co-star Nick Offerman being snubbed again, and what her unconventional plan is to win the darned trophy this year.   Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/emmys-2011-amy-poehler-talks-about-parks-and-recreations-outstanding-comedy-nomination

Emmys 2011: 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Friday Night Lights' signal more good than bad

The glass half-empty view of the 2011 Emmy nominations ( the full list is here ): NBC's ridiculous "Harry's Law" now has as many nominations as "The Wire" ever got, and AMC's maddening "The Killing" now has three times as many nominations as "The Wire" ever got, while NBC's audacious, hilarious "Community" didn't get a single nomination for the second year in a row. The glass half-full view of the 2011 Emmy nominations: "Friday Night Lights" and "Parks and Recreation" (aka the best drama and comedy on network TV)  were nominated for best drama and comedy, all the "Justified" castmembers who should have been nominated were (even though FX has an uneven track record with the Emmys), and Louis C.K. somehow got nominated for acting, writing and editing (albeit not all for the same show).   Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/emmys-2011-parks-and-recreation-friday-night-lights-signal-more-good-than-bad

'Parks and Recreation': Tammy I is coming -- who should play her?

Good news for "Parks and Recreation" fans, potentially bad news for "Parks and Recreation" characters: We will meet Tammy I early in the coming season.Among other revelations in co-creator Mike Schur's interview with TV Guide -- including a story arc for Ron Swanson's (Nick Offerman) facial hair -- was this one: Ron's first ex will be making an appearance "very early" in Season 4."Probably not in the first episode, but mostly likely in the second," Schur says. "We're working on casting her as we speak."The show offered the briefest glimpse of Tammy I in its season finale in May, and we know from that episode that she scares the bejesus out of Tammy II (Megan Mullally), Donna (Retta) and presumably most of the rest of the characters. Offerman has suggested Oprah Winfrey for the part, and while we'd love that, we don't quite see it happening.So who should get the role? Who has both the... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/parks-and-recreation-tammy-i-is-coming----who-should-play-her.html

Parks and Recreation Scoop: Ron's Facial Hair, Tammy 1, Leslie's Big Decision and More!

Will Leslie choose her career or love? Has Tom left City Hall for good? Will Ron's eyebrows ever grow back? Last season's finale of Parks and Recreation was packed with more cliff-hangers than a whole season of The Killing ! Executive producer Mike Schur says the good news is that for the past month, he and the show's writing staff have been coming up with answers — and he was only too willing to share! The bad news is..... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Parks-Recreation-Season4-Scoop-Mike-Schur-1035173.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Parks and Recreation' presents Ron Swanson's finest food moments

Sadly, the Ben & Jerry's Flavor Ron Swanson's All of the Bacon and Eggs You Have is not real. Sadder still, a new season of "Parks and Recreation" is still two months and change in the future.Fortunately, we have this little Swanson snack to tide us over: NBC has compiled Ron's (Nick Offerman) finest food-related moments into a nearly seven-minute video. You'll see everything from our initial introduction to Ron's love of breakfast food to his "turf and turf" creation to the scene (from last season's "Indianapolis" episode) that inspired the fake Ben & Jerry's flavor.You had us at "meat tornado," Ron. Here's the video:... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/parks-and-recreation-presents-ron-swansons-finest-food-moments.html

'Parks and Recreation': Oprah, Helen Mirren and More 'Tammy 1' Casting Ideas from Megan Mullally

Oh, what life must be like in the Nick Offerman/Megan Mullally house. He, the mustachioed stallion who plays the iconic Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation . She, his real-life wife who plays his ex, Tammy 2, from time to (insane) time. Even if they're not leaving greasy footprints on the ceiling, getting midnight tattoos and ending up in jail together, I bet they have so much fun. Like when they're dream-casting their TV show together! In the season 3 finale of Parks and Recreation , Mullally's character reappeared just in time to get word from Donna that Ron's first wife, "Tammy 1," was literally in the building. That was enough to send Tammy 2, who herself is a frighteningly unhinged woman, sprinting away in fear. The P&R audience caught a glimpse of the first wife's errant elbow through a window, left to wonder as one of the show's many finale cliffhangers: "Who is Tammy 1?" Read More... http://www.buddytv.com/articles/parks-and-recreation/parks-and-recreation-oprah-hel-40847.aspx

'Parks & Recreation': The Best of Donna (VIDEO)

Thursday nights are getting a little rough without new installments of 'Parks & Recreation.' It's totally understandable if you just stare at your blank TV screen, imagining new episodes with Leslie, Ron and the gang. Thankfully, NBC has released this "Best of" compilation featuring the criminally underused Retta as Donna Meagle. We're counting this as a small victory since Donna was featured in a list of characters we think deserve more screen time. Quit reading these words and watch the video below. Be prepared, she talks about her Mecedes a lot. Wouldn't you? http://www.aoltv.com/2011/06/16/parks-and-recreation-the-best-of-donna-video/

'Parks and Recreation': Leslie Knope becomes an author

"Parks and Recreation's" setting of Pawnee, Ind., may be the most fleshed-out fictional town of any show this side of "The Simpsons." Soon you'll be able to spend even more time there.NBC and Hyperion Books have announced the publication of "Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America," a 240-page book "written, completed, researched, typed, collated, proof-read and run through spell-check" by Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler's unflappably upbeat Pawnee booster."The ever-expanding town of Pawnee has become its own character in our show, and we're thrilled that we got to accelerate that expansion in one giant, goofy 240-page comedy book," "Parks and Rec" co-creator Mike Schur says. "It's a complete portrait of Everytown, USA, which every reader -- whether a fan of the show or a newbie -- can enjoy."The book -- is written from Leslie's point of view, but other characters will have their say as well. Readers will also get a complete list of past town... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/parks-and-recreation-leslie-knope-becomes-an-author.html

TCA Nominations: 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'Justified' recognized

The Television Critics Association has announced its 2011 TCA Award Nominations, which include honors for "Boardwalk Empire," "Community," and the final season of "Friday Night Lights.""Parks and Recreation" is also nominated -- both Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Offerman will host the awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 6."The Television Critics Association's yearly awards are a prestigious event where seasoned professional TV writers offer their choices for the people and shows bringing the best to TV audiences," says TCA President Susan Young. "We do not accept submissions. Nominees represent the TCA's version of the All-Star team and we take great pride in honoring them."The full list of nominees is found below.Individual Achievement in Drama1. Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire," HBO)2. Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones," HBO)3. Jon Hamm ("Mad Men," AMC)4. Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife," CBS) 5. Margo Martindale ("Justified", FX)6.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/tca-nominations-friday-night-lights-parks-and-rec-justified-recognized.html
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