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PARKS AND RECREATION’s Nick Offerman Interview

While many wonderful characters fill NBC’s hilarious  PARKS AND RECREATION , the meat-loving, government-hating Ron Swanson is definitely a standout and his portrayer, the deliciously deadpan Nick Offerman, steals an impressive number of scenes. Of course, so does his mustache. A long-time talented character actor, Offerman has finally found the perfect showcase for his talents and his joy at playing "Ron f—–n’ Swanson" shines through in every episode. When his real-life wife Megan Mullally drops by as Ron’s nefarious ex-wife Tammy, that joy turns to palpable  glee , and rumor has it she might be making an appearance in the two-part third season finale, airing on NBC tonight, May 19, from 10-11pm eastern/9-10pm central. Read More...

6 Things to Know About the 'Parks & Recreation' Finale, Plus an Exclusive Clip

Before 'Parks and Recreation' unleashes its hour-long season finale at 10PM ET Thursday, we're bringing you one last exclusive clip from the extended version of 'Li'l Sebastian,' the second of the two episodes that serve as the NBC comedy's season 3 swan song. After the clip, check out a few non-spoilery hints about what will transpire in 'The Bubble' and 'Li'l Sebastian,' the final episodes of the wonderful third season of the NBC drama. And don't forget to check back here after the finale airs: Joel Keller will have a recap, and I'll also post my thoughts on the end of 'Parks and Rec's' third season.

Parks and Recreation Finale: Will Ben and Leslie Heat Things Up? And Where's Tom Going?

Oh yes, Ben and Leslie are getting it on. In last week's episode, "Road Trip," both confessed their mutual like — and then Ben (Adam Scott) did something about it! But can they keep a lid on it after a kiss like that? Parks and Recreation boss Mike Schur says it won't be easy. "It wasn't a tidy bow on the end of that episode. Now that they've expressed their feelings for each other, the question becomes, 'What do we do about it?'" he tells

Tempers Flare in an Exclusive 'Parks and Recreation' Clip

As we reported a few weeks ago, the folks at 'Parks and Recreation' are creating longer versions of some season 3 episodes and posting these Producers' Cuts online. 'The Fight,' one of the two excellent 'Parks and Rec' episodes that air Thursday, is getting the same treatment, and we have an exclusive clip from the extended version of that episode below. Things get heated in 'The Fight,' which finds the staff of the Parks and Recreation department at odds over broken equipment. For more on what transpires in Pawnee Thursday, read on below the clip.

'Parks and Recreation' goes on a bender

The first of Thursday's (May 12) two "Parks and Recreation" episodes features the Pawnee crew hitting the Snakehole Lounge for the launch of Tom's (Aziz Ansari) new adult beverage, Snake Juice.It's not pretty.Written by star Amy Poehler, "The Fight" features most of the cast playing drunk after ingesting Tom's creation, a very alcoholic, "Kahlua-like" beverage he calls Snake Juice. Zap2it was on set last December as the cast was filming the episode, and we got to see some of the aftermath of that night. Snake Juice goes down easy but packs a rather harsh bite."Everyone goes to the Snakehole for this party and gets super-wasted," Poehler told us then. "What we've been shooting ... that's been really fun is everyone doing really drunk talking heads. I cannot wait for the extended remix of that, the DVD version of it, because we could have done a 30-minute episode just of everyone's drunk talk." Indeed, there's a...

A Night Out with Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman

What's better than breakfast meat and smoother than the jazz stylings of Duke Silver? That'd be Nick Offerman, the Parks and Recreation star who so brilliantly embodies Ron Swanson — director of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department and proud libertarian. As the sitcom winds down Season 3, we plied the deadpan actor with cocktails for a peek behind the moustache.

Parker and Recreation

Sometimes TV gets it right, and last night, Parks and Recreation got it uber-right. By casting quirky indie-flick queen Parker Posey as Leslie's ex-bestie-turned-government nemesis Lindsay, we got a double dose of the femme-faboo funny from Amy Poehler and her former Spring Breakdown costar and a peek at just how awesome it would be to have Posey on series TV. (Just not in something as misguided as that Jezebel James sitcom she tried a few years back. Nobody needs that.)...

PARKS AND RECREATION “Eagleton” Season 3 Episode 12 - Preview

Check out a first look at the upcoming episode of  PARKS AND RECREATION  "Eagleton" Season 3 Episode 12 which airs Thursday May 5 on NBC (9:30-10 PM ET). Episode Synopsis:  PARKS AND RECREATION "Eagleton" Season 3 Episode 12 – LESLIE’S FORMER BEST FRIEND  LAUNCHES  AN ATTACK ON PAWNEE—PARKER POSEY ("Bored to Death ") GUEST STARS—When the neighboring city of Eagleton puts up a fence around one of their parks, Leslie (Amy Poehler) must get her former best friend (guest star Parker Posey) to take it down. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) tries to stop Leslie from planning a birthday party  for him. Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jim O’Heir, Retta and Rob Lowe also star. Read More...

Parks and Recreation's Parker Posey on Playing Leslie's Frenemy: "Dreams Do Come True!"

Parker Posey had been waiting a good long time for Amy Poehler to call about Parks and Recreation . "It's funny, when it first came on I was really hoping that Amy would ask me to be on this show," Posey said, recalling that she and Poehler had been...

'Parks and Recreation': Parker Posey holds her nose and comes to Pawnee

OK, so we shouldn't say that Parker Posey herself is so against Pawnee. As she says in this interview clip from NBC, she's been wanting to do a guest spot on "Parks and Recreation" for some time.But the character she plays in Thursday's (May 3) episode -- Lindsay, Leslie's (Amy Poehler) counterpart in the parks department in nearby Eagleton -- really isn't happy about setting foot in Pawnee. Lindsay is a former Pawnee girl herself, and she and Leslie used to be BFFs, but she has drunk deep of the upper-middle-class Eagleton Kool-aid and is now putting up fences in her parks to keep Pawnee folk out.She even -- horrors! -- feeds her dog with waffles from Leslie's beloved JJ's Diner. That's just low.You can see Leslie and Lindsay's showdown in full on "Parks and Recreation" at 9:30 p.m. ET Thursday (May 5). To whet your appetite, check out the two preview clips below....