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'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler: 'It's kind of ruined me for anything else'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall interviews "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler about her time on the NBC sitcom as Leslie Knope, and working with Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman and Chris Pratt.   Read More... //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/parks-and-recreation-star-amy-poehler-its-kind-of-ruined-me-for-anything-else

'Parks and Rec' finale clip: Jean-Ralphio says goodbye to Leslie

It seems like just last month we were welcoming back Parks and Recreation for its seventh seasonoh, right, we wereand now were being told that its already time to say goodbye again. This ones for all the waffles, though,as it is the final farewell, the...  Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/NekBExcYKDY/parks-and-recreation-finale-amy-poehler

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of February 23, 2015

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Parks and Recreation   (Series Finale) Tuesday at 8:00pm 10:00pm on NBC Why: The most adorable show that you (probably, looking at the ratings) never watched is ending! What will happen to the citizens of Pawnee, Indiana? Will April make it to a big city to meet her fellow eyerollers? Will Leslie become President? Will Ron Swanson immerse himself in a vat of pork? WHO KNOWS?! Prepare to talk about: How this one-time  Office  clone came into its own and, let's face it, became the superior show; what Amy Poehler will do next; how NBC has basically nothing left in its comedy store; which Ron Swanson quote is your favorite.     House of Cards (Season Premiere) Friday at 3:00am on Netflix Why: So, I've recently been informed that the political machinations are about as realistic as anything that has ever happend on one of the myriad  My Little Pony  series, but WHO CARES? Frank and Claire Underwood are the only people in Washington who manage to get it DONE, and for that they should be applauded and envied. Prepare to talk about: Whether anyone will ever really be able to bring down the Underwoods (ugh, I hope not); whether being President was really worth giving up that delicious BBQ; whether the Underwoods make smoking look cool (spoiler: yes); whether you'd vote for Frank.     Battle Creek (Series Premiere) Sunday at 10:00pm on CBS Why: Because it's from the guy behind  Breaking Bad  and  Better Call Saul  and it stars the guy from those (late, great) Allstate "Mayhem Like Me" ads  as a conflicted cop! But more than that, Sundays are totally dead until power players  Game of Thrones ,  Veep , Silicon Valley , and Mad Men  come back.  Prepare to talk about: Whether it's as good as  Breaking Bad ; how it's about time Dean Winters ("Mayhem") got a starring role (sigh, he was so good on  Oz ... remember  Oz ?); whether the whole "conflicted police offer" thing has been  done  or if you're still  feeling it .     Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on  Twitter .

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 [] //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... //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... //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... //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... //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... //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... //www.tvguide.com/news/parks-and-recreation-series-finale-late-night-seth-meyers/?rss=breakingnews