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Game of Thrones Captures 24 Emmy Noms

What rape controversy?

(Newser) - Game of Thrones declared victory, at least in the race for Emmy nominations, receiving a whopping 24 as they were announced today. The drama wasn't hurt with TV academy voters by controversy over its depiction of rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year. It's a... More »

How Parks and Recreation Trumps The Office

It knew when to quit, writes one critic

(Newser) - Parks and Recreation put its last show in the books last night, and while we'll try to limit the big spoilers, anyone planning to catch up with Leslie Knope later should stop reading now. Generally speaking, critics were left feeling warm and fuzzy by the finale from Amy Poehler... More »

Parks and Rec Producer Dies Days Before Finale

Harris Wittels, 30, died of suspected overdose

(Newser) - Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, was found dead yesterday of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home, police say. He was 30. Wittels, who was found by his assistant, talked about his struggles with drug abuse... More »

John McCain Snags Another Parks and Rec Cameo

Senator will appear again on NBC show

(Newser) - John McCain will be back for the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation. McCain, who appeared in a brief cameo with Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, in the fifth season premiere, will have more scenes with Poehler—as well as Aubrey Plaza, who plays April Ludgate—in... More »

Newt Gingrich Accidentally Ends up on Parks and Rec

Cast, crew ran into him at a steak house

(Newser) - Parks and Recreation's latest political cameo was a complete accident: The cast and crew were filming at an Indianapolis steak house when they ran into Newt Gingrich, the Huffington Post reports, citing the Indianapolis Star . "You can't pass up on an opportunity like that," says the... More »

Joe Biden's Parks and Rec Cameo Airs

Plus: Liz Lemon getting married on '30 Rock'

(Newser) - Joe Biden's Parks and Recreation guest spot —which the Atlantic Wire calls "the most anticipated cameo by a politician on a television show of all time"—aired last night, and the VP got himself sniffed by Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, who has long harbored... More »

Joe Biden Filmed Secret Parks and Recreation Scene

Plus: Ashley Judd for Senate?

(Newser) - Joe Biden is probably relieved that President Obama won re-election Tuesday—because it means the VP won't have to be embarrassed when his guest stint on Parks and Recreation airs one week from today. Biden filmed the guest appearance back in July, but it was kept strictly under wraps... More »

Amy Poehler, Will Arnett Welcome 2nd Baby

Abel James Arnett joins growing family

(Newser) - Amy Poehler gave birth to a son this morning, adding a second child to the Parks and Recreation star's family with fellow actor Will Arnett, People reports. Abel James Arnett came into the world weighing 7 lbs, 13 oz. "Amy, Will, Abel and Archie are all healthy and resting... More »

Rachel Maddow, Cynthia Nixon Win GLAAD Awards

Parks and Recreation, Joy Behar also among honorees

(Newser) - Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon and the ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters are among this year's recipients of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards. Presented yesterday in New York, winners also include NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Lifetime network film Prayers for Bobby... More »

Poehler's Parks Show Has Gotten Good

NBC sitcom is refreshed in second season, but lacks viewers

(Newser) - Television critics far and wide, including Jonah Weiner, are coaxing viewers to tune in to Parks and Recreation, the underdog of NBC’s Thursday night comedy block. It “has gone from an erratically funny nonevent to astonishingly good,” Weiner writes in Slate , and if you watched during the... More »

New Shows Offer NBC Ray of Hope

Southland , Parks and Recreation lead upturn

(Newser) - After years of poor ratings, NBC may be on the rebound with the help of two new series: cop show Southland and Amy Poehler’s comedy Parks and Recreation. Parks scored only 6.9 million total viewers, but it maintained 88% of The Office’s coveted young-adult audience. Southland topped... More »

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