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Parks and Recreation Reunites, Gets Political

Cast is fundraising for the Wisconsin Democrats

(Newser) - The cast of Parks and Recreation is coming back together—this time, to help Wisconsin Democrats in their efforts to ensure Joe Biden wins their state come November. Cast members from the beloved NBC sitcom, which went off the air in 2015, will participate in a livestream "town hall"...

Parks and Rec Delivers Food for the Soul
Parks and Rec
Delivers Food
for the Soul
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Parks and Rec Delivers Food for the Soul

Half-hour special was 'perfect for the moment we're in'

(Newser) - Thursday's half-hour Parks and Recreation special was food for the soul, according to critics. Set amid the coronavirus pandemic, the episode sees Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope check in on her friends via Gryzzl, the tech company that had bought up much of Pawnee when we last left it...

Miss Parks and Recreation? We Have Good News for You

Cast is reuniting for a COVID-19 charity special

(Newser) - Parks and Recreation is coming back—at least briefly. The beloved sitcom will air a new episode on NBC April 30 in which Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope catches up with all of her socially-distancing friends and colleagues. Deadline reports that the entire original cast, which also includes Rashida Jones,...

Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger Get Married

Couple wed on California ranch

(Newser) - Chris Pratt and the Terminator's daughter are now officially hitched in a California wedding clogged with A-listers, reports People . Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger, who've dated for about a year, tied the knot at San Ysidro Ranch near Montecito, notes E! Online , with his 6-year-old son Jack, and her...

Here Are the Most-Streamed Shows on Netflix

Most on the list aren't the service's original content

(Newser) - Despite heavy spending on original content, Netflix can't keep viewers away from favorites for long. Just six Netflix shows are in the top 20 shows streamed on devices connected to the US service in 2018—accounting for 70% to 80% of US Netflix viewing—and only two, Orange Is ...

Parks and Rec Stars Not Happy NRA Used Amy Poehler GIF

Cast, creator tweet angrily at the NRA

(Newser) - Amy Poehler is no fan of the NRA, so she and her Parks and Recreation colleagues were less than pleased when the organization used a GIF showing Poehler's character from the show. "[T]hank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members," the NRA's...

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...

How Parks and Recreation Trumps The Office
How Parks and Recreation
Trumps The Office
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Poehler's Parks Show Has Gotten Good
 Poehler's Parks Show 
 Has Gotten Good 
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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...

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...

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