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The Idealistic Legacy of 'Parks and Recreation'

Next Tuesday, when the lights go out at Pawnee City Hall, when JJ’s Diner cooks up its last waffles, when Councilman Dexhart has his final affair, when “treat yo’ self” and Galentine’s Day and Li’l Sebastian and Sweetums and “lit’rally” and the Lo-Cal Calzone Zone become but legends drifting in the Indiana wind, Parks and Recreation will vanish from the airwaves, leaving a television landscape that’s far more glum without it.

Initially something of an Office knockoff, creator Mike Schur, together with his cast and crew, quickly discovered the comedy of niceness, of people that are genuinely kind to each other and stand firmly by their beliefs. It’s a world [...]

CBS Still Unsure about Giving 'How I Met Your Mother' a Ninth Season

How I Met Your Mother (which was the chosen title because How I Hung Out with My Best Friends in the Many Years Preceding Meeting Your Mother was too long) is still going very strong after seven seasons. Last season featured some of the series' best moments (and some of its not so best) and was the show's second highest rated season thus far. However, the showrunners/creators (Carter Bays and Craig Thomas), the production company (20th Century Fox), and CBS all know that at some point Ted has do meet the damn mom. Well, all three parties have began talks to decide if that is going to [...]

'Parks and Rec' Co-Creator Mike Schur: "It Wouldn’t Surprise Me If Next Year Were the Final Season"

Parks and Recreation co-creator/showrunner Mike Schur gave an interview to EW about the future of the series, and he said that he expects next year to be the show's last, although no decision has been made:

“We haven’t talked about it with NBC officially, but for many reasons — mostly just creatively in terms of where we’re building to this year — it would be natural if next year were the last year. I mean, you never know. We thought season 3 was our last year … No decision has been made on that, but it wouldn’t surprise me if next year were the final season.”

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Robert Carlock Discusses Landing the '30 Rock' Plane

30 Rock was still 30 Rock last year but just with a little bit more heart. Heading into its final season, showrunner Robert Carlock told Entertainment Weekly he's excited to reach some sort of fulfilling conclusion for Liz.

We had started a few years ago this idea that Liz, in her total quest for happiness — whether that’s possible or not, which I don’t think we’ve answered yet — wanted to have a family. Back in the day, we weren’t sure we’d be around next week. It was fun to know that, ‘Okay, now if we’re heading toward some sort of endgame for the characters or for the series, [...]

Pangea 3000 Ends Like Almost All Sketch Groups Do

The New York Times has a story about the end of popular NYC sketch group Pangea 3000 and how ultimately most sketch groups don't get big TV deals, they just end eventually because people get jobs and other people move across the country.