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Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, and Jon Hamm Will Show Up in the Final Season of 'Parks and Rec'

NBC's Parks and Recreation is gearing up for its grand finale, and some old friends are set to show up throughout the season. In addition to previously announced guest stars Megan Mullally, Rachel Dratch, and Werner Herzog, Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are confirmed to make a one-episode appearance next season reprising their roles as Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins. "We made a list of people that we needed to see back one more time. We didn’t get everybody we wanted, because some people had other obligations," Mike Schur told TV Line . "But a lot of the people we were hoping to see one more [...]

Ben Schwartz Explains How His Haircut Led to a Role on 'Parks and Rec'

"Prior to that, my hair was crazy. I'd been working with Mitch Hurwitz on a pilot, and I mentioned needing to get a haircut. But he's like, 'No, no, no, you will not touch that hair.' So because that went well and I thought it made me stand out more, I was like, 'Fuck it, I'm gonna keep it for auditions.' So I go to Parks and we're about to film my one-and-a-half pages of trying to be Ron [Swanson]'s assistant. Mike Schur comes down, wanting to see how I'm gonna play it, and he just fell in love with my hair. I did Jean-Ralphio once and Mike goes, 'We're [...]

Please Enjoy the Season 6 'Parks and Rec' Gag Reel Starring Li'l Sebastian

Production has begun on the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation, but before you get too sad to see the last survivor of the once-great NBC Thursday night comedy lineup fade into TV history, here's a nearly ten-minute season 6 gag reel starring Pawnee's beloved mini-horse Li'l Sebastian.

Nick Offerman Jokes About the Time Warner-Comcast Merger and Gun Control in His Correspondents Dinner Speech

Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman hosted the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. yesterday night, and here's his speech from it, in which a mustache-less Offerman makes a bunch of jokes about Eric Cantor, gun control, and his hatred for Time Warner and Comcast.

Check out the second half of his speech below:

This Week in Comedy: 'Parks and Rec' and 'Archer' End Their Seasons

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-We reviewed the latest seasons of Parks and Recreation and Archer, both of which wrapped up this week.

-Will Hines gave a strong defense of the practical implications of improv.

-We reviewed Brett Gelman's new Adult Swim specialDinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends.

 -We took a look at Rick and Morty, Bob's Burgers, and American Dad!, three cartoons in three different stages of life.

-Time magazine unveiled this year's list of the 100 most influential people, and Key and Peele made the cut.

-USA uploaded the pilot to Lennon Parham [...]

Talking with Megan Amram About Her New Book 'Science…For Her!'

I don’t want to start this by talking about Twitter and how it’s now used for more than sharing up to the second news, opinions on that news, and jokes on that news, because we already know this. Also, because Megan Amram deserves more than this. But you can’t talk about Amram and her career without talking about Twitter. Before she was a comedy writer on Parks and Recreation and the Oscars, she was just known for her tweets. And by “just,” I mean her over four hundred thousand followers “just” knew this woman for her weird, often dark, hilarious tweets. It was this simple act of writing jokes on [...]

Werner Herzog to Cameo in 'Parks and Rec,' Which He's Never Seen Before

German filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog is set to show up next season on Parks and Recreation. During an event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night, Herzog revealed that he recently filmed a "tiny cameo" for the NBC show as "an elderly guy who sells his decrepit house." He even shared his line with the audience, which you can spoil for yourself by reading the complete recap of the event over at Flavorwire. Herzog also revealed that, despite agreeing to do the cameo, "I've never seen the show, but I hope they kept some of it." Hopefully after Parks and Rec ends next year, Herzog will [...]

Chris Pratt Tells Seth Meyers About the Time He Flashed Amy Poehler

Despite NBC explicitly telling him not to make public jokes about it, last night Chris Pratt told Seth Meyers a great story about the time he flashed Amy Poehler while filming a scene during the second season of Parks and Recreation instead of putting on the skin-colored briefs he was supposed to wear. Meyers even plays the clip of Poehler's reaction for good measure.

'Parks and Rec' Boss Mike Schur Wants to Cast "The Funniest People" for Every Part

"On Parks and Recreation we have this casting rule that we call the Poehler Doctrine. In season [two], there was a guest character that called for a handsome, hunky police officer who Leslie Knope was going to date. Amy suggested Louis C.K., and I said, 'He doesn’t match the profile.' Her response was, 'Who cares? He’s hilarious.' I agreed, and from that point forward, even on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, our M.O. is to cast the funniest people for the part."

-Parks and Rec/Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Mike Schur in about why he doesn't care about stunty guest stars and just wants to hire super funny people.

Season Six of 'Parks and Recreation' Was a Love Letter to Pawnee

Leslie Knope has been through a lot since we first met her at Pawnee's Parks and Recreation office back in 2009. She's cycled through jobs, relationships, and personal challenges, always coming out with a hyper-optimism that is rarely displayed in modern sitcom characters. This season we watched her hit her highest highs and lowest lows, and, if the final minutes of last night's season finale are any indication, her struggles over the last six seasons were totally worth it.

'SNL' Review: A New Hope with Chris Pratt

The seasons have certainly changed at Saturday Night Live. The show's 40th season began with an episode that hardly resembled a season premiere, with little pomp or circumstance over SNL's impressive four-decade lifespan, and in its place a straightforward night of comedy that reflected a show well adjusted to its new lineup. Nerves did occasionally get the better of the performers — especially first-time host Chris Pratt, who coasted on his signature goofy charm, flashing that Andy Dwyer "oops" face a few times – but overall the episode charged forward with a leaner (and more colorful) cast, and a greater confidence in its sense of humor.

We aren't out of the woods just yet, though. SNL's live sketches suffer [...]

Rachel Dratch and Megan Mullally Will Appear in the Final Season of 'Parks and Rec'

Parks and Recreation's next season will be its last, and the show is lining up some special guest stars. Entertainment Weekly reports that Amy Poehler's fellow SNL alum Rachel Dratch has signed on to appear in at least one episode "with a potential to return," but details on her role are being kept under wraps. This news follows EW's earlier update that Natalie Morales and Megan Mullally are set to return for the final season as well; Mullally will return as Tammy 2 during the season's second episode, while Morales will return as Tom's ex-girlfriend Lucy in multiple episodes. While you're waiting for Parks and Rec to [...]

Mike Schur Says It's "Downright Un-American" That Amy Poehler Hasn't Won an Emmy

"Amy Poehler has been nominated for 10 Emmys in six categories and she's never won. That's silly. It's downright un-American. And it ends, hopefully, this year."

- Parks and Rec's Mike Schur in a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, in which he makes a solid case for why Amy Poehler is long overdue an Emmy Award for her work.

'Parks and Recreation's Seventh Season Will Be Its Last

The era of NBC's must-see Thursday night comedies is nearing its end. NBC announced its fall Thursday night lineup over the weekend, and notably absent from the schedule is veteran comedy Parks and Recreation. "We have several of our strongest comedies by some of our best auspices being held for midseason, including the final season of Parks and Recreation," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement, which series creator Mike Schur confirmed on Twitter yesterday: "The 7th season of #ParksandRec will be our last (100% mutual between creative team and network). Sad, but happy and excited. See you soon!" Schur also stressed that NBC [...]