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Watch the Pilot for the Rashida Jones-Created NBC Comedy 'A to Z'

Back in January, NBC announced they had ordered a romantic comedy series from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack called A to Z, and NBC has released the full pilot episode online ahead of its October 2nd premiere. The show stars Cristin Milioti and Ben Feldman as a couple who meet as a result of a tech glitch at the internet dating company where Feldman's character works. Keep an eye out for special guest appearances by fake versions of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Emoji.

Rashida Jones to Star in Steve and Nancy Carell's TBS Pilot 'Tribeca'

Karen and Michael reunion alert! THR reports that Parks and Rec's Rashida Jones has been cast as the lead in Steve and Nancy Carell's TBS comedy pilot Tribeca. The pilot is "a single-camera satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca (Jones), a 10-year veteran of the LAPD's elite RHCU — Really Heinous Crimes Unit." Jones's character is described as "a lone wolf who is capable, committed, strong and not thrilled when she's told she has to work with a partner. A cut-to-the-chase girl who speaks her mind, she treads where many fear to venture." Jones will begin filming the pilot in February [...]

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Has the Most Amazingly Star-Studded Crew

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns again next week with the second half of its season, and host Scott Aukerman thought it was about time we got to meet some of the show's inimitable celebrity crew. Sometimes, show business really is glamorous.

This Week in Comedy: Donald Glover's New Show and a Pee-Wee Herman Movie Update

-Now that he's leaving Community midway through the season, Donald Glover's next project is writing, producing, and starring in a new comedy about musicians for FX.

-Paul Reubens says he has a director, funding, and finished script for a new Pee-Wee Herman movie and expects to shoot in 2014.

-Daft Punk canceled on Stephen Colbert, but he made a great "Get Lucky" music video without them.

-Speaking of music videos, Mumford & Sons' latest features Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte playing them, complete with beards and banjos.

-We interviewed Borat and Bruno co-writer [...]

'Parks and Rec' Boss Mike Schur Says Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe Leaving Was a Creative Decision

On Wednesday, there was a surprising announcement that Parks and Recreation's Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are both leaving the show halfway through the upcoming sixth season. Parks co-creator/showrunner Mike Schur released a statement that night that didn't really reveal much, but while speaking to reporters at the TCA press tour yesterday afternoon, he revealed that it was a creative decision not a financial one. He said:

"Every network comes to you and says, ‘Cut costs,’ all the time. A reality of the network television game is they’ll always tell you to do impossible things with less and less money. But it wasn’t like, ‘Uh oh, we’ve got [...]

TBS Orders 10 Episodes of 'Angie Tribeca', Starring Rashida Jones and Co-Created by Steve Carell

TBS today ordered Angie Tribeca, a new comedy pilot starring Rashida Jones and created by Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, to series, Deadline reports. The police comedy, formerly called Tribeca, stars Jones as a lone wolf cop who's part of an eccentric group of LAPD detectives. Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen also star. Angie Tribeca will premiere in 2015.

Steve Carell directed the pilot, which he wrote with wife Nancy; the two will serve as executive producers on the series. Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow, Gary Cole, Nancy Carell, and Hayes Macarthur all appear in the pilot.

UPDATE: According to THR, TBS has also ordered two [...]

Here Are Some Photos from Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe's Last 'Parks and Recreation'

It was announced this summer that cast members Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving Parks and Recreation at mideason, and that sad episode is finally airing next week on Thursday, January 30th. Entitled "Ann and Chris," the episode finds Leslie throwing a big going away party for Ann and Chris, while Ron and Andy search for the perfect going away gift for Chris. Check out a bunch of pictures from the episode (via E!) below:

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack Get Another Pilot, This Time with NBC

Rashida Jones and her producing partner Will McCormack have landed a pilot deal with NBC, according to Deadline. The show, a single-camera romantic comedy called A To Z, will follow "a relationship between a young couple, comprehensively, from meeting to breakup, over the course of a season," and will be written by Cars 2 screenwriter Ben Queen. There's no word yet on whether Jones and McCormack are planning to act in the series.

The duo already have another pilot deal over at Fox, while Jones also has plans to produce a show for the CW. Queen also has another pilot this season, an adaptation of the comic [...]

Nick Offerman Discusses Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe's 'Parks and Rec' Departures

Last week, it was announced that Parks and Recreation cast members Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are departing halfway through the upcoming sixth season. Costar Nick Offerman discussed the matter in an interview with Collider today:

"We’re all sad too. I think it’s incredible that we’ve managed to keep this ridiculously talented ensemble together for as long as we have. People like Rashida and Rob and a bunch of the rest of the cast are exploding. They’ve got all kinds of opportunities going on, and so while we’re all sad that those two are moving on, I’m very grateful that we kept them around as long as [...]

8 'Parks and Rec' Side Characters Worthy of Being Bumped Up to the Main Cast

Yesterday, news broke that Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving NBC's Parks and Recreation halfway through the upcoming sixth season. While we don't know if there are plans to introduce new characters into the main cast this year to take their places, the city of Pawnee is jam-packed with dozens of hilarious side characters who could stand to get more screentime. The Parks writers have done a great job of building Pawnee into a detailed, Springfield-esque world, introducing and re-introducing us to the town's elected officials, media personalities, local businesspeople, and citizens; and one or two of these beloved recurring characters could possibly end up coming into [...]

Cristin Milioti Joins Rashida Jones's NBC Pilot 'A to Z'

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's romantic comedy pilot is beginning to round out its cast. EW has confirmed that Cristin Milioti, who plays the titular character on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, has signed on to play one of the two lead roles in the single-cam pilot A to Z. Milioti will play Zelda, "a lawyer at a small public-advocacy firm who is known for her 'realist' outlook on life … Alternately serious and hilarious, Zelda loves being a grown-up and doesn’t understand why anyone over 20 would go see an animated movie or eat ice cream sundaes. Destiny and fate are not in her vocabulary; [...]

Rashida Jones is Producing a Comedy with Susan Sarandon and Her Daughter for NBC

Susan Sarandon and her daughter, actress Eva Amurri Martino, have sold a comedy to NBC called Growing Ivy, about a "a career-centered young woman who decides to focus on her personal life after her eccentric mother moves in." Sarandon and Martino will star, and Rashida Jones and her producing partner Will McCormack will executing produce the show, which McCormack will write with Martino. This is the latest of several pilot deals this season. for Jones and McCormack.

Rashida Jones Is Developing a CW Show Called 'Ladyballs'

Soon-to-depart Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones is continuing to add on more behind-the-scenes TV projects. Jones and her Celeste & Jesse Forever writing/producing partner Will McCormack are developing a new comedy-drama for The CW called Ladyballs, THR reports. Here's the plot description:

Two twenty-something estranged friends in search of love in New York who are reunited after learning that they've been dating the same guy. When their plot to humiliate the two-timer goes viral, they realize the "payback" business is a lucrative one and set up a clandestine business to continue bringing down the hand of justice for those who have been wronged.

Prep School Confidential author [...]

Rashida Jones and Writing Partner Will McCormack Sell a Pilot to Fox

Just a week after it was announced she'll be leaving Parks and Recreation this season along with Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones already has a new TV show in the works. Only this time, she'll be serving as a producer and not an actress. Deadline reports that Jones and writing partner Will McCormack, who wrote and produced last year's Celeste & Jesse Forever together, have received a put pilot commitment from Fox for a new comedy called Stuck. It's a single-camera show following a middle-aged woman who gets her immature daughter a job at the bank she works at, only to have her daughter promoted to being her [...]