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TV Recap: 'American Idol,' 'Parenthood,' and 'Parks and Recreation' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Thursday’s episodes of American Idol, Parenthood, or Parks and Recreation? Catch up with our recap videos below! READ FULL STORY

TV Recap: 'American Idol,' 'Community,' and 'Parks and Recreation'

Did you miss the Jan. 16 episodes of American Idol, Community or Parks and Recreation? Catch up with our TV Recap below! READ FULL STORY

'Parks & Rec' 100th episode react: Leslie decides on next step with help from special guest star

An unexpectedly emotional 30 minutes of Parks and Recreation found the show grappling with what the next step would be for all of its major characters. For some, like parents-to-be Ann and Chris, the answer was sweet and obvious: They’re having a baby boy! For others, like Tom, the show set the groundwork for him to move in a different, perfectly right direction in his new, self-created position as business liaison for the Parks department. And for others, like Ben and Leslie, the next step isn’t quite so clear yet — but that’s okay, too. Jennifer Barkley even said so!

It was the 100th episode of the show Thursday, and it was a welcome and long-awaited return for our favorite public servants. Parks picked up with Leslie’s last day as City Councilor, and she was coping well with having to give up her life-long dream job. Just kidding! She was, of course, a wreck, but managed to put on a brave face while showing  Ingrid de Forest (Kristen Bell) around. The two even managed to do a split-second duet before Leslie realized she really doesn’t need to feel worse about herself today. (Cross-promotion missed opportunity: Bell could have sung a little Frozen!) READ FULL STORY

What's your favorite sitcom proposal? -- POLL

[Monday-night TV spoiler alert!]

They say love is patient, love is kind. But if television sitcoms are any indication, love is also undeniably funny — and following last night’s touching proposal on How I Met Your Mother between Ted and the Mother (finally!), we decided to take a look back at how shows have tackled popping the question in the past.

So, hopeless romantics everywhere, it’s time to vote. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite proposals from comedies that have made engagements equally sweet and silly. Which one’s your favorite?
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Rob Lowe on why he's leaving 'Parks and Recreation': 'Amy Poehler's a prick'

Rob Lowe wants you to know the real reason he’s leaving Parks and Recreation along with co-star Rashida Jones halfway through the season.

“Amy Poehler has deeply offended both of us, and we’re not having it. You know, I have boundaries,” Lowe told David Letterman. “Amy Poehler is a prick, you know, what are you going to do,” he jokingly added.

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'Hart to Hart' plus 'Austin Powers' reunion: Rob Lowe poses with Robert Wagner -- PHOTO

EW’s Hart to Hart reunion didn’t take place atop a moving train or inside a dastardly villain’s weather chamber. Instead, we brought the Harts — Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers — to the set of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, where they were interviewed by eager Hart to Hart superfans Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. (Scott and Poehler re-created the detective romance’s opening credits in the last installment of Scott’s occasional Adult Swim special, The Greatest Event in Television History.)

During Wagner and Powers’ photoshoot, another Parks and Rec star stopped by to say hello: Rob Lowe, who played a younger version of Wagner’s evil Austin Powers character in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Both Number 2s — plus Powers; Stefanie, not Austin — gladly posed for the above group shot. Not pictured: The dog brought in to play Jonathan and Jennifer Hart’s beloved pup Freeway, who was a big hit on set with both the stars and the crew.

See more of Wagner, Powers, Scott, and Poehler on Facebook, where fans of EW’s page can unlock an exclusive video of Poehler and Scott seeing if Wagner and Powers remember some of the series’ craziest plotlines. And yes, the weather chamber comes up.

'Parks and Recreation' premiere recap: London, baby!

[Caution: Spoilers for tonight's season 6 premiere!]

Okay, so nobody actually uttered Joey Tribbiani’s temporary catchphrase during tonight’s supersized Parks premiere. Still, I can’t be the only one who thought of Friends‘ big season 4 trip  when Leslie, Ben, Ron, April, and Andy briefly ditched Pawnee for stately London, home of goofy nobility, multiple rom-com bus tours, and something called Picadilly Circus that isn’t even a real circus. (Quoth Andy: “There’s no elephants, there was no cotton candy, there’s no clowns. One bearded lady — she got all rude when I marveled at her.”)

But while the Friends went to London to celebrate a wedding, the Parks and Rec crew were there to celebrate a major professional achievement. (Obviously, the achiever was Leslie; less obviously, April was the one who nominated her for a big award.) While there, each member of the group had his or her own separate adventure — as their pals at home experienced subplots of their own. Maybe it’d be easiest if we took things character by character:
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Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm's Emmy losers party: See the invite here

The silver lining to being rejected by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences? Simple: You get an automatic invite to the official Losers Lounge party, sponsored by nine-time Emmy loser Amy Poehler and 11-time loser Jon Hamm.

“We figured that the winners get celebrated enough so we thought it was about time that the losers get celebrated,” Hamm told E! News a few days before this year’s Emmys telecast.
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Is the 'Star Wars' Imperial March missing something? Jean-Ralphio adds lyrics -- VIDEO

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Oh, Snapple! Ben Schwartz, a.k.a. Parks and Rec‘s Jean-Ralphio, teamed up with composer Michael Giacchino (UpStar Trek) to reinvent the classic Imperial March from Star Wars.

Like something out of Entertainment 720, the duo added lyrics to the tune just because they can.

“Where are the wars in the stars?” Schwartz croons in a low baritone as Giacchino plays the melody. “Where are the wars? Where are the wars?”

Unfortunately, J.J. Abrams was “not interested,” Schwartz writes in the video description, but you can check out their moving performance below. And cut them some slack for the simple lyrics — at least they rhyme.
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EWwys: Amy Poehler accepts Best Comedy Series for 'Parks and Recreation' -- LISTEN!

The winners of the 6th Annual EWwys, EW.com’s reader-voted awards for the Emmy-snubbed, were announced live today on Entertainment Weekly Radio’s TV Recap hour. NBC’s Parks and Recreation was crowned Best Comedy Series, and star/producer Amy Poehler dialed in from the makeup chair to accept the award on the show’s behalf — and to also break the news to Adam Scott that he finished second in the Best Actor, Comedy race. Listen to the chat below with EW’s Dalton Ross, Jessica Shaw, and Mandi Bierly.* Poehler also teases the show’s hour-long Sept. 26 season 6 premiere and confirms she and Tina Fey will be presenting together at the Emmys on Sept. 22.

We look forward to delivering the cast’s EWwy trophies and seeing Poehler’s in Leslie’s office. READ FULL STORY

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