Yes, there are a few season finales to go, but with the rush of surprise twists, cliffhangers, and exits behind us, it’s now time for EW.com’s fourth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards. After taking your suggestions under advisement — and extending the cutoff date to March 31, because so many of you wanted to (dis)honor the passing of The Walking Dead‘s Andrea — here are this year’s nominees. UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Winners will be announced Friday. READ FULL STORY
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Parks and Recreation got renewed yesterday! If you’ve finished your celebratory dancing (or re-watching old episodes on Netflix), it’s time to check out Conan‘s “Nick Offerman From Parks and Recreation Reads Tweets From Young Female Celebrities.” It’s a segment that has been done many, many, times before, but remember, we’re celebrating. So keep on chopping wood and sawing in your spare time, Offerman, and we’ll see you next fall as the meat-loving (dad-to-be?) Ron Swanson.
Watch the video below. The best tweet has to be Jennette McCurdy’s “Sometimes when I’m bored, I look at pictures of frozen yogurt.”
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WARNING: This story contains plot details from tonight’s season finale of Parks and Recreation. Proceed with caution.
It was the case of a lifetime for Bert Macklin, FBI — someone from the parks department was with child, and he was going to identify the mother-to-be.
What unfolded was Parks and Recreation‘s take on a Whodunit. Except in this case it was Whodunit Without Birth Control. (And for more on the twists, read our post-mortem with EP Michael Schur.) READ FULL STORY
”I really only listen to like German death reggae and Halloween sound effects records from the 1950s… and Bette Midler, obviously.”
–April (Aubrey Plaza) on Parks and Recreation
Check out the rest of your bites from Thursday April 25 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!
Yesterday, Disney confirmed its plans to release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, followed by a new Star Wars film every year thereafter. Coincidentally, yesterday also saw the Parks & Recreation producers release a video of guest star/geek scholar Patton Oswalt improvising about the future of the Star Wars universe. The improvisation turned into an epic eight-minute-plus pitch for a fever-dream Episode VII, a mega-crossover with the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Clash of the Titans that would feature a cuckolded Han Solo and a decapitated Chewbacca — who’s not dead, don’t worry, they’re making him a spider-robot body with ion cannon shoulders, but only for the post-credits sequence. Also, Boba Fett. Also also, Moon Knight. READ FULL STORY
Newsflash: There was more to yesterday’s episode of Parks and Recreation than Ron getting sued and guest appearances by Annabeth Gish and J.K. Simmons. As USC doctoral candidate George Carstocea points out on his blog, the whole half-hour was one long homage to David Foster Wallace’s massive novel Infinite Jest – the number one book you pretend to have read in college.
Parks and Rec showrunner Michael Schur — a.k.a. the guy who occasionally plays Mose on The Office — is an admitted DFW-phile. He wrote his undergraduate thesis on Wallace, directed a Decemberists video based on Wallace’s 1,079-page opus, and even owns Infinite Jest‘s film rights. (Good luck with that one, Mike.) And since a minor character in IJ hails from the town of Partridge, Kan., Schur saw an episode named after and partially set in the town of Partridge, Minn. as the perfect opportunity to indulge in a variety of Jest references.
Ross and Rachel. Carrie and Big. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. First up — the 16 couples in our “Baby, You’re the Greatest” conference.
Our pop-culture guide to what’s in, what’s fading, and what’s definitely out.
'The Office': Adam Scott as 'Jim,' and other awesome casting what-ifs from the original audition list -- PHOTO
Leslie Knope’s one true love, wooing a mousy receptionist played by 24‘s Chloe O’Brian? Bridesmaids‘s secret air marshal explaining to an invisible documentary crew that he wants people to be afraid of how much they love him? A kooky beet farmer/paper salesman who doubles as a founding member of the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe?
Thanks to Rainn Wilson, we now know that all of them could have been featured on The Office — if casting had gone just a little differently.
“This is the original sign-in sheet for the first day of casting for The Office given to me by Allison Jones, our incredible casting agent,” Wilson explained upon posting this revealing photo on Facebook yesterday. “I was the very first person to audition for the series, 11/06/03.” As you’ll see, Wilson and a certain future Parks and Recreation star arrived at the audition simultaneously — and 12 other notable actors followed in their stead:
Submitted by Dr. Bombay:
“Ron Swanson: And I’ll have the number 8.
Waiter: That’s a party platter. It serves 12 people.
Ron Swanson: I know what I’m about son.”
– Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) ordering lunch on Parks and Recreation
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