Parks and Recreation - Season 5

The new trailer for NBC’s Parks and Recreation comes from the future, and we don’t mean January 2015 when the seventh and final season kicks off. We mean the year 2017, a strange time when Tom Haverford is a mogul and Gary is called Terry. Watch the Parks and Recreation final season trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Werner Herzog Shot a ‘Parks and Recreation’ Cameo

Herzog Parks and Rec cameo

The career of Werner Herzog is an endlessly wonderful thing. The director has crafted a rich filmography bursting with documentary and dramatic films. His voice and manner of speaking are approaching iconic status. His statements about work and life are rich, surprising, and entertaining. And every once in a while he shows up in someone else’s project. He played the villain in Jack Reacher (above) and now he has shot a cameo for Parks and Recreation.

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Parks and Recreation - Season 5

Just because something is fun to watch doesn’t mean it was fun to make, as gossip rags are all too happy to tell you. But there’s something about NBC’s Parks and Recreation that makes us think this cast might actually be as delightful on set as they are on screen. Now, the Parks and Recreation Season 6 gag reel confirms those suspicions.

In the ten-minute video, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and more take turns messing up, teasing each other, and just generally look like they’re having a good time. Plus, you get to see Ann and Chris again, and even Lil’ Sebastian stops by for an appearance. Watch the Parks and Recreation Season 6 gag reel after the jump.

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Chris Pratt Jurassic World

In all his interviews discussing Jurassic World, star Chris Pratt has said over and over again how much he loves the franchise. He’s called it his generation’s Star Wars and seems genuinely stoked to be part of the fourth installment in the franchise.

What Pratt may or may not remember is on the Parks and Recreation Season 2 DVD Box Set, he filmed a little behind the scenes video in which he joked about Steven Spielberg casting him in the fourth Jurassic Park. That was in 2009 or 2010, long before anyone was cast or a full script was in existence. It eventually came true. Check out the Chris Pratt Jurassic World prediction video below. Read More »

Parks and Recreation - Ann Perkins and Chris Traeger

This is literally the worst news we’ve heard about Parks & Recreation in quite some time. Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, who play “beautiful, naive, sophisticated newborn baby” Ann Perkins and “finely tuned microchip” Chris Traeger, respectively, are set to leave the NBC comedy during its upcoming sixth season. Hit the jump to find out when they’ll make their last appearances.

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Patton Oswalt on Parks and Recreation

Star Wars Episode VII already has a writer in Michael Arndt, but on this week’s Parks & Recreation Patton Oswalt will make a good case for ditching Arndt and turning the scripting duties over to him instead.

In the episode, the comedian-writer plays a Pawnee citizen attempting to filibuster a city council vote. To fill the time, he improvises an epic eight-minute speech outlining exactly what he thinks Star Wars Episode VII should be. Somehow we can’t really imagine Ardnt and JJ Abrams signing off on the idea of a robot-spider-bodied Chewbacca, but until the movie comes out we can dream. Watch the full video after the jump.

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Like the last couple of TV Bits, this one is also chock full of casting news. Also after the jump:

  • Downton Abbey adds a new series regular
  • Patton Oswalt will stop by Parks & Recreation
  • The Newsroom‘s version of Team Romney expands
  • Michael C. Hall might be done with TV after Dexter
  • Chris Lilley‘s new show starts shooting in Melbourne
  • FX renews The Americans for a second season
  • Are Mindy Project and New Girl moving to Thursdays?
  • Watch four deleted scenes from Game of Thrones
  • … and find out when we’ll get the Season 3 trailer

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Today’s TV Bits comes with the caveat that none of this applies if the world actually ends on 12/21/12. After the jump:

  • Black Dynamite, Catfish, The League, and Psych get renewed
  • Cinemax sets a January premiere date for Alan Ball‘s Banshee
  • Game of Thrones gets more screen time and its own beer
  • Jason Schwartzman and Jenny Slate head to Parks & Rec
  • Rose McGowan is Once Upon a Time‘s young Barbara Hershey
  • Amazon Studios orders pilots from Kristen SchaalGarry Trudeau, and more
  • The premiere episode of NBC’s 1600 Penn hits the web

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