(Photo from NBC)Parks and Recreation is a hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.

Since its premiere in 2009, the series has been included on dozens of television critics' Top 10 lists and was named "TV's Smartest Comedy" by Entertainment Weekly. Parks and Recreation is the recipient of a Peabody Award for excellence in television programming, an AFI honor as one of the Top 10 Television Shows of the Year, Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and three consecutive Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for Amy Poehler's individual performance.

The Future Is Now for the Farewell Season of 'Parks and Rec'

By Joey Skladany on
Check out the show's first promo, which naturally includes 'The Notebook' and Johnny Karate.Read Full Story

18 Ways to Mourn the Loss of NBC's Thursday Comedy Block

By Hayley Igarashi on
(NBC)Once upon a time, Thursday meant comedy night on NBC. A world-weary couch potato could cast his or her troubles aside for a couple of hours of goofy, hilarious hijinks with characters who felt a lot like friends. While beloved favorites like Seinfeld, Friends, The Office and 30 Rock have bowed out over the years, new comedy shows continually cropped up (with varying degrees of success) to continue the fine tradition of laughs on Thursday night.  Now, however, with the recent cancellation...Read Full Story

Ginuwine's 'Pony' Performance on 'Parks & Recreation' Might Have Been the Sweetest Musical Moment on TV All Year

By Alicia Diaz Dennis on
(NBC) The season finale of Parks and Recreation featured a stunning number of cameos, including everyone from Michelle Obama to Jon Hamm. The majority of the special guests were featured during a "Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert," which included performances by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Letters to Cleo (yes, they're still together — and Ben Wyatt loves them), the Decembrists, and Ginuwine. Those who've been following the show for a while know that they've been setting the stage for a...Read Full Story

Who Wore It Better? — Joe Namath vs. Macklemore vs. Ikea Monkey

By Lani Conway on
(YouTube | Getty | Twitter)A few buzzworthy tidbits from around the web to distract you from your work day. The time football legend Joe Namath busted a Pharrell... Joe Namath effectively stopped the Internet by showing up to the Super Bowl coin toss in an extravagant mink coat. Now, everybody wants to know if his style was better than Macklemore and the Ikea Monkey. My vote: This guy wins.  Here are the two GIFs from last night's New Girl you have to see. Prince made his proud return to...Read Full Story

Macaulay Culkin Is Super into Cheese Pizza These Days

By Lani Conway on
(YouTube)A few buzzworthy tidbits from around the web to distract you from your work day. Macaulay Culkin is channeling the Velvet Underground now. Back in December, the former child star revealed he'd put together a Velvet Underground cover band called the Pizza Underground. You can now see Culkin and said group in action in the über saucy music video which features a medley of songs like "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice" and lots of dangling pizzas. Alex Trebek is a bona fide rapper. Living...Read Full Story
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