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Justin Theroux Lands Major Recurring Role on 'Parks and Recreation'

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Nov 17th 2009 11:26AM
Multihyphenate actor-writer-director Justin Theroux is all set to park himself on TV next year -- and TV, if Theroux's track record is any indication, will be so much the better for it. Writer Michael Ausiello reports on his Entertainment Weekly blog that the 38-year-old big-and-small screen star is joining the cast of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.'

While he'll be playing things all platonic opposite Rashida Jones' Ann (who is playing things all more-than-platonic with Paul Schneider's Mark), Theroux is a very possible love interest for Amy Poehler's Leslie.Multihyphenate actor-writer-director Justin Theroux is all set to park himself on TV next year -- and TV, if Theroux's track record is any indication, will be so much the better for it. Writer Michael Ausiello reports on his Entertainment Weekly blog that the 38-year-old big-and-small screen star is joining the cast of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.'

While he'll be playing things all platonic opposite Rashida Jones' Ann (who is playing things all more-than-platonic with Paul Schneider's Mark), Theroux is a very possible love interest for Amy Poehler's Leslie.

Some of the early comedy may come in the form of life and art imitating one another: The Ausiello Files also reports that Will Arnett, Poehler's real-life husband, will guest star on 'Parks and Recreation' -- on the same episode that marks Theroux's debut. Well done.

Recently, Inside Television named 'Parks and Recreation' to a list of Most Improved TV Shows: 10 Bad Shows That Got Better -- and that's not just a bit of editorializing. From season 1 to season 2, the show's scripts became progressively sharper and cleaner; the addition of the handsome, dark-haired Theroux could well amp up the yuk quotient considerably.

Theroux is also a smart casting move for NBC, since he'll soon be seen in the feature film 'Iron Man 2' as well as a comedy now in development about competitive air guitar playing.

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