Powered by i.TV
September 17, 2014

Parks and Recreation

Are These The Top 10 Shows of 2011? AFI Says So

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 12th 2011 12:45PM
AFI Top 10 TV Shows 2011'Parks and Recreation' stands very tall next to 'Boardwalk Empire' on the American Film Institute's list of Top 10 TV shows of 2011. Can you imagine a meeting between Leslie Knope and Nucky Thompson?

A who's who of veteran shows and critical darlings filled out the rest of the list, some for the first time. 'The Good Wife,' 'Parks,' 'Louie,' and 'Justified' are all brand new entries to AFI's year-end list.

Showtime's 'Homeland' and HBO's 'Game of Thrones' were the only new 2011 shows to make the list.

Take a peek at the full list below.

Read More

Top 11 in '11: TV's Best Scene-Stealing Men

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 12th 2011 12:00PM
Nolan Ross on 'Revenge' & Schmidt on 'New Girl'What do Nolan from 'Revenge' and Schmidt, the self-proclaimed ladies man on 'New Girl,' have in common?

Yeah, they can both get a little smarmy, and Nolan could probably fill a Douchebag Jar faster than most with his conniving ways. But they're also two of our 11 in '11 best scene-stealing men on TV.

This list is filled with epic examples of how to be a co-star. Yes, these 11 men may not be top-billed on their respective shows, but it's safe to say those shows wouldn't be the same without them.

Who made the cut? Click into our gallery to see, and share your own nominees in the comments.

Read More

'Parks & Recreation': Leslie Gives the Best Presents (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 9th 2011 2:30AM
'Parks & Recreation' - 'Citizen Knope'This holiday-themed installment of 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC) looked at the fallout of Ben's resignation and the scandal that rocked Leslie's campaign. With a two-week suspension, Leslie found herself simply unable to do nothing, so she started a community action group.

But it was her actions, via proxy Ann, at work that spurred everybody else to action. As usual, Leslie gave the most thoughtful gifts to everyone, so this year they decided to return the favor. Settling on a scale replica gingerbread model of the office. It would prove to be a huge winner.

Read More

Republicans Hate 'Jersey Shore,' Love 'The Bachelor'

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 6th 2011 2:30PM
Democrat, Republican TV StudySnooki's poof apparently doesn't work its magic on Republicans.

A new study by Experian-Simmons found conservative-leaning viewers tend to favor reality programming like 'Dancing With the Stars,' 'The Bachelor,' 'The Biggest Loser,' 'MythBusters,' but one exception to that trend was 'Jersey Shore.' Also among GOP favorites is the History Channel's block of programming: 'Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,' 'American Pickers,' and 'Swamp People.'

Two other popular liberal shows, 'Glee' and 'Modern Family,' topped the conservative list last year, but are no longer two of the favorite shows among Republican viewers, according to EW. They did, however, still rank high with those on the more liberal end of the political spectrum.

Read More

'The Trial of Leslie Knope' Rocks 'Parks & Recreation' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 2nd 2011 2:00AM
'Parks & Recreation' - 'The Trial of Leslie Knope'We've been watching for weeks now as the relationship between Leslie and Ben has been tearing her up on 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). As we were reminded this week, at one point the pair of them even bribed a government official to keep their relationship a secret.

It was a gift card and a kiss, but the point remains. These are things that go against everything Leslie Knope believes in, so finally she and Ben -- who'd decided to be together regardless of the rules -- told Chris about their relationship and how long it had been going on.

Read More

Our Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for Every TV Fan On Your List

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 1st 2011 11:00AM
I'm hard to shop for -- I fully admit that -- but the one way to my heart is with anything TV-related. Now that it's officially December, it's time to start putting up holiday decorations and brainstorming the perfect presents for everyone on your list ... even the picky people.

I've pulled together the best of the best holiday presents inspired by TV, including full series box sets of fan-favorite shows, a paperweight worthy of geek must-have status, a few books (yes, books) written by TV funny ladies and more gotta-have gear from the hottest comedies and dramas. There's something for all ages, all price ranges and all TV lovers.

So put your kids down for a nap in their leather jackets (you'll see), curl up with Big Joe (you'll love) and settle in for this epic list of TV-themed gifting goodness. Happy shopping!

Read More

See 'Community' Opening Credits a la 'Parks and Recreation'

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 30th 2011 3:30PM
CommuntiyTake one of our favorite NBC comedies, 'Community,' and mix in an element of another beloved NBC comedy, 'Parks and Recreation,' and what do you get? Opening credits that are just awesomesauce.

We're a sucker for homages, so these fan-made 'Community' credits done like the 'Parks and Recreation' starting is just the thing to make us forget about NBC shelving 'Community.' Just kidding, we're still upset about that.

Check out the video below. Thanks to Uproxx for pointing this video our way!

Read More

Top 11 in '11: TV's Funniest Women

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 30th 2011 12:00PM
tv's 11 funniest ladies in comedyThis has been a banner year for women in TV. Two new female-fronted comedies, 'New Girl' and '2 Broke Girls,' broke out of the fall pack, and hilarious females continued to steal scenes on veteran shows like 'Community' and 'Cougar Town.' And who can forget Melissa McCarthy's triumphant victory at the Emmys?

To celebrate the Fabulous Female Laff Riot of 2011 (bear with us: that's only a working title), AOL TV is counting down the Top 11 women in TV comedy.

But first, a programming note: please try not to freak out when you don't see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on the list. They belong to the Hall of Fame, and our list is devoted to those witty women who have come into their own during the last year.

Click "Launch Gallery" to see the full list.

Read More

Kathryn Hahn Joins 'Parks and Recreation' (Just Like AOL TV Suggested)

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 28th 2011 3:35PM
Kathryn Hahn Joins Parks and RecreationFormer 'Free Agents' star Kathryn Hahn will appear on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' ... just like AOL TV suggested.

According to TVLine, Hahn will appear in multiple episodes of 'Parks and Rec' as a member of Leslie's opponent's political team. 'Parks' executive producer Mike Schur took to Twitter to correct the casting misinformation.

"Small point of clarity: Katherine Hahn is doing an arc on #ParksandRec, but she is *not* Leslie's opponent. We're thrilled to have her!" [sic]

Read More

TV Shows We're Most Thankful For

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 21st 2011 10:30AM
HomelandWe're thankful for a lot of things, but we're all about TV around here, and so is this list. Yes, it's time once again for the annual staff picks for TV Shows We're Most Thankful For.

There's plenty to choose from -- and obviously we had to narrow it down quite a bit -- but each of us has decided on one show that makes weekly viewing and analysis fun and worthwhile, for whatever reason.

Some of us appreciate a good laugh above all, some put dramas on a pedestal, and others are into vampire dramas with a hint of Somerhalder. You get the idea.

Take a peek at our quick list, then please share your own show that makes you thankful in the comments. Gobble gobble!

Read More

Leslie Throws Caution to the Wind, Chooses Ben on 'Parks & Recreation' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 18th 2011 2:00AM
'Parks & Recreation' - 'Smallest Park' If Ron isn't careful, he's going to get all soft and mushy. He was fully invested in Andy's search for a college class to take, like a parent would be. Of course, Ron caring about the people he works with, despite his crusty exterior, is part of what makes his character work so well on 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC).

Leslie, on the other hand, has been struggling with how much she cares about Ben, going so far as to make terrible professional decisions week after week rather than deal with the situation head on. Until this week, that is.

Read More

'Sexiest Man Alive 2011': Which TV Stars Made the Cut?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 17th 2011 6:05AM
Bradley Cooper, People's 'Sexiest Man Alive 2011'Bradley Cooper's been celebrating being named as 'People' magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive 2011.' After saying his first thought on hearing the news was, "My mother is going to be so happy," the buff 'Hangover' star joked "I'm waiting for Dax Shepard to come out, and that it's an episode of 'Punk'd.'"

Cooper added: "I think it's really cool that a guy who doesn't look like a model can have this. ... I think I'm a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying."

So which TV stars have been deemed hot enough to join Cooper on the list? Well, there are some conventional hotties like 'Luther' star Idris Elba, 'Community's Joel McHale and 'Game of Thrones' glowering Horse Lord Jason Momoa, but there are also a few guys who are, well, perhaps less obviously hot in the conventional sense.

Read More

'Parks and Recreation': Watch April and Andy's Road Trip Web Series Here

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 4th 2011 12:00PM
Parks and Recreation Web Series'Parks and Recreation' is hitting the road for a new web series, and you're coming along!

Below, you can watch all four episodes of Andy (Chris Pratt) and April's (Aubrey Plaza) road trip to the Grand Canyon.

The first episode deals with April's fear of spiders, or as Andy calls it, "that arachno-cornocopia thing." The second installment sends the duo to the "Four Corners." When you watch, you'll see why that's in quotes. In episode 3, Leslie Knope calls and in episode 4 Andy and April discuss building a home ... next door to the Grand Canyon.

Read More

Ron Swanson Knows How to Profit from the End of the World on 'Parks & Rec' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2011 2:00AM
'Parks & Recreation' - 'End of the World'It was the end of the world this week on 'Parks & Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). We found it rather charming that the Parks Department of Pawnee is so gracious and cordial to this group of fanatics who calculate the end of the world regularly, rescheduling each time the world doesn't end as predicted.

Ron Swanson has even found a way to profit from their zealous conviction. He brought with him some flutes and recorders he'd fashioned at home in his wood shop, and charged exorbitant prices to the believers.

His look to the camera when one of them slyly asked if he'd take a check he could deposit tomorrow -- after the world ended, of course -- was absolutely priceless.

Read More

'Parks and Recreation': Andy and April Are Getting a Web Series

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 3rd 2011 4:45PM
Parks and Rec WebisodesNot a hoax! Not a dream! NBC is giving us more 'Parks and Recreation'!

Our favorite Pawnee lovebirds, Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza), will star in their very own series of webisodes.

According to EW, NBC.com will debut five webisodes of the comedy after the Thurs., Nov. 3 airing of the hit comedy. The webisodes spin out from the 'End of the World' episode and follow Andy and April as they embark on a road trip.

Read More

Follow Us

From Our Partners