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The Proposal on 'Parks and Recreation' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 6th 2010 10:50PM
The Proposal on 'Parks and Recreation'What's the most stress-inducing way to propose marriage? Well, you could ask someone to marry you in front of a huge audience at a major sporting event. Or you could ask someone to marry you during a live television broadcast. The second option is the one that's attempted on 'Parks and Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). As you might expect, it doesn't go that well.

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'Summer Catalog' Recap

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 26th 2010 12:22AM
paul schneider(S02E20) Now that I know that Paul Schneider is leaving 'Parks and Recreation,' it's all I can think about any time he and Anne have scenes together. They're celebrating their six-month anniversary in a very low-key way,which is not unusual for them, but they're not exactly in the honeymoon phase, are they? Six months really isn't a long time to be together, yet the thrill seems to be gone.

When Mark and Anne were doing the photo shoot with Tom, his whole schtick of "make your face look better" initially seemed to be a joke about hot girls taking bad pictures (kind of the opposite of Barney's talent on this week's 'How I Met Your Mother'), but it soon seemed to turn into something else entirely. Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but it definitely seemed like Mark was concerned when he was looking at the pictures Tom took; like maybe he was realizing that the fact that Anne looks so miserable when they're pretending to be a family could be indicative of a much larger problem.

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'Park Safety' Recap

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 19th 2010 12:05AM
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(S02E19) How do you guys feel about Jerry? As amusing as it is to see Leslie, the moral center of the show, make fun of someone, the whole "ridiculing Jerry 24-7" thing makes me kind of uncomfortable. He acknowledges that he gets made fun of, but unlike PIerce on 'Community,' he doesn't seem in on the joke at all.

Mark pops in toward the end of this episode to make a good point: Leslie's problem is that one of her employees would make up a story about a mugging because he's afraid of his co-workers' reactions. With that said, "What would you do for a Klondike bar? Kill your wife?" was pretty freakin' hilarious.

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Natalie Morales Joining 'Parks and Recreation'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 16th 2010 3:03PM
Natalie MoralesWe told you earlier today about Marsha Thomason returning to her role as Agent Diana Lancing on 'White Collar.' But where would that leave Natalie Morales, who took over for Thomason (in another role)? Creator Jeff Eastin mentioned the four movies that Morales has coming out this year, but would that mean she wouldn't have time for television too?

Actually, she has time for that too. Michael Ausiello reports that Morales will appear on 'Parks and Recreation' for several episodes. She'll play Lucy, who works at one of the local bars.

There seems to be more news coming from 'Parks and Recreation' than there does from the health care debate in Washington. Rob Lowe is joining the show! Adam Scott is joining the show! Paul Schneider is leaving the show! The news that Scott is not only joining 'Parks and Recreation' but leaving 'Party Down' is the biggest news to me. With Jane Lynch also off 'Party Down,' that show has suffered two big blows.

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TV Casting: Mary Steenburgen to Star in 'Southern Discomfort'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 15th 2010 10:15AM
Oscar-winning actress Mary Steenburgen has landed a lead role in the ABC comedy 'Southern Discomfort.' Steenburgen will play the matriarch of the series, about a father whose adult children suddenly move back in with him. Steenburgen was last seen on the big screen in 'The Proposal' and 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?', and won 1980's Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Melvin and Howard.' [Hollywood Reporter]

More casting news after the jump.

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Paul Schneider Leaving 'Parks and Recreation'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 13th 2010 2:44PM
Paul SchneiderThis is not going to sit well with a lot of 'Parks and Recreation' fans, but here goes: Paul Schneider is leaving the show.

Co-creator Mike Schur confirms to the LA Times that Schneider is indeed leaving the show. Seems it's a combination of things. The fact that Schneider's character wasn't supposed to be on the show in the same position (he was supposed to be a character that came and went, switching between various government and private sector jobs) and the fact that Schneider's film career is taking off. He's going to be missed. He was always sort of the Jim Halpert of the group.

There is a bit of good news in this bad news. Both Rob Lowe and Adam Scott are joining the show. That could make things interesting and even make the cast a little meatier. Of course, there's a bit of a bad-news-inside-this-good-news-inside-this-bad news: Adam Scott is also on 'Party Down,' a really good show on STARZ. I hope he can do both.

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Parks & Recreation: Rock Show (season finale)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 15th 2009 12:18PM
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Ah, so that's how they're going to do it. While the pit was still the underlying thrust of the episode, the stories were more about the characters and relationships. And realizing even more what a big dumb sap Mark is. It's really more a testament of Leslie's own insecurities and issues that she's so hung up on him because he is even more lame than Tom. At least Tom is charismatic and charming, in his own creepy way. Mark is just creepy, a lot older than he seems to think and kind of a doofus.

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