August 27, 2010

10 things that need to happen at the Emmys

Michael C. Hall in “Dexter” The primetime Emmy awards are this Sunday and while there are some great nominees, the outcome could be not-so-great. So in order to keep some integrity in the state of television (and to not make me cry myself to sleep), here are ten things that MUST happen this Sunday: 1. […]

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May 11, 2010

Aziz Ansari keeps on bringing it – starring in new comedy and hosting MTV Movie Awards

Photo credit: MTV Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari announced on his official Twitter page today that Mandate Pictures has picked up a new comedy based on a pitch that he made with Matt Hubbard (writer for TV’s 30 Rock). The film is currently untitled, but will be written by Harris Wittels, who currently writes […]

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September 26, 2009

First fall TV casualty: ‘The Beautiful Life’

Ashton Kutcher’s “The Beautiful Life” is the first show of the season to be canceled, according to Yahoo! TV. The CW scripted drama about modeling starred Mischa Barton and lasted only two episodes before it got the axe. Yahoo! is also predicting that “Accidentally on Purpose” starring Jenna Elfman could be next. And surprisingly, also […]

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April 8, 2009


NBC must be looking to confuse us all on Thursday night because they’re really toying with the usual schedule. “The Office” returns after a week off with two brand new episodes but be careful because the first one will be at 8PM and the second at 9PM. Squeezed in between will be the premiere of […]

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April 7, 2009


Despite the negative return on early screeners, at least according to Deadline Hollywood, I’m still holding out hope for NBC‘s newest comedy, “Parks and Recreation.” E! landed a set of five early previews of the pilot episode which airs this Thursday at 8:30PM (ET/PT). Here are two of the better “Parks” clips. Amy Poehler is […]

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March 25, 2009

PARKS AND RECREATION Tanks In Research Screenings

Well this can’t be good. Nikki Finke shared a series of leaked market research screening reviews for NBC‘s upcoming comedy series “Parks and Recreation” and things weren’t good. Here are a few excerpts from the focus group results, but without having the entire set of results there is no way for me to tell you […]

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March 16, 2009

NBC PARKS AND RECREATION – Another Look At The Series

NBC has finally released a couple of new “Parks and Recreation” teasers online after having seen them on TV the other week. Below, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) describes her inspiration for joining the Pawnee, Indiana parks and recreation team and how exciting it is to speak with the public.

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March 11, 2009

PARKS AND RECREATION: Leslie Knope Welcomes You To Pawnee Indiana

There’s just a few more weeks until the Amy Poehler led comedy, “Parks and Recreation,” hits NBC‘s airwaves. I’m really looking forward to this new series and maybe even more so for Aziz Ansari’s supporting role than Poehler’s (though she’s still great). To help get you ramped up for the new series Pawnee, Indiana’s Director […]

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February 13, 2009

PARKS AND RECREATION Preview With Amy Poehler

Here’s another preview glimpse of the upcoming Amy Poehler comedy project on NBC, “Parks and Recreation”. Earlier this week I noted that P&R had picked up its fourth cast member with Chris Pratt, but that count turns out to be incorrect. Aubrey Plaza is already on the official cast list, so Pratt will be number […]

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February 10, 2009


NBC‘s hotly anticipated comedy series with Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”, has just picked up another recruit, Chris Pratt: Sources confirm to me exclusively that the hilarious Chris Pratt has been added to the dream ensemble. The Everwood grad (and future Mr. Anna Faris) will play the unemployed musician boyfriend of Rashida Jones’ nurse character. […]

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