Articles for Parks and Recreation Season 2

This morning the People‘s Choice Award nominations were revealed, andas always, it‘s populism at its best.  On the TV side, the nomineesoften look like the top of the Nielsen ratings list, with a few notableand surprising exceptions.  Shows like True Blood and Gossip Girl crept into the Favorite TV Actress categories while Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show features Lost, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.However, those are the very cool exceptions.  For the most part, the list is full of CSI, NCIS, Grey‘s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men and other top-rated shows.  Here are the major television nominees for this year‘s People‘s Choice Awards. To vote for the People‘s Choice Awards, CLICK HERE. Read more »
It turns out Rob Lowe won‘t be doing another ABC drama series after all. Sources confirm to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello that the 45-year-old Brothers and Sisters actor is in talks of joining the cast of NBC‘s Parks and Recreation, which has been renewed for a third season. Read more »
Amy Poehler is pregnant with her second child with husband Will Arnett but don‘t expect her alter ego Leslie Knope to become pregnant anytime soon. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Poehler‘s pregnancy will not be written into Parks and Recreation. NBC, however, is willing to work around the pregnancy, similar to what they did during the birth of Poehler‘s first child in the fall of 2008.  Read more »
NBC will wrap up its four comedies tonight - Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock. On the agenda: a whistleblower, a Britta-Professor Slater showdown, Leslie‘s children‘s concert and Liz meeting the man of her dreams.Here‘s how the peacock‘s Thursday comedy block will end: Read more »
Freshman comedies Modern Family and Glee, as well as critically-acclaimed drama Breaking Bad, lead the nominees for this year‘s Television Critics Association Awards.Modern Family got five nominations, with Glee and Breaking Bad following closely with four each. Also getting nods are critical darlings Party Down and Friday Night Lights, and surprise appearances from newcomers The Good Wife and Sons of Anarchy. Recently-concluded series Lost and 24 also scored nominations for the Heritage Award.  Read more »
It‘s that time of the year again: the MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday.Now, some of you might be thinking, "Bah, it‘s going to be another Twilight love-fest like last year." Well, here‘s the bad news: the second film in the popular vampire franchise, New Moon, has five nominations, including one for Best Movie, and the expected Best Kiss nod for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. (Plus, there‘s more non-Twilight love for Twilight stars: Kristen also scored another nomination for The Runaways, while Anna Kendrick scored a Breakthrough Performance nod for Up in the Air.)  Read more »
The 2010 MTV Movie Awards are tonight at 9pm, and hosted by Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari, the show is sure to be heavy on things young girls love: Justin Bieber, Zac Efron and the cast of Twilight.  If these video promos are any indication, there will also be some great laughs, as they‘re funnier than last year‘s entire show.Check out the videos starring host Aziz Ansari as well as Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner from Twilight, Tom Cruise as his movie producer character from Tropic Thunder, Justin Bieber, Kristen Bell, Sarah Silverman and The Hurt Locker‘s Jeremy Renner.  That strange mix of tween sensations, cool comics, big-time movie stars and Oscar nominees is exactly the kind of absurd blend the MTV Movie Awards offers.  Read more »
Summer is upon us, as are new Summer Comedies, but we‘re already looking ahead to fall and wondering: what new network comedies may pop up to amuse us?We watched the trailers (you can watch them below) for four half-hour comedies that will hit your cable box in September--$#*! My Dad Says, Mike and Molly, Outsourced and Better Together--and gave our snap judgment on whether each will be a "Don‘t Miss" or a "Definitely Skip" show.Here‘s our take. What do you think? Read more »
Former Arrested Development co-stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett have started a new production company called dumbdumb, which provides "branded content" for companies through funny viral videos. Their first video, one of three shorts for Orbitz gum, is out today. It‘s called "Prom Date," and it co-stars Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza, as well as The Hangover star Rachel Harris.Watch the video--even if it doesn‘t make you want to buy gum, it will probably make you laugh:  Read more »
After a midseason kickoff last season, Chuck is back on NBC‘s fall calendar, prematurely leaked by The Hollywood Reporter. Chuck returns to its old Monday 8pm slot, followed by two rookies: global-conspiracy-theory drama The Event and another action drama, this time about a team of US Marshalls who track down fugitives, Chase.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>Wednesday, meanwhile, is Law and Order night, featuring the spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles at 10, while J.J. Abrams drama Undercovers and Law & Order: SVU open the night. Mercy and Trauma, as well as former NBC flagship Heroes, are nowhere in sight, although network execs are reportedly in talks to give both Heroes and Law & Order "special event" or two-hour finale send-offs next fall. Read more »
Today‘s wintry economic climate makes finding a job harder than ever, so now is the perfect time to become your own boss. Luckily, all those "wasted" hours spent watching TV during your unemployment might have some helpful tips on how to get your career on the fast track.Here are just a few great job opportunities inspired by some of television‘s biggest go-getters.  Read more »
This Thursday the 2010 Emmy nominations will be announced, and unlike past years, all eyes will be on the comedy field. With the brightest crop of freshman comedies in a long time, the Emmys could finally get young and hip with shows like Glee, Modern Family and Hung. This would be a nice change of pace from your grandma‘s Emmys where Everybody Loves Raymond and Two and a Half Men have ruled.See our Drama Emmy Preview>>The nominees will tell the tale of whether the old guard keeps the status quo or if the new generation is finally ready to breathe new life into a stale race. Will Glee, Modern Family and more cool new shows make the cut, or will Emmy voters default to Tony Shalhoub in Monk?  Read more »
The kids of Glee have something to sing about. The 2010 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and as expected, Glee led the pack with 19 nominations. The show had even more steam than expected, earning nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series plus acting nominations in all six categories (Matthew Morrison, LeaMichele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Mike O‘Malley, Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth).See Complete List of Nominees>>The comedy side also saw newcomers Nurse Jackie and Modern Family crack the Comedy Series category. Modern Family picked up an impressive five acting nominations in the supporting categories, with Ed O‘Neill the only adult star who didn‘t get nominated.  Read more »
Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler and husband Will Arnett, star of Arrested Development and Fox‘s upcoming Running Wilde, became parents to their second child today--a boy, Abel James Arnett, joining older brother Archie, two years old.Happy birthday, Abel! Not many infants can say that both their parents are hilarious stars of hit TV shows who are both up for Emmys in a couple weeks. But you can. If you could talk, that is. Read more »
The 2010 Emmys are coming up on Sunday! The popcorn‘s purchased, the champagne‘s chilling in the fridge, and our DVRs are set (for reliving the best acceptance speeches). Plus, our Emmy picks are in!See who our editorial staff members have selected to win in this year‘s big drama and comedy categories, and see how your picks stack up.See Complete List of Nominees >>  Read more »
A mixture of happy and sad news about Saturday Night Live today, as we learn that alum Amy Poehler will host the season opener and that the show will not renew Jenny Slate‘s contract for a second season.Entertainment Weekly reports that Poehler will host the September 25 premiere with musical guest Katy Perry. This news is bittersweet if you‘re a Parks and Recreation fan like me, since we won‘t see Poehler return as Leslie Knope on season 3 until mid-season, bumped for now from the NBC Thursday night lineup for newbie sitcom Outsourced. But some Poehler is better than none Poehler, as I always say. (Starting now.)Well-known SNL veteran that she is, it‘s interesting that Poehler will help kick off the show‘s 36th season, given all the new blood they‘re bringing in.  Read more »