An Open Letter to PARKS AND RECREATION EPs Greg Daniels and Mike Schur: Thank You

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Mike Schur and Greg Daniels,

For over a decade you both have given us television that has made us laugh, cry, laugh some more, and sometimes make us feel extremely uncomfortable. Nonetheless, it’s always entertained us. Whether it’s Rainn Wilson ripping the mask off of a CPR training dummy or making Amy Poehler try to walk across an ice rink while “Catch Your Dream” blasts in the background.

Being the final episode of my favorite show on television is tonight I felt it would be appropriate to thank the both of you for a couple of things. [Read more...]

PaleyFest 2014: Snappy Answers to Silly Questions featuring the Cast of PARKS AND RECREATION

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By: Sarah Stephens

Straight from the red carpet at the 2014 PaleyFest in Hollywood, TheTVAddict is bringing you plenty of PARKS AND RECREATION goodies! The two week event brings some of TV’s best to audiences with live panels and exclusive clips at the Dolby Theater, aka Where They Do The Oscars. Chatting with the cast from PARKS AND RECREATION, we got answers to the tidbits you’ve always wanted to know. What’s Donna’s go-to karaoke song? How did Ron end up in government? What’s Mouse Rat’s dream gig? We got that and more from the loveable crew from Pawnee. Check out the clips below! [Read more...]

We Shine the Spotlight on PARKS AND RECREATION Star Jim O’Heir

By Victoria Nelli

Jim O’Heir stars on the wonderfully charming NBC hit, PARKS AND RECREATION. O’Heir plays the overly nice, and sometimes punching bag, Jerry/Gary/Larry Gergich. I spoke with O’Heir (Or what I hope to be words, I was a bit nervous being he stars on my favorite show and all) about Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe exiting the show, who on the show resembles their character in real life, and how awesome it is to work with Amy Poehler! [Read more...]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Reasons Why Everyone Should Aspire To Be Like Amy Poehler

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By: Victoria Nelli

As the nominees for Best Actress in a Comedy Series were called at the GOLDEN GLOBES I sat on my couch, curled up in a ball, biting my nails.  Everyone who knows me, or has seen my twitter knows why.  Amy “The Queen” Poehler was nominated, and I was not prepared to see her lose again. (She won, and screams could be heard from a mile away) Not only does the PARKS AND RECREATION star make us laugh at award shows, SNL, and her movies, she also is one of the most humble and compassionate people in the entertainment business today. [Read more...]

Photo of the Day: Literally, the Best Tweet Ever!

With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject comes courtesy of PARKS AND RECREATION star Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones), who sure as heck brightened up our day with a little snapshot of our second favorite fictional government body next to Aaron Sorkin’s WEST WING. Tweeted Jones, “Hi everyone. We will be back on your televisions very soon. Sept 20th, in fact. #parksandrec”

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for BONES, REVENGE, FALLING SKIES, HART OF DIXIE, SMASH & More!

With season eight just around the corner, any chance you care to brighten my day with a little scoop on BONES? — Paul
The TV Addict: Happy to! But rather than have us let the sunshine in, we have a feeling fans would much prefer to hear direction from executive producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan, who had this to say when we posed that very question at Fox’s All-Star Celebration during the recent Summer portion of the annual Television Critics Association Press Tour in Hollywood:

The TV Addict: Please just tell me everything you can about the upcoming season premiere?
Nathan: It happens at the very beginning of the season!
Hanson: It ends about forty-five minutes in!
Nathan: With commercials it’s about an hour!
Hanson: At the end of last season Brennan was on the run because of Pellant and the season opener asks the question as to whether our guys get her back and put Pallant in jail so that she can come back. Chances are they’ll succeed because we have a second episode!
Nathan: But they might not succeed in the way that think they’re going to succeed.
Hanson: Things don’t resolve. [Read more...]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Things You Should Know About NBC’s Fall Programming Strategy

On One Million Mom’s boycott of THE NEW NORMAL.
“Coming from 20th Century Fox Television, I’ve worked with Ryan Murphy for a long time and while he is a guy who pushes the envelope THE NEW NORMAL is his love letter to families,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke when asked during NBC’s Executive Session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles to address the boycott being called by the anti-gay organization One Million Moms. “I’ve read the first three episodes and they’re are exploring storylines that come back to this warm relatable heartfelt place about responsible parenting, change in lifestyle once you start having children, and pursuing your dreams. The title is not meant to push idea that it’s a more ‘normal’ family than everybody else. It’s just meant to bring a family show to the public that captures the zeitgeist, and what’s going on in the country right now and being more inclusive. The normal family isn’t a gay family, it’s just a different family.”

On SMASH’s new and improved second season.
For those of you who may have been slightly underwhelmed with last season’s less than SMASH-ing first season, brace yourself for news that should be music to fan’s ears. Crediting new showrunner Josh Safran with coming in and pitching a new vision of the series, Salke promises a real plan in place resulting in things coming together that are more consistent. For his part, former Broadway Producer and current NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt is very proud of SMASH on so many levels, but does promise some exciting new changes after a first season that had some ups and downs creatively, “Adding Newsies Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Hudson in three of the first four episodes to our six central characters, we’re just really excited. We just started shooting episode one and I’m really excited about it.” [Read more...]