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…]

Sarah’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2013: Bring on the Butt-Kicking Ladies!

By: Sarah Stephens

As always at the end of another year, it’s in our nature to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned over that year. What did we learn when it came to TV in 2013? It’s all about the ladies! From the grungy to the corsets, women in TV kicked ass this year and we’re bringing them straight to you in this rundown of the Top 10 Best Shows of 2013.

Now, not all of these shows are female-driven in concept but probably have a badass mama somewhere in the wings. What they all do have in common is great fun and even better writing. If shows like these are an indicator of what’s to come in 2014, I say keep them coming! [Read more…]

Emmy Predictions 2011: Outstanding Comedy Series

In anticipation of the upcoming 63rd Annual EMMY Awards (Airing Sunday September 18th at 8PM on FOX, CTV in Canada) theTVaddict.com is proud [or not-so-proud depending on how things turn out] to once again present our GUARANTEED EMMY WINNERS 2011*


Ask the Addict: Spoilers for DEXTER, GLEE, BONES, GREY’S ANATOMY & More!

Any word on how Colin Hanks is going to fit into the new season of DEXTER? — Dave
The TV Addict: Words, we’ve got plenty. What’s more, they’re not just a random collection of ambiguous ones strung together in a desperate attempt to leave readers with the impression we know far more about the upcoming sixth season of DEXTER than we actually do. Rather, they’re from the former good guy himself, Colin Hanks, who was kind enough to make up for interrupting our one-on-one with HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’s Jason Segel during last week’s CBS/CW/Showtime Party by dropping a few hints about what fans can expect from his character. “Here’s the problem. So much of the show is a secret that they’ve sort of engrained in me to not ruin the secret and when you sign a legal binding document it sort of makes you not want to do that. What I can say is that my character Travis restores ancient artifacts and he has a relationship with a Professor Gellar that’s played by Eddie Olmos,” said Hanks, of his character who is sprinkled in throughout the season. “It’s amazing and I want to tell the world about it but I can’t. Here’s the one thing I can say, there are a few instances this season where we are doing things that the show has never done before that will make all the DEXTER-heads flip out!”

Is there any truth to the rumor that GLEE is going back to its first season roots this year? — Drew
The TV Addict: Indeed there is. So much so that fans will be thrilled to discover that when GLEE does return for its much-anticipated third season this Tuesday September 20th at 8PM on FOX (Global TV in Canada), it will do so in a very familiar fashion. Teased star Lea Michele during last week’s FOX TCA Party, “This is the only top secret information that I can give you. I was really hoping that in this upcoming season I would get no slushies, no mess and whatever and then… like page two of script one I’m already a mess! Obviously they’re doing it on the first script because we’re coming back from the break happy and well rested. Had they put that in mid season we all would definitely have said no, I’m not looking forward to that.” [Read more…]


With the exception of PARKS AND RECREATION and THE OFFICE both of which put peripheral characters Ron Swanson and Kelly Kapoor front and center to great effect, this TV Addict — courtesy of an excellent dinner with fellow TV blogger @thetelevixen — is embarrassingly behind on Thursday TV. Which is why we’re once again passing the buck to you — our far smarter and better looking readers — to post away with your thoughts on last night’s May sweeps instalments of COMMUNITY, PARKS AND RECREATION, THE OFFICE, 30 ROCK, BONES, FRINGE, VAMPIRE DIARIES, SUPERNATURAL, FLASHFORWARD, GREY’S ANATOMY and PRIVATE PRACTICE.

BREAKING: NBC Does Something Right!

Since we here at theTVaddict.com like to occasionally give NBC a hard time — you know, for little things, like that whole Jay Leno experiment and the train-wreck that is THE MARRIAGE REF — we thought it would only be fair to take a moment and applaud them when they actually do something right. Something like officially renewing their critically acclaimed Thursday night comedies COMMUNITY, THE OFFICE, and 30 ROCK following an early season pick-up for PARKS AND RECREATION.

“We are happy to give these early pickups to these critically acclaimed, incredibly funny comedies,” said Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios. “As a result, we look forward to continuing our rewarding partnership with the respective creative teams and talented show-runners for 30 ROCK, THE OFFICE and COMMUNITY as they all consistently deliver quality shows.”

Now, about that MARRIAGE REF…



Let’s face it. We all love saying, “If I ran the world, things would be way different. Well, turns out actors love to do the same thing on behalf of the characters we played. So in the first instalment of this recurring feature, we asked Aziz Ansari how his fictional alter ego, the not-quite-as-hip-as-he-thinks Tom Haverford, would change things were he in charge of the Pawnee, Indiana department of PARKS AND RECREATION.

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First Look Video: Will Arnett Visits PARKS AND RECREATION

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Let the final countdown to hilarity begin. On January 14th, Amy Poehler’s real-life husband Will Arnett drops by PARKS AND RECREATION for what may in fact turn out to be the worst blind date in the history of Pawnee Indiana. Just how badly does the date go. Let’s just say that it may-or-may-not be a coincidence that another special guest star, Tropic Thunder’s Justin Theroux drops by the very same episode as Ann’s lawyer. More first look videos of which can be seen after the jump.

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