‘Parks and Rec’: A Romance Rekindled, But Will It Sink Leslie?

“Parks and Recreation” is becoming NBC’s version of “Modern Family”: It’s often hilarious, giving us quotable moments of pure pleasure, but it’s also one of the more consistently funny shows on TV from week to week. Like “Family,” a “bad” episode of “Parks” is usually still pretty good.  Last night’s episdoe was one of the […]

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‘Parks and Rec’s Nick Offerman: Patricia Clarkson Makes Megan Mullally Look Meek

When “Parks and Recreation” returns on September 22 on NBC, there’s a new Tammy in town and she makes the old Tammy look meek in comparison. Here’s the deal – Ron Swanson, the parks department director and man with the notable ‘stache played by Nick Offerman, has two ex-wives named Tammy. The first to appear […]

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‘Parks & Rec’ Boss Shares Secrets Behind Sophomore Surge

When NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation‘ (Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c) premiered last spring, it faced big expectations. For starters, it carried the mantle of being a spin-off of ‘The Office’ even though, mockumentary format be damned, it simply wasn’t. Also, no less than America’s current TV-comedy sweetheart, ‘Saturday Light Live’ alum Amy Poehler, was fronting it. Great […]

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For ‘Parks & Rec’s Nick Offerman, Silence Is Golden

Never underestimate the power of a raised eyebrow or glazed-over indifference. That’s just a pair of the tools Nick Offerman brings to his scene-stealing portrayal of Ron Swanson on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation‘ (Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c). Here, the funny man weighs in on the show’s Season 3 renewal, reveals a few of Ron’s secrets, and […]

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