• Harris Wittels, Parks And Recreation producer, writer and comedian dead at 30

    Harris Wittels, co-executive producer of Parks and Recreation, was found dead in his LA home this afternoon. While no official cause is clear as of yet, The Hollywood Reporter stated that police had responded to a 911 call at 12 PM for a possible drug overdose. Wittels himself had previously been candid about his struggles with addiction, even recounting his issues on Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird podcast last

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    Parks and Recreation final season starts Jan. 13 so let’s watch this teaser and cry (Video)

    Comedy fans will rejoice on Tuesday, Jan. 13 when Parks and Recreation returns for an all new season. Those same fans, however, will be engaged in bittersweet observance every week as Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari and co. say goodbye to the NBC sitcom. It’s true, you guys. In case you didn’t already know this will be the final season of the critically acclaimed series

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    Nick Offerman’s ‘American Ham’ hits Netflix Dec. 12, ‘mediocre songs, ribald japes and minor nudity guaranteed’

    In a bold move that will undoubtedly spread his earthy manliness across the world, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman will release American Ham on Dec. 12 exclusively through Netflix. Described as a “master class in life, love, woodworking, meat eating and being a man,” American Ham finds Offerman outlining his own 10 tips for prosperity through stand-up comedy, spoken word, original music and live sketches, which will feature his

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    ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’ looks terrible even for Lifetime. On the other hand, Aubrey Plaza! (Video)

    I will love Aubrey Plaza until my eyes stop working and I can no longer hear, but this trailer for the upcoming Lifetime movie, in which the Parks and Recreation star voices viral sensation Grumpy Cat, confirms all of my obvious fears— Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever looks terrible. While it seems Lifetime has smartly gone the way of being self-aware (notice the fourth wall breaking throughout the trailer) I

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    John Oliver blasts Lowe’s for robot associate, pitches Home Depot commercial with Nick Offerman, Jon Benjamin (Video)

    The only thing more awful than having to go to a home improvement store and dealing with an uncaring, unqualified sales staff is going to a home improvement store with a robot sales staff. But Lowe’s thinks it’s a great idea, which is why they’ve introduced OSHbot, a multilingual, creepy-as-hell robot that is programmed to help you find what you’re looking for quickly and easily. “We believed that in the

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    Billy Eichner joins ‘New Girl’ for holiday episode

    Sassy comedian Billy Eichner will appear on Fox’s New Girl this season. The Billy on the Street host has recently shown off his acting chops on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, where he will be seen a bit during the upcoming final season as Craig. On New Girl’s holiday episode on Dec. 9, Eichner will play Barry. The gang meets Barry, a beleaguered airline representative, while trying to leave Los Angeles

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    Megan Amram, Nick Offerman get physical for Funny Or Die (Video)

    Twitter juggernaut and Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram is getting her science on in this Olivia Newton-John reimagining. To promote her upcoming book, Science…For Her!, Amram reworked the Grease star’s “Physical” into a song about ladies’ battle with science. A recent study reported that women are 45% more likely than men to leave the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) within their first year. One comedian hopes to

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    Ghostbusters reboot will feature female ghostbusters, Katie Dippold will write with Paul Feig

    Speculation on whether the Ghostbusters reboot from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig would star female Ghostbusters can now come to an end. Feig confirmed on Twitter earlier today that yes, the new Ghostbusters will be cast as female and that former Parks and Recreation scribe Katie Dippold will write the script with Feig. “It’s official,” Feig said. “I’m making a new Ghostbusters and writing it with Katie Dippold and yes, it

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    Sofia Vergara highest paid television star, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler close behind

    Sofia Vergara is the highest paid television actress for the third consecutive year. This, according to Forbes, who just released its annual lists of the highest paid television actors and actresses. What’s more compelling, however, is that Vergara is not just the highest paid female in television, but the highest paid television star overall. The Modern Family star banked $37 million from June 2013 to June 2014 while television’s highest

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    Jenny Slate in ‘Obvious Child’ is almost here: Get passes for free advanced screenings!

    For the last few years, writer, actress and comedian Jenny Slate has been killing it. We’re always eager to see her as the recurring Liz B. character on Kroll Show, love seeing her as Sarah Guggenheim on House of Lies and of course there’s her portrayal of Mona Lisa Saperstein, Jean-Ralphio’s sister on Parks and Recreation. But Slate’s profile is about to blow up, as she stars in Obvious Child,

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    Parks And Recreation’s final season: Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari will leave Pawnee after next season on NBC

    Amy Poheler’s Leslie Knope, and the rest of the Parks & Recreation crew, will take its final bow at the end of the 2014-15 season, NBC announced. The mockumentary series, which first came on the air in 2009, was part of NBC’s then-powerful Thursday night of comedies with The Office, 30 Rock and recently-cancelled Community. The show should continue to live in syndication, having played on FXX, Esquire and WGN.

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    Here’s the Golden Globes comedy nominees, also American Hustle is a comedy apparently

    As the year comes to a close and a new one begins, the frenzy that is awards season is underway. There are a bounty of awards with various acronyms attached to their unique trophies. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards this week. The Golden Globes both piggyback off of the Emmys, which took place in September, and serve as a foreshadowing to

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    Parks and Recreation celebrates 100th episode with amazing cake (Photo)

    To celebrate the filming of its 100th episode, the cast of Parks and Recreation were gifted this amazing cake. True fans of the show, which stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott and more, will recognize the crazy confection as a piece of the Pawnee institution JJ’s diner. It’s where Leslie Knope (Poehler) scarfs down waffles and where a dish named Four Horse-Meals of

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    Ed Helms is developing an NBC series with Parks and Rec scribe

    Andy Bernard may have been a less-than-effective leader of Dunder Mifflin, but in real life Ed Helms is a powerhouse. In his latest post-Office move, the Hangover star will develop a comedy series written by up-and-coming comedy scribe Aisha Muharrar, who has honed her chops at Parks and Recreation and has authored the book More Than A Label: Why What You Wear or Who You’re with Doesn’t Define Who You

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    Leslie Knope heads to London on hour-long season premiere of Parks and Recreation

    Your favorite city council member, Leslie Knope, is taking to London in the one-hour season premiere of Parks and Recreation tonight on NBC. Knope seems to have been pushed across the pond rather than making the leap herself after her first year on Pawnee’s city council. Tune in tonight at 8:00pm EST to see what’s driven her and her staff so far from home! Be sure to subscribe to the

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