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Quote of the Day: Retta on Aziz Ansari

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, Features,

Retta and Aziz Ansari on 'Parks and Recreation'

"Aziz is the busiest man in Hollywood. I don't have time to go get massages with Aziz and he doesn't have time to get mimosas with me... So no, we don't have Donna and Tom's relationship. I don't think there's anyone who has Donna and Tom's relationship."

- Parks and Recreation actress Retta reveals that unfortunately due to her co-star Aziz Ansari's hectic schedule, they don't spend as much time together off screen as their characters do in the NBC comedy.

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Hey NBC, Why No New Parks and Rec?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, Gossip, Video,

Park and Recreation, truly one of TV’s most under-appreciated shows, still hasn’t returned from its Season 2 cliffhanger and we’re dying to see how Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope is going to handle another year at the Parks Department.

So…how much longer do we have to wait, already?

According to those in the know, Season 3 should be on NBC “in January or February,” though the network is keeping mum on a definite date. As November drags on, it’s becoming clearer that we’re going to have to keep waiting for more of Aziz Ansari’s fantastic one-on-ones with the camera.

The cast and crew of Parks originally expected to return to air in September, which put a huge strain on the show’s leading lady Amy Poehler (who became pregnant with her and Will Arnett’s second child). Currently, they are shooting the 12th or 13th episode of the season, though they have no idea when any of them will be put on the air.

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This Week on TV (5/31-6/6)


MONDAY (5/31)
  • King of Dirt (DIY, 9pm):  “A couple celebrate their wedding anniversary by having the front yard of their home landscaped.” For their first anniversary, it was their bodies they had landscaped.
  • Kendra (E!, 10pm):  “Kendra works on her tell-all autobiography, which Hank believes is too revealing.” He thinks she should just stick to picture books.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Season premiere. “Ten contestants pose in lighted glass cases on the Las Vegas strip, thinking they’re competing for the title ‘The Face of Vegas,’ while actually both their outer and inner beauty are being judged.” The contestants, like Vegas, have a stylish exterior but are vacant inside.

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Aziz Ansari to Host MTV Movie Awards

Sources say that comedian Aziz Ansari, best known for his work on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, is in talks to host this year’s . The show will air live on June 6.

If you don’t know who is yet, you will soon. You’ll see him in the summer comedy Get Him to the Greek in June. Aziz is also taking his stand-up on the road in his upcoming “Dangerously Delicious Tour.”

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TV on DVD: September 8, 2009

Fringe Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Criminal Minds (Season 4)
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter: To Seize and Protect
  • Fringe (Season 1)
  • Harper’s Island (Complete Series)
  • Important Things with Demetri Martin (Season 1)
  • Mr. Belvedere (Season 3)
  • Nitro Circus (Season 1)
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Season 1)
  • The Office (Season 5)
  • One Foot in the Grave (Complete Series)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season 1)
  • True Jackson, VP (Season 1, Vol. 1)
  • Worst Week (Complete Series)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Amy Poehler to Star in Office Spinoff

Amy PoehlerIn the past few years, fans of the creatively-uneven have seen several great female members leave. First there was Tina Fey, then Maya Rudolph. Now it looks as if Lorne Michaels will soon have another void to fill.

Earlier today, Amy Poehler confirmed to the Associated Press that she too will become part of NBC’s primetime programming. The comedienne, who was just nominated for her SNL work, is set to star in the spinoff of The Office.

The 36-year-old, who is currently pregnant with her first child, could not or would not provide any details about her new role. Aside from the hiring of Aziz Ansari last month, not much is known about the show. It’s actually now being reported that the comedy will not be a spinoff after all; it may instead be a stand-alone series.

When Poehler will depart from the late-night program is not clear at this point. The comedienne says she intends to stay on through at least the elections. After that time, fans can see Amy in her new project when it airs Thursdays @ 9:30 p.m. this winter.

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