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Nick Offerman

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In July, Halle Berry appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote her new television show, Extant, in which she plays an astronaut who returns to earth after a year in space with a big secret. Their chatter fluttered around the usual late-night show talk, but buried was a brief—but revealing—discussion about working in TV in this day and age.

“Television is a lot harder than I ever thought it would be,” Berry said. “I thought, ‘I’m going to do television so I can be with my kid more.’ I never see my daughter!” Read More

This is literally the best news we’ve heard all day. NBC has officially renewed Parks and Recreation for a seventh season. Back in January an executive from the network hinted that the series would return for the 2014-2015 season, but they’ve now officially made the great decision. Long live Leslie Knope! ... Discuss

The crew from Pawnee isn’t going anywhere. NBC has officially announced that their low-rated but critically adored sitcom Parks and Recreation will be back for a seventh season. Despite dwindling viewership numbers, the mocumentary- style show maintains a base of devoted of fans, and the chairman of the network said he is “bullish” on the show’s chances for success. Never doubt Swanson. He always gets his way ... Discuss

Author, actor and infamous “PC guy” John Hodgman is headed to Parks and Recreation. According to Entertainment Weekly, the bookish humorist will be (perfectly) cast as an snooty NPR host from Pawnee’s rival town Eagleton, who begins a feud with fellow local public radio personality Derry Murbles in an upcoming episode. Murbles, you may remember, hosts Pawnee’s version of an NPR interview program, Thoughts for Your Thoughts. Ironically, Hodgman is also an occasional contributor to NPR staple This American Life, so at least he has a good sense of humor about the whole geeky NPR thing ... Discuss

In honor of Parks and Recreation’s 100th episode last night, The Hollywood Reporter ran this interview with the show’s producer and co-creator Mike Schur. Along with discussing his favorite moments from the series, how he’d like it to end and why he wants a cameo from Hillary Clinton, Schur was asked “what a Parks spinoff might look like.” Schur said that a show about the Sapersteins family—Jean-Ralphio, his sister Mona-Lisa (played by the hilarious Jenny Slate) and their father portrayed by the always-amazing Henry Winkler—is “the funniest one we talk about.” Schur cautioned that the concept is “purely for our own internal laughing” (especially considering Parks falling ratings), but he added, “I'd totally watch a family comedy where Henry is the dad and Ben and Jenny are his idiotic children who have nothing to offer the world.” So would we Mr. Schur. So would we ... Discuss