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Topic: Parks and Recreation

Parks and Rec Made a Bunch of Fake Ads for Last Night's Show, and They Were Great

Paunch Burger and more

NBC's Parks and Recreation will soon come to an end, and the writers of the heartwarming, droll comedy have been knocking it out of the ... well, park. The first of…

Saying Goodbye to Pawnee: Adam Scott on His Next Move

Parks and Rec star dabbles in ads, films, podcasts and more

Adam Scott made a career guest starring in series like Boy Meets World, Party of Five and Eastbound & Down, but he really became a TV star playing Ben Wyatt…

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist

Big changes in store for fall

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run…

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday

Ratings continue to slide on a crucial night for advertisers

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the…

NBC Renews 3 Dramas

Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Grimm picked up for next season

NBC has renewed the Dick Wolf series, Chicago Fire, and its freshman spinoff drama, Chicago P.D., for the 2014-15 broadcast TV season. The network also ordered a fourth season of…

Rake’s Charm Offensive Fails to Hook Viewers

Soft launch for Fox’s Greg Kinnear drama

Although it was given the plum slot leading out of American Idol, the series premiere of the new Fox drama, Rake, failed to drum up much business Thursday night. According to…

Parks and Rec Star Retta Lives to Live Tweet

And when not tweeting up Scandal, she's browsing Instagram for her daily nail art fix

Specs Who Retta Accomplishments Stars as Donna Meagle on NBC’s Parks and Recreation (returns Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m.); comedienne; dubbed “The Only Person You Need to Follow on Twitter” by BuzzFeed Base…

The Adweek Agencies of the Year Issue [Video]

Jim Cooper and the team provide a preview

What are the criteria to be Adweek's Agency of the Year? Plus: Minority Report-style advertising is genuinely on its way says one ad guy, and a chat with Parks and…

David Eckstein's Fake Ad for a Fake Law Firm Really Is Inside Baseball

Ex-MLB player extends Parks and Rec joke

Behold this strange ad-like object, which is half internal joke and half attempt to prove baseball is still down with the hip kids. It's a fictional ad for a fictional law…

More Tricks Than Treats: November Sweeps Begin on Halloween

Ratings predictably meager as HUT levels plummet

By a quirk of the calendar, this year’s November sweeps began on Halloween night and will end on the night before Thanksgiving. Bad news, good news. In kicking off on an evening…

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