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The Tick Gets An Amazon Exclusive Reboot

For new groundbreaking shows on subjects you never expected to see on your TV, laptop or tablet screens, it seems that streaming services are the way to go.

Netflix has been super hot in this department recently. The return of shows like Arrested Development, Wet Hot American Summer and Pee Wee Herman helps to bring in the old fans of popular culture shows. Then new and exclusive shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schimt and the superb Stranger Things attract everyone else.

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Parks and Recreation to Say Goodbye to Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe

That sound you heard was that of Leslie Knope wailing in grief at the thought of Ann Perkins leaving Pawnee. That’s right folks, Ann Perkins and Chris Traeger are making plans to leave the best city in America for parts unknown. It was announced yesterday that Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones would be leaving the NBC sitcom after episode 13 of the upcoming season.

Because plenty of people can not fathom why on earth the actors would leave the show, speculation immediately began that they were being forced out due to budget cuts. Mike Schur took to the press to assure everyone that this was not the case.

[box_light]Every network comes to you and says, ‘Cut costs,’ all the time. A reality of the network television game is they’ll always tell you to do impossible things with less and less money. But it wasn’t like, ‘Uh oh, we’ve got to hack away our cast.’[/box_light]

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Schur is currently in New York at the Television Critics Association press event for his upcoming Brooklyn Nine-Nine starring Andy Samberg, but understandably, people want to know more about this departure. Mainly because it was so unexpected. Most of the time when an actor leaves a show there are rumblings and rumors swirling about for weeks, if not months. Contract disputes, rehab stints, scandal or discord of various other fashions. This time however, there was nothing.

Schur has been assuring people that this is truly a creative move with Jones and Lowe’s story line coming to an inevitable and obvious close. The two characters spent the latter parts of last season discussing having a child together so one has to assume they will be successful, and something will then take them away from Pawnee.

Mike Schur and NBC can try to calmly and rationally explain the reasons till they are blue in the face. Parks and Recreation fans are mourning. At times quite loudly. Granted I am a proud member of the NBC fandom, but my entire dashboard is filled with pictures like these.

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Ann Perkins and Leslie Knope

It’s been a rough couple of months for the NBC fandom. Jason Sudeikis finally announced he was leaving. Bill Hader is leaving. Seth Meyers is leaving Weekend Update/SNL. John Mulaney’s show appears as if it might be going to Fox. 30 Rock is no more. Andy Samberg went to Fox… And now this news?

Leslie Knope

 

Ben Schwartz Returns to ‘Parks and Recreation’; Kristen Bell to Guest

Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell is scheduled, along with House of Lies Co-star Ben Schwartz, to pop up for a few episodes next season on Parks and Recreation. Schwartz will obviously be reprising a role he’s been shining in since the shows second season, the hilarious Jean-Ralphio. As Jean-Ralphio he is sure to annoy Ron Swanson and make life a little harder for his best friend Tom Haverford.

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Jon Hamm and Adam Scott star in “The Greatest Event in Television History”

If you have watched Adult Swim at all recently, you probably saw an incredibly vague promo for “The Greatest Even in Television History”, much like this one:

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Host Golden Globes

… and the internet exploded.

No really, I think it did. Well for me it did, quite literally. I had no internet at my home last night for many hours (I liketa died) and for some reason the email I use for work and entertainment news was not loading anywhere, even on my phone. When it finally came back, the first thing that popped up was this:

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