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    Watch: Patton Oswalt Pitches 'Star Wars: Episode 7'/Marvel Crossover In Hilarious Outtake From 'Parks And Recreation'

    Rumors have been quiet recently surrounding "Star Wars: Episode 7," but once the press gauntlet begins soon for "Star Trek Into Darkness," and J.J. Abrams gets inevitably grilled about his plans, we'll have plenty more updates. But until then, leave it to Patton Oswalt -- who, as fans know, is a man...

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    Criticwire TV: Critics React to 'Girls' Finale, 'Bates Motel' and 'Parks and Rec'

    Our first installment of Criticwire TV rounds up critics' reactions to "Girls" and other recently aired shows.

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    On 'Parks and Rec,' Leslie and Ron Take a Stand on Arthouse Culture

    While as a network NBC continues to have trouble in terms of ratings and finding new series people want to watch this season, it's also still home to one of the most charming shows on TV -- "Parks and Recreation," which was at its strongest last night with "Bailout," an episode that tackled socialis...

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    Watch: Nick Offerman Keeps It Deadpan In Trailer for SXSW Hit 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' (VIDEO)

    Actor Nick Offerman is best known as the mustachioed boss Rick Swanson on "Parks and Recreation," and in the trailer for "Somebody Up There Likes Me" he sticks to the deadpan, situational comedy he does so well. An existential comedy about the small successes and failures that make up our existence,...

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    Jim O'Heir, The Eternally Abused Jerry of 'Parks and Rec,' Talks Meeting Newt Gingrich and Why His Character's Actually Got It Made

    As the always picked-on Pawnee government employee Jerry Gergich, Jim O'Heir is one of best stealth comedic weapons on "Parks and Recreation."

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    Daria's Descendants: 5 Characters Who Owe Their Existence to MTV's Sardonic Animated Heroine

    It's been a decade since the Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn animated series went off the air, but the impact of its eponymous heroine and her deadpan journey through life in the suburbs is still felt.

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    Jason Schwartzman To Guest on 'Parks & Recreation'

    Until recently, "Parks & Recreation" have been modest with their guest stars, forgoing the "30 Rock" approach of just getting famous people to show, and instead bringing on collaborators that generally elevate the proceedings. For example: Megan Mulally and Patricia Clarkson ...

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    The 10 Best Television Episodes of 2012

    A person can only watch so much television in a year, though thanks to DVRs, Hulu, Netlix and a crazy proliferation of quality series to keep up with, that amount can be considerable and a little terrifying. Still, any list of the best of the year in TV is, like a film best-of list, going to be limi...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Sons of Anarchy' Solves Problems With Violence While Charlotte Rampling Plays a Spy

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    Jonathan Banks Brings a Touch of Mike Ehrmantraut to 'Parks and Recreation'

    Jonathan Banks Brings a Touch of Mike Ehrmantraut to 'Parks and Recreation'

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