Michael Schur’s favorite joke from this season of The Good Place is a Pirates Of The Caribbean diss

Like most of the TV shows helmed by Michael Schur, the joke-per-minute ratio on The Good Place is absurdly high. That makes it all the more impressive that, as reported by IndieWire, Schur was recently able to pinpoint his favorite joke from the entire second season, which evolved from a reference only he and the crew…

Nick Offerman says he'd return to Pawnee for a Parks And Recreation reunion

With each passing day, another classic sitcom is dusted off in preparation for a reboot or revival. Murphy Brown’s return to the small screen is already in the works, while the creators of The Office and Seinfeld are mulling over the prospect of writing storylines suitable for this post-Twitter world (here’s one from…

TV delight Natalie Morales to star in Michael Schur's new bar-based sitcom pilot

Operating on the absolutely radical theory that a sitcom about a bunch of friends hanging out at a bar might somehow do well at NBC, Michael Schur’s Fremulon production company recently sold a very Cheers-ful sounding pilot to the folks at the peacock network. Now, Deadline reports that Schur and writer/producer Josh…

Amy Poehler and Michael Schur politely request the NRA fuck off from posting any more Parks & Rec GIFs

Artists can’t always control who likes or enjoys their work. But that doesn’t mean they have to just sit back and let people who they politically abhor co-opt their beloved characters and universes willy-nilly, either, something Parks And Recreation and The Good Place creator Michael Schur made abundantly clear…

Mike Schur apologizes for having Louis CK on Parks And Rec, despite having heard the rumors

As the allegations of sexual misconduct against Louis CK finally made their way from “open secret” to just plain “open” today—courtesy of a new piece in the New York Times, which saw five women allege that the stand-up star masturbated in front of them or while talking to them on the phone—a number of people are being…

Rashida Jones and Michael Schur talk about bringing funny to Black Mirror

Before Rashida Jones bid farewell to Parks And Recreation and beautiful tropical fish Ann Perkins, she regularly worked with that show’s creator Michael Schur. But for all the years of their long friendship—which started on their second day of college—they had never written with each other. That is, until they…

Adam Scott is ascending into The Good Place for multiple episodes

Adam Scott must be doing something right, because he’s being allowed entrance into The Good Place. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the actor will be popping up in “multiple episodes” of the NBC afterlife sitcom, with his first appearance slated for next week’s installment on October 27. Further details on his…

Black Mirror’s Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones on finding hope in nightmares

The two Black Mirror episodes that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September—“San Junipero” and “Nosedive”—are unexpected in that their endings don’t make us feel too terrible about humanity. One might even go so far as to suggest that they are somewhat heartwarming. But just before the The…

The Good Place sidesteps the third-episode lull with another intriguing twist

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The third episode on a high-concept show is a test. Especially after the first two installments of The Good Place more or less functioned as an hour-long pilot in setting up the show’s fro-yo-flavored afterlife, the third episode is where Kristen Bell’s Eleanor has to really start living in it. And there are some…

Kristen Bell is perfectly at home crashing The Good Place

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There’s world-building and then there’s world-building, something no doubt in the minds of NBC and The Good Place creator Michael Schur in the decision to air the first three episodes of Schur’s new sitcom in one week. (Episode three will air in The Good Place’s regular time slot on Thursday.) After all, it’s one…

Leslie Knope “would be out campaigning like a mofo” for Hillary Clinton

The 2016 presidential election has been an especially trying process, because we’ve had to go through all of the “damn emails” and the ejected babies without one of the nation’s finest sources for political commentary: Parks And Recreation. Fortunately, Parks And Recreation creator Michael Schur is still around, and…