‘Parks and Recreation’ preview

We interrupt your Office Season 5 DVD marathon viewing session with a preview of the new season of ‘Parks and Recreation,’ premiering on Sept. 17 (preceding ‘The Office’).

‘Parks and ‘Recreation’ is brought to you by The Office producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, and stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, and Aziz Ansari.

The girl’s got skillz.

My visit to the ‘Parks and Recreation’ set

Parks and Recreation

The Office executive producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur premiere their new show Parks and Recreation tonight. The pilot episode “follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. In an attempt to beautify her town, Leslie takes on what should be a fairly simple project: help local nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) turn an abandoned construction pit into a community park.”

I had an opportunity to visit the ‘Parks and Recreation’ set on Friday.

I visited a location shoot in the morning, and then hung out in the studio for the rest of the day, alternating between watching them shoot Episode #4 scenes on the first floor, and hanging out with the writers on the third floor. They even cleared off a desk for me so I could use my laptop throughout the day!

By the end of the day, I felt like I worked there. It would be so easy …

In any case, here are my random notes and photos from the day. Thank you Greg and Mike!

And remember to watch the ‘Parks and Recreation’ series premiere tonight, in between two new episodes of ‘The Office’!

On the ‘Parks and Recreation’ set

I’ll have limited Internet access for most of today.

That’s because I’m visiting the set of ‘Parks and Recreation’! Hello Greg! Hello Mike! Hello Amy! Hello dirty bra!

I’ll post a full Tally-style report next week, just in time for the PandR series premiere — the filling in a delicious comedy sandwich served between two new episodes of ‘The Office.’ :)

In the meantime, watch this clip of Amy Poehler’s visit to ‘The Tonight Show’ this week, including a funny talking head scene from PandR:

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Parks and Recreation

This post lists news about ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the new TV show being helmed by The Office’s Greg Daniels and Mike Schur and starring Amy Poehler. The show also stars Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, and Aubrey Plaza. The show is scheduled to premiere on NBC on April 9, 2009 at 8:30-9pm ET.

Latest updates

Here is a second promo of ‘Parks and Recreation.’

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