Primetime Picks… 4/30/20

Apr 30 Posted by in Features | Comments

Tonight NBC is reuniting the cast of Parks and Recreation for a special hour of TV. The series originally ran on the network from 2009-15, and featured an amazing cast, including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta.

Tonight’s event begins with The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation, a half-hour special that looks back on some of the show’s most iconic moments over its seven seasons, as well as some fun behind-the-scenes stories from the cast. This will be followed by the all-new A Parks and Recreation Special, a brand new episode of the series that was filmed by the actors at their homes during this time of isolation. The producers have stated that all of the original characters from the series will return as well as several guest stars from the Pawnee universe. When the series ended, it was sad to say goodbye to these quirky characters, but I am so excited that we’ll get to take this trip back to Pawnee to get an update on Leslie Knope and the gang. This show always made me laugh and I am really looking forward to this new episode—I am especially interested to see if/how they work in the fact that Chris Pratt has become a major film star since he initially took on the role of the dim-witted, out-of-shape Andy Dwyer!

In tonight’s special, “A Parks and Recreation Special”, Leslie Knope connects with her friends from the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department—Ron Swanson, Andy Dwyer, April Ludgate, Ben Wyatt, Tom Haverford, Donna Meagle, Ann Perkins, Chris Traeger and more—to check in during a challenging time.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Young Sheldon, Council of Dads, Top Chef, and Tacoma FD.

For additional suggestions on what to check out tonight, including the season finale of Last Man Standing and a new episode of Young Sheldon, check out the If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/30/20 post at