Posts Tagged ‘Rashida Jones’

Untitled Amy Poehler Comedy Project Gets a Premise

Posted by KAT in 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, The Office

January 16th, 2009, 02:47 PM

Did everyone watch Thursday’s The Office / 30 Rock powerblock last night?  Kinda snoozy, no?  Neither a stand-out episode, if you ask me.

In any case, still love ‘em, and sure am glad both have been renewed for the 2009-2010 season on NBC.  Sarah Palin totally saved 30 Rock, y’all.  Thanks, S.P!!!

Amy PoehlerBut ANYWAY!  Exciting news this week related to the NBC powerblock!  The premise of Untitled Amy Poehler Comedy Project has been revealed!

What was originally to be a spin-off of The Office but then wasn’t, Untitled Amy Poehler Comedy Project will be filmed in the same mockumentary style, but set in the wacky world of local government rather than an office.

Poehler will play Leslie Knope, a “mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana” who teams up with a local nurse (Rashida Jones from - what else? - The Office) to get a construction pit turned into a park.  Along the way, she butts heads with a town official played by Aziz Ansari of Human Giant and Scrubs.

Still no title, howevs.  I’m sorta hoping they go with Untitled Amy Poehler Comedy Project, though.  I don’t like change.

Thoughts?  Doesn’t sound all that exciting to me, though I’m extremely willing to be proven wrong.  I’m a big fan of Amy Poehler, particularly her one-legged reality show contestant character Amber on Saturday Night Live.

Peep this and never be the same again:

Happy Friday!

I’m outtie, nerds!  Jealous?

10 Things Amy Poehler Hates About Cougars

Posted by KAT in 10 Things I Hate About You, Cougars, The Office

November 20th, 2008, 03:54 PM

OMG, you guys!  Hot new showz alert!  Three of ‘em!

Untitled Amy Poehler Comedy Project!

More info on Untitled Amy Poehler Comedy Project!  As we all know, the talented Miss Poehler is bouncing out on Saturday Night Live to be a baby mama and star in her own sitcom.  The sitcom was orig supposed to be a spin-off of The Office but then they nixed that idea and unspun it into its own thing, detes totally undisclosed and TBD.

Rashida JonesUpdate! It’s been announced that Rashida Jones, a.k.a. Karen in seas 3 of The Office will be joining the cast of the unspun Untitled Amy Poehler Comedy Project as a nurse named Ann.  The show is set to be exec produced and written by same folks as The Office.

Cool non-Office spin-off, Amy Poehler!  Where’s it going to be set?  In an OFFICE?!?!

Heh.  JK.

10 Things I Hate About You: The TV Series!

OMG!  My heart has been racing since I heard this news.  10 Things I Hate About You (1999) will be spun into an ABC Family sitcom!

As someone with a PhD in teen movies, this is one of my all-time faves.  A tale of two sisters!  If there’s anything to know about me, it’s that I’m the mainstream, uptight (but like seriously cute as a button and totes popular) counterpart to the free-spirited intellectual hot girl thing my big sis has got going on.

Ethan PeckAlso exciting: in the role of Patrick Verona is Ethan Peck, Gregory Peck’s grandson and my bf’s brother’s college roommate.  I’m literally like one degree and a stolen phone number away from drinking too much wine and calling Ethan to advise him on how to work this out.  Ethan’s got some big ole shoes to fill, after all.  Heath Ledger like, BECAME Patrick Verona in the film.  Do I smell posthumous Oscar?

So many questions.  Will they make Ethan act vaguely Australian in the role?  And will this show be good?  Or barfy, like Clueless: The TV Series?

Either way, can’t wait!

Cougar: The Reality Show!

CougarReally, producers of The Bachelor?  You’re really casting a reality show about cougars?  Are you seriously looking for single men who love “a more mature woman”?  You’re seriously going through with this?

But really.  ANOTHER cougar project?  We’re still doing this?  Can we talk about something else?  Maybe we do a different show instead?  How ’bout it?  Maybe we spin another movie off, eh?  How about Good Will Hunting: The TV Series?

Excitement, people!!!

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