The "Parks and Recreation" cast and exec producer Michael Schur chatted up insight of what goes into the making of their NBC series Tuesday night at Paleyfest, but it was an imaginary series that might've gotten the most laughs.
Schur explained that Adam Scott has been leading an underground charge to have thesps involved in the 2003 imaginary series “Philly Justice" (with accompanying photo).
Scott, when not in front of the camera as Amy Poehler’s love interest and campaign manager Ben Wyatt, spends much of his time trying to figure out the call sheet of the make-believe show about the Philadelphia legal justice system. In addition to Scott and Poehler, other "Parks" thesps to topline "Justice" are Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn and Rashida Jones.
But let’s get back to reality. Audience at the Saban Theatre in BevHills got treated to this week's episode, the Nick Offerman-written "Lucky," about an ill-fated interview Leslie Knope does with a vermin-like TV reporter, played by Sean Hayes.
-- Schur is "cautiously optimistic" the show will be renewed by NBC for next season, but is still waiting to hear.
-- Two endings have been shot to see if Leslie wins or loses the election for city council. One reason was to give the writers options and the other was to baffle bloggers who might want to give away the scoop.
Said Poehler: "I won’t tell you because I know. It was really touching and moving to do both the acceptance and concession speeches as Leslie. Acceptance and concession speeches are the same until the end."
-- Retta is an obsessed "Twilight" fan.
-- Chris Pratt wanted to be a stuntman growing up and enjoys the physicality of the role, often to the point of possibly hurting himself.