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- COMMUNITY BODY-SWAPS TROY AND ABED. Though the dynamic duo with the best not-actually-filmed morning show around have hit some relationship snags what with the Darkest Timeline, Troy (Donald Glover) joining the A.C. Repair school and starting to date Britta (Gillian Jacob), and Abed (Danny Pudi) bonding with a new Inspector Spacetime fanboy he met online, Greendale and other fellow Human Beings are about to see them get closer than ever-- with a body-swapping episode not unlike Freaky Friday. The guys will have to see how the other side lives, all while having comic misadventures, of course, courtesy of Oscar winning co-star Jim Rash, who penned the special episode.
"I wrote the episode-- I think it's [airing] in late April," Rash told us at PaleyFest. "It was a great experience. I was in the writers room for a couple of weeks, and it was stressful because I wanted to do right by the show."
Though Rash admitted he's not featured too heavily on-screen in the episode, focusing instead that week on working with the cast and director behind-the-scenes, he did manage to sneak in a shirtless scene for himself.
- NASHVILLE TOOK ONE STEP FORWARD WITH SCARLETT AND GUNNAR BUT NOW WILL TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK. Though it was the kiss heard 'round the internet as Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Scarlett (Clare Bowen) finally hooked up on ABC's Nashville, it couldn't have come at a worse time. Yes, both may have real feelings for each other, but Gunnar is grieving for the brother that just came back into his life. In the light of the next morning (after sleeping together), Gunnar will begin to pull away from Scarlett, even going so far as to tell her that their one-night doesn't have to be more than that.
"It's not so much a moment of regret [but] a moment of questioning what just happened, what did we just do?" Executive Producer Dee Johnson told us at PaleyFest. "They're in totally different emotional places right now. With the death of Gunnar's brother, it's not optimal for being in a relationship. He's dealing with a lot of guilt, and he's going a bit down a darker path, but he's also pouring some of his emotions into songwriting, and in that, he and Scarlett are still pushing forward, trying to make things work."
- PARKS AND RECREATION CREATES A LESLIE/RON PORN PARODY. When Pawnee's local video store (that only likes to screen esoteric art films) announces it will have to close up shop (you know, because you can just watch any movie you want on your phone at any time-- as one particularly annoying towns person likes to constantly point out), Leslie (Amy Poehler) takes it upon herself as part of the City Council to make the store a historic landmark so it can stay open. Naturally this causes a lot of cries for other potential landmark options, but she flies through them with no problems at all. Until, that is, she gets to the celebration for the store to see that its owner (guest star Jason Schwartzman) really took to heart what she said about "giving the people what they want" so he could turn a real profit. What do the good people of Pawnee, Indiana on NBC's Parks and Recreation want? Porn, of course! The store becomes an adult film store, and the newest item on the shelves just happens to be a retelling of the events that allowed them to stay open-- a porn retelling, of course. We bet you can guess which famous Pawnee porn star plays Leslie in the film, but you may be surprised to see how Ron-- err, Dong Swanson is cast.
- HAPPY ENDINGS PAYS HOMAGE TO ROMEO AND JULIET. Max (Adam Pally) has been unlucky in love this third season on ABC's Happy Endings, and things are about to get a bit more tragic for him. He finally falls for a guy, only to learn the guy is the son of Dave's (Zachary Knighton) rival in the food truck world. The episode is entitled "Bros Before Bros" (currently scheduled to air on April 5), and things get heated because Dave's food truck was recently stolen, and he forbids Max from seeing this guy (played by Alex Quijano).
Though, to be fair, at least it wasn't Max's fault the truck was stolen-- it was actually Penny's (Casey Wilson)!
"They did things to that truck that I can’t believe you can do to a food truck. At one point it’s up on end in the street," Knighton justified Dave's reaction when we were on set in Los Angeles.
Pally doesn't want fans to get too excited for Max, though. Even if his friends can accept this new guy in the end, it may turn out that Max can't full accept him. "I don’t see Max as the type to be dating a Brazilian guy who doesn’t know anything about baseball!" Pally laughed, noting that this relationship is a one-episode stand sort of deal.
- SETH GREEN GUEST STARS ON MEN AT WORK, NICKNAMES DANNY MASTERSON AFTER ONE OF THE MUPPETS. The second episode of the second season of TBS' Men At Work ("Will Work for Milo," airing on April 11 2013) features guest star Seth Green as a homeless man with whom Milo (Danny Masterson) comes into contact at a subway newsstand. Though you might think the two would hit it off-- or at least bond over their similar looks (both are rocking the scruffy ginger beard, though Milo's is significantly cleaner)-- Milo very quickly becomes his new, top sworn enemy after refusing to buy the guy porn and cigarettes in addition to some food. The rivalry goes so far that Green's character writes a few new acoustic numbers about it. The character isn't set to recur, though we certainly hope at least his nickname for Milo manages to stick for future episodes. We may be a sucker for anything The Muppets, but calling Milo "Fozzie Bear" is just plain perfect. As Tyler (Michael Cassidy) says it himself, "How have we never thought to call you [that]!?" We were asking the same question...
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