TVLine Items: Jon Hamm Returns to Parks, TV Land Pulls Cosby and More

Parks Recreation Jon Hamm

Has Jon Hamm won back his job at Parks and Recreation?

The Mad Men actor will reprise his role as fired National Parks employee Ed during a Season 7 episode.

Hamm briefly appeared in the Season 6 finale when the show jumped ahead three years to reveal Leslie’s new workplace.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* TV Land has pulled repeats of The Cosby Show from its schedule following ongoing and new allegations of sexual assault by the entertainer, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (fka The Minority Report….) will premiere on Jan. 19 at 11:30/10:30c, our sister site Deadline reports.

* TBS will air the primetime special Conan To Go on Dec. 18 at 10 pm, featuring the host’s favorite remotes from the past four seasons.

* Chris Diamantopoulos (Episodes, The Office) will recur on Season 2 of HBO’s Silicon Valley as Russ Hanneman, a successful businessman who takes interest in Pied Piper, Deadline reports.

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10 Comments
  1. Carrie says:

    John Hamm was great on Parks. I am still a little worried about the time jump but i think it might work.

  2. Tran says:

    Leslie Knope & Don Draper? Pawnee is pure “madness”.

  3. Nick Kraft says:

    it is so stupid that all these networks are pulling Bill Cosby shows and specials. These are allegations and not verified or proven to be true. What happened to innocent till proven guilty?
    We as a country are becoming soft and too afraid to stand up for anyone.

    • Tom says:

      How about we as a country stand up for the women coming forward and not for the powerful man who allegedly raped them all? I’m all for innocent until proven guilty and I believe that time will tell whether these allegations prove to be true. But the networks are doing the right thing in separating themselves from Cosby at this time. Should these allegations prove to be false, I’m sure they’ll start airing repeats of his show again.

      • Kay L says:

        I completely agree with you, with the exception that that show is not just about Cosby. Yes, his name is in the title, but it is filled with wonderful characters played by actors who have done nothing wrong (presumably). They lose out because of unproven accusations against one man? Don’t get me wrong, I am all for standing up for women and being hesitant to support Cosby in any way right now, and I’m not even necessarily saying that they’re in the wrong for doing so, but it’s really unfair to the dozens of other actors, writers, producers, etc. This is true as well for the projects of his that were cancelled and have yet to air.

        • Tom says:

          Yeah I can definitely see your point there. Never thought about it like that. I think, too, that as public people, they too would want to disassociate with this whole mess as well. I can’t imagine any of their publicists not wanting to Olivia Pope this situation so they don’t need to answer questions in the public. Overall, I think TVLand made the right call.

      • AK says:

        Unfortunately, time probably won’t tell if these allegations are true or not – the statute of limitation has passed, so these cases aren’t likely to end up in a court of law. Unless one of these women produce indisputable evidence of Mr. Cosby’s guilt, Mr. Cosby confesses, or the women withdraw their allegations, it’ll always be a he-said-she-said situation.

        • HAP says:

          Totally agree. I do believe that Janice Dickinson just revealed that she had included her story in a memoir years ago, but Cosby’s lawyers started muscling her and the publisher.

  4. Rich Abey says:

    Jom Hamm will be back at Parks & Rec!! Though he had like 1/2 min screen time tops in the finale he still managed to make his character so intriguing…eager to see what he’s up to next!

  5. Joey Padron says:

    Good news Jon Hamm is coming back to Parks & Rec.