Full coverage: Mayor Pugh's 'Healthy Holly' books, UMMS board deals

The Shield (tv program)

'Parks and Recreation' facing changes and crossroads

'Parks and Recreation' facing changes and crossroads

On a scorching August day in Studio City, Metro buses screech down Ventura Boulevard stamped with NBC advertisements boasting its revamped Thursday block: "NBC's New Family of Comedies." Inside Stage 21 on the CBS Radford Studios, the "Parks and Recreation" cast — the well-tested denizens of said night — appear unfazed by the burden that brings.

Jim O'Heir, who plays clumsy Jerry, has his nose in the pages of People magazine, getting up to speed on reality tabloid star Kate Gosselin's whereabouts. When not scrolling through his phone, Aziz Ansari — a.k.a. the narcissistic and delusional Tom Haverford — can be heard blathering about his newfound obsession with...