TV Critics Rally Around TCA Chief Dan Fienberg After Aunt Killed In Synagogue Shooting

TV Critics Association, whose President Dan Fienberg lost an aunt in last week’s Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, sent suggestions how to make contributions to survivors and victims’ family members.
As Joyce Fienberg’s funeral began today, th…

TV Critics Association, whose President Dan Fienberg lost an aunt in last week's Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, sent suggestions how to make contributions to survivors and victims’ family members. As Joyce Fienberg’s funeral began today, the organization of TV critics, journalists and bloggers sent a note to members: “As you likely know by now…Dan Fienberg’s aunt, Joyce Fienberg, was one of the 11 people tragically gunned down last week at the Tree of Life synagogue in…

Future ‘Batman’ Director Matt Reeves Says Jekyll and Hyde Is an Inspiration for His Planned Film

Who is Bruce Wayne, really? Reeves says his film won’t have an easy answer to that question.

When it comes to the character of Batman, there’s a fascinating dichotomy in play: the question of identity. Is the man behind the mask Bruce Wayne, or, in his heart, does he think of himself as Batman? Yes, this debate also happens in connection to Superman, but that’s clearly a different dynamic, and yes, it’s also been addressed in previous Batman-related media, such as this scene from the animated series “Batman Beyond”:

It’s a complicated question, and one that director Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield,” “War for the Planet of the Apes”) has, understandably, spent quite some time thinking about.

Reeves is slated to direct the next “Batman” film, currently set to return DCEU star Ben Affleck as the role of the Caped Crusader, and is also a producer on the upcoming Mark-Paul Gosselaar-starring genre drama “The Passage,” premiering soon on Fox.

IndieWire, at the Television Critics Association press tour, asked Reeves what he thought when it came to Batman’s identity — specifically, is the real person is Batman, or is the real person Bruce Wayne?

“Gosh, that’s a tough question,” he said. “I think that it’s interesting, because one of the things that I’ve found interesting, just as we’re working on the story, is looking back at Jekyll and Hyde, and the idea of your shadow-self, and the idea of, we are all multiple things. It’s different aspects of who we are, and I think there are times when maybe the surface of Bruce is not really who he is, but that’s his disguise. There are times when Batman’s the disguise, but there are times when his true essence comes out, because by being veiled, a kind of instinctual side comes out that’s very pure.”

He added, “It’s not an easy question to answer, in that I think that we are all made up of so many different aspects of ourselves that make the whole. I don’t know if you could ever reduce anyone to one part of what they express. That’s what’s fun about his character, is that there’s a very bright light that shines on his shadow side. The idea of all of that is incredibly exciting. It’s part of what makes it fun for me to work on.”

Following the release of “Justice League,” the next “Batman” film is currently set to start shooting in early 2019.

Facebook Hazed, Kelly Kahl Singed, John Oliver Jests, Donald Trump Looms At TCA

Facebook made its TCA debut in hopes of talking up Facebook Watch, but wound up swatting at questions about its distribution of conspiracy peddler InfoWars. Netflix and Amazon returned to the semi-annual TV confab after being MIA for two years.
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10 Key Moments From Summer TCA: Leslie Moonves, LeBron James and Bobby Brown

The Television Critics Association summer press tour ended on Wednesday, with NBC the last network to present. The tour came as massive shifts are affecting the media business at the highest levels. Here, Variety looks at the key moments from TCA&#8217…

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Bravo’s ‘Dirty John’ Series Won’t Follow ‘Walking Dead’s Path – TCA

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‘This Is Us’ Season 3 Will Spend ‘A Lot of Time’ in Vietnam to Dive Into Jack’s History

TCA: The hit NBC drama has also hired Tim O’Brien as a consultant for the sensitive storyline.

It’s been over 40 years since the end of the conflict with Vietnam, but as many recent TV series — from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War” documentary to OWN’s “Queen Sugar” — the legacy of that time still has lasting repercussions in America. “This Is Us” will delve into that story through its characters in the upcoming third season.

When the show picks up, it will be the Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kate (Chrissy Metz), and Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) 38th birthday, showrunner Isaac Aptaker revealed at the NBC panel during Wednesday’s Television Critics Association press tour. And as teased in the last season finale, Kevin will be on a plane with Zoe (Melanie Liburd), bound for Vietnam.

The trip holds significance for the Pearsons since patriarch Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and his brother Nicky served in Vietnam. Jack alluded to losing Nicky in the war, but as with anything “This Is Us,” that may be misleading.

“We are going to be spending a lot of time in Vietnam,” Aptaker said, adding that the show has been working with “The Things They Carried” author and Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien for the sensitive storylines.

“We’ve hired Tim O’Brien, one of the premier novelists and a veteran himself, to come consult in our writers’ room — because many of us weren’t actually alive during Vietnam,” he added. “We wanted that authority there to really get the story right. He’s been wonderful. He spent a week with us and just shared so much of his experience. Going back to how our show is best when it comes from someone’s life story, we took so much from Tim and his life. He’s actually co-writing, with [series creator] Dan Fogelman, an early episode that really dives into Jack’s history there.”

“It’s exciting for us. There’s something very freeing about moving past the mystery of Jack’s death and moving into this new chapter and getting to tell a whole completely different kind of story,” said showrunner Elizabeth Berger. “It’s different than anything that any of our writers have done on the first two years, so sort of to be all of a sudden immersed in the Vietnam War, we think it’s going to be really special and really different.”

The mystery of Uncle Nicky looms large of the season already. Although Jack had hinted that Nicky had died there, the show is known for a twist or two. As for who would play Nicky in flashbacks, Aptaker remained mum and said, “I can’t tell you who we’ve cast as Nicky just yet.”

Berger added that while Season 2 allowed the family to grieve and process their loss of Jack deeper, Season 3 will be more hopeful and move to “new beginnings for everybody.”

“This Is Us” returns for its third season on Sept. 25 on NBC.

Amy Poehler On Potential ‘Parks And Rec’ Reunion, NRA’s Use Of Leslie Knope & ‘SNL’ In Trump Era – TCA

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‘This Is Us’ Season 3 Is Going to Spend ‘A Lot of Time in Vietnam’ With Jack and His Brother

“This Is Us” is planning on jerking your tears in a whole new way with Season 3, as a good chunk of its time will be spent in Vietnam, co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker said during the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday.

But if you hadn’t already guessed that Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and his little brother Nicky’s story during the war was going to be a big part of the season, you clearly weren’t paying attention to the picture of the Pearson bros that Kevin (Justin Hartley) was looking at in the Season 2 finale — or the fact he was on his way to Vietnam.

“I can’t tell you who’ve cast to play Nicky just yet  — but, yes, we are going to be spending a lot of our time in Vietnam,” Aptaker said when asked who is playing the latest addition to the Pearson family. But Aptaker says he “can’t say” exactly how many episodes Jack’s little brother will be in.

Also Read: ‘This Is Us’ Creator Says Season 2 Finale Flash-Forward Is as Far Into the Future as We’re Going

Fellow co-showrunner Elizabeth Berger added that the new storyline is “very exciting.”

“There is something very freeing about getting past Jack’s death and getting to tell just a whole completely different kind of story,” Berger said. “It’s sort of different than anything our writers have done in the first two years, so to be all of a sudden be immersed in the Vietnam War, we think it’s going to be really special and really different.”

Aptaker also revealed that like seasons past, the upcoming third installment will begin with a very special day in the Big Three’s — Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Kevin — life.

Also Read: ‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Teases the First Scene of Season 3 (Photo)

“We’ve done in our first two years, we’ve picked up on our Big Three’s birthday, so we sort of like that,” Aptaker said. “In a show that plays with time so much, there is something very nice and grounds everyone. So we are picking up with everyone turning 38. In terms of stories, we teased a lot of where we’re going with our season last year. Sort of when you saw Kevin going on you know an airplane with Beth’s cousin Zooey to Vietnam. We saw Toby in the throes of a depressive episode. And our storylines are going to catch up to all those moments over the course of this year.”

While creator and co-showrunner Dan Fogelman isn’t giving away a ton ahead of the Season 3 premiere either, he did tell Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that the future flashback is part of their endgame.

“I don’t imagine us going past this time period in the future so in terms of a timeline, this is our ending timeline,” Fogelman said. “But we may have other past timelines we’re going to introduce in the course of the series, and also other future storylines that we might introduce as well.”

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Fogelman promised EW that Season 3 is going to be a little lighter — but, you know, it’s still “This Is Us,” so.

“There’s humor and love and levity after a very heavy season which I always like when we do,”  he said. “And then… some wallops. It’s our most ambitious season. It’s going to pack a great deal of emotion, and the storylines are going to surprise people.”

“This Is Us” Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c on NBC.

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“This Is Us” is planning on jerking your tears in a whole new way with Season 3, as a good chunk of its time will be spent in Vietnam, co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker said during the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday.

But if you hadn’t already guessed that Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and his little brother Nicky’s story during the war was going to be a big part of the season, you clearly weren’t paying attention to the picture of the Pearson bros that Kevin (Justin Hartley) was looking at in the Season 2 finale — or the fact he was on his way to Vietnam.

“I can’t tell you who’ve cast to play Nicky just yet  — but, yes, we are going to be spending a lot of our time in Vietnam,” Aptaker said when asked who is playing the latest addition to the Pearson family. But Aptaker says he “can’t say” exactly how many episodes Jack’s little brother will be in.

Fellow co-showrunner Elizabeth Berger added that the new storyline is “very exciting.”

“There is something very freeing about getting past Jack’s death and getting to tell just a whole completely different kind of story,” Berger said. “It’s sort of different than anything our writers have done in the first two years, so to be all of a sudden be immersed in the Vietnam War, we think it’s going to be really special and really different.”

Aptaker also revealed that like seasons past, the upcoming third installment will begin with a very special day in the Big Three’s — Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Kevin — life.

“We’ve done in our first two years, we’ve picked up on our Big Three’s birthday, so we sort of like that,” Aptaker said. “In a show that plays with time so much, there is something very nice and grounds everyone. So we are picking up with everyone turning 38. In terms of stories, we teased a lot of where we’re going with our season last year. Sort of when you saw Kevin going on you know an airplane with Beth’s cousin Zooey to Vietnam. We saw Toby in the throes of a depressive episode. And our storylines are going to catch up to all those moments over the course of this year.”

While creator and co-showrunner Dan Fogelman isn’t giving away a ton ahead of the Season 3 premiere either, he did tell Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that the future flashback is part of their endgame.

“I don’t imagine us going past this time period in the future so in terms of a timeline, this is our ending timeline,” Fogelman said. “But we may have other past timelines we’re going to introduce in the course of the series, and also other future storylines that we might introduce as well.”

Fogelman promised EW that Season 3 is going to be a little lighter — but, you know, it’s still “This Is Us,” so.

“There’s humor and love and levity after a very heavy season which I always like when we do,”  he said. “And then… some wallops. It’s our most ambitious season. It’s going to pack a great deal of emotion, and the storylines are going to surprise people.”

“This Is Us” Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c on NBC.

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The Pontiac Bandit Rides Again! Dan Goor Says Craig Robinson Will Return to ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Ladies and gentlemen, start your (Pontiac) engines! Doug Judy (Craig Robinson) — a.k.a. the Pontiac Bandit — will return to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for Season 6. In case you haven’t heard, this one will be on NBC.

“We are — we’ve only broken through the first six — err, we’ve only broken the beginning of the season, I shouldn’t say exactly,” Goor told TheWrap when we asked about more Doug Judy. “But I can say that Craig Robinson, I believe he’ll be back. Probably for one episode.”

“No, we’ve not seen the last of Doug Judy,” he said a moment later. “Craig will almost definitely be back.”

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But what about Adrian Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas), our other favorite guest star?

“I’m always a big fan of seeing Pimento,” Goor said. “I think he’s a big part of the family.”

In case those two don’t float your (police) boat, Goor also told reporters that they’re in talks to bring back Gina Rodriguez, and that Kevin Cozner (Marc Evan Jackson) will “definitely” return.

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Season 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will premiere on NBC in midseason. It was picked up by the home to “The Good Place” roughly 24 hours after Fox canceled the critically beloved comedy.

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your (Pontiac) engines! Doug Judy (Craig Robinson) — a.k.a. the Pontiac Bandit — will return to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for Season 6. In case you haven’t heard, this one will be on NBC.

“We are — we’ve only broken through the first six — err, we’ve only broken the beginning of the season, I shouldn’t say exactly,” Goor told TheWrap when we asked about more Doug Judy. “But I can say that Craig Robinson, I believe he’ll be back. Probably for one episode.”

“No, we’ve not seen the last of Doug Judy,” he said a moment later. “Craig will almost definitely be back.”

But what about Adrian Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas), our other favorite guest star?

“I’m always a big fan of seeing Pimento,” Goor said. “I think he’s a big part of the family.”

In case those two don’t float your (police) boat, Goor also told reporters that they’re in talks to bring back Gina Rodriguez, and that Kevin Cozner (Marc Evan Jackson) will “definitely” return.

Season 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will premiere on NBC in midseason. It was picked up by the home to “The Good Place” roughly 24 hours after Fox canceled the critically beloved comedy.

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‘I Feel Bad’ EP Aseem Batra On Working In Male-Dominated TV Writers Rooms – TCA

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Hopes To Tackle #MeToo As Terry Crews Celebrates “Summer Of Freedom” – TCA

“I like to call it the Summer of Freedom,” Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews said during the NBC show’s panel at TCA, when asked about having come forward with his own report of having been sexually harassed in Hollywood.
Crews famo…

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ on NBC Will Have ‘No Substantive Changes,’ Showrunner Dan Goor Says

Keep it together, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” fans — almost nothing about your favorite sitcom is changing for the upcoming season. Save that whole new network thing, that is.

When asked Wednesday by a reporter if the show’s first season on NBC will be exactly what we would have gotten had it continued on Fox, showrunner Dan Goor said the following: “I think you’re giving us an immense amount of credit to think that we’ve planned a whole season in advance. But yes, it is– the mandate from NBC… has been, ‘We know this show, we love this show, that’s why we picked up this show, please keep making the same show.’”

“There are no substantive changes in terms of our approach to the show or anything else,” he added.

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Later during his panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, Goor listed the ways “Brooklyn” would be “better” on NBC than Fox, something he joked about earlier with the journalists in the room.

Here’s what fans can expect in terms of improvements: “It will be funnier, more heartfelt, better guest stars, more everything, longer, shorter,” Goor quipped.

Pretty comprehensive list.

Season 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will premiere on NBC in midseason. It was picked up by the home to “The Good Place” roughly 24 hours after Fox canceled the critically beloved comedy.

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Keep it together, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” fans — almost nothing about your favorite sitcom is changing for the upcoming season. Save that whole new network thing, that is.

When asked Wednesday by a reporter if the show’s first season on NBC will be exactly what we would have gotten had it continued on Fox, showrunner Dan Goor said the following: “I think you’re giving us an immense amount of credit to think that we’ve planned a whole season in advance. But yes, it is– the mandate from NBC… has been, ‘We know this show, we love this show, that’s why we picked up this show, please keep making the same show.'”

“There are no substantive changes in terms of our approach to the show or anything else,” he added.

Later during his panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, Goor listed the ways “Brooklyn” would be “better” on NBC than Fox, something he joked about earlier with the journalists in the room.

Here’s what fans can expect in terms of improvements: “It will be funnier, more heartfelt, better guest stars, more everything, longer, shorter,” Goor quipped.

Pretty comprehensive list.

Season 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will premiere on NBC in midseason. It was picked up by the home to “The Good Place” roughly 24 hours after Fox canceled the critically beloved comedy.

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‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ Writers Are ‘Actively Talking About’ a #MeToo Episode

When “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” returns for its sixth season next year, executive producer Dan Goor says the now-NBC comedy is considering doing an episode about the #MeToo movement.

“I can’t make a promise, but we’re really interested in trying to do a #MeToo storyline,” Goor said during the show’s TCA panel on Wednesday. “It’s something that we’re actively talking about in the writers room.”

During its five seasons on Fox, the cop comedy hasn’t shied away from tackling more serious subject matter, with episodes about racism and racial profiling, sexuality and active shooter situations.

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“We’re not going to do it unless we feel that we have the right take that is doing it justice,” said Andy Samberg.

Terry Crews, who has accused WME agent Adam Venit of groping his genitals at a Hollywood party in 2016, said the #MeToo movement is making Hollywood safer. “I feel like this is gonna be a new day, and now the town will be safer for my wife, for my son and for my daughter.”

Samberg, who plays Jake Peralta, explained that the “Moo Moo” episode in season 4 that focused on racial profiling, “took a really long time to be written in a way where everyone was like yes, this is how the show wants to do this.”

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In the episode, Sgt. Terry Jeffords (Crews) files a complaint against a fellow police officer after he’s stopped while he was off-duty walking around in his own neighborhood. Much of the episode features Jeffords arguing with Cpt. Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) over how to best handle the situation as African-American police officers and the idea of not wanting to be seen as “troublemakers.”

Even if they don’t figure out a #MeToo storyline that works within the show, Goor said that “‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine” would continue to do topical episodes, including more about Rosa Diaz’s (Stephanie Beatriz) bi-sexuality and her coming out to her parents.

“They’re really hard to do, but we’ve been very happy with the way they’ve turned out,” said Goor. “Our challenge is always to make them still feel really true to the show, feel funny, but at the same time give weight to the issue and to really explore it in a fair way.”

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When “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” returns for its sixth season next year, executive producer Dan Goor says the now-NBC comedy is considering doing an episode about the #MeToo movement.

“I can’t make a promise, but we’re really interested in trying to do a #MeToo storyline,” Goor said during the show’s TCA panel on Wednesday. “It’s something that we’re actively talking about in the writers room.”

During its five seasons on Fox, the cop comedy hasn’t shied away from tackling more serious subject matter, with episodes about racism and racial profiling, sexuality and active shooter situations.

“We’re not going to do it unless we feel that we have the right take that is doing it justice,” said Andy Samberg.

Terry Crews, who has accused WME agent Adam Venit of groping his genitals at a Hollywood party in 2016, said the #MeToo movement is making Hollywood safer. “I feel like this is gonna be a new day, and now the town will be safer for my wife, for my son and for my daughter.”

Samberg, who plays Jake Peralta, explained that the “Moo Moo” episode in season 4 that focused on racial profiling, “took a really long time to be written in a way where everyone was like yes, this is how the show wants to do this.”

In the episode, Sgt. Terry Jeffords (Crews) files a complaint against a fellow police officer after he’s stopped while he was off-duty walking around in his own neighborhood. Much of the episode features Jeffords arguing with Cpt. Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) over how to best handle the situation as African-American police officers and the idea of not wanting to be seen as “troublemakers.”

Even if they don’t figure out a #MeToo storyline that works within the show, Goor said that “‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine” would continue to do topical episodes, including more about Rosa Diaz’s (Stephanie Beatriz) bi-sexuality and her coming out to her parents.

“They’re really hard to do, but we’ve been very happy with the way they’ve turned out,” said Goor. “Our challenge is always to make them still feel really true to the show, feel funny, but at the same time give weight to the issue and to really explore it in a fair way.”

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Amy Poehler Says She’s ‘Technically Available’ for a ‘Parks and Rec’ Reunion

OK, brace yourselves, because Amy Poehler is “tech available” (industry term for an actor being “technically available” for a project if nothing else comes along) for a “Parks and Recreation” reunion. But don’t get too excited because she has “no idea” when you’d see that revival.

“Yeah, any time!” Poehler told reporters while promoting “I Feel Bad” during the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday when asked — again — if she’s open to reuniting the cast of the NBC comedy. “I’m avail. I’m tech avail.”

However, when TheWrap asked what a realistic timeline would look like for a reunion — seeing as almost every “Parks and Rec” alum is incredibly busy, including her — she said, “Oh, God, I have no idea.”

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“But, you know, everybody has my number,” Poehler said, adding that she and co-star Nick Offerman are still working together, so that’s kind of a mini-reunion.

“We’ve got two [shows],” Poehler said. “We just have to convince everybody else to come on board.”

“We all, it’s kind of common knowledge but we all have a text chain and we talk to each other almost every day, so you know I think everybody would be excited to do some version of it,” she added. “Hopefully on ice!”

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“Oh, well I don’t know. I mean, Mike Schur is one of my favorite people ever. Kristen Bell is divine on that show. One of my sister wives Maya Rudolph was just on it. So, that’s a huge, amazing cast there. So I love that show.”

Buzz about a “Parks and Rec” reunion began back in May when Poehler and Offerman told Ellen Degeneres that they would “absolutely” come back together for a look into the lives of our favorite residents of Pawnee, Indiana.

“I’ll speak for everybody and say we would all do it,” Poehler said. “I think we’d all do it someday. It would be amazing.”

Also Read: ‘Parks and Rec’ Reunion: Amy Poehler Says ‘We Would All Do It’ (Video)

After Amy made the reunion seem like a real possibility, other alums of the Mike Schur comedy started getting asked about their thoughts on a reunion — and, as Poehler predicted, they were all on board.

Ben Schwartz (who played Jean Ralphio) told TheWrap he “would do it in a second.” “Are you crazy?” he said during the TCA panel for his Nickelodeon show “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles” last month. And Chris Pratt (who played Andy Dwyer) said he is also down to team up again, saying “as long as I’m in town, yeah, I’ll do it.”

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Ben Schwartz Is Also Down for a ‘Parks and Rec’ Reunion: ‘I Would Do It in a Second, Are You Crazy?’

Chris Pratt Is Down for a ‘Parks and Rec’ Reboot: ‘If I’m in Town, Yeah’

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‘Parks and Rec’ Reunion: Amy Poehler Says ‘We Would All Do It’ (Video)

OK, brace yourselves, because Amy Poehler is “tech available” (industry term for an actor being “technically available” for a project if nothing else comes along) for a “Parks and Recreation” reunion. But don’t get too excited because she has “no idea” when you’d see that revival.

“Yeah, any time!” Poehler told reporters while promoting “I Feel Bad” during the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday when asked — again — if she’s open to reuniting the cast of the NBC comedy. “I’m avail. I’m tech avail.”

However, when TheWrap asked what a realistic timeline would look like for a reunion — seeing as almost every “Parks and Rec” alum is incredibly busy, including her — she said, “Oh, God, I have no idea.”

“But, you know, everybody has my number,” Poehler said, adding that she and co-star Nick Offerman are still working together, so that’s kind of a mini-reunion.

“We’ve got two [shows],” Poehler said. “We just have to convince everybody else to come on board.”

“We all, it’s kind of common knowledge but we all have a text chain and we talk to each other almost every day, so you know I think everybody would be excited to do some version of it,” she added. “Hopefully on ice!”

“Oh, well I don’t know. I mean, Mike Schur is one of my favorite people ever. Kristen Bell is divine on that show. One of my sister wives Maya Rudolph was just on it. So, that’s a huge, amazing cast there. So I love that show.”

Buzz about a “Parks and Rec” reunion began back in May when Poehler and Offerman told Ellen Degeneres that they would “absolutely” come back together for a look into the lives of our favorite residents of Pawnee, Indiana.

“I’ll speak for everybody and say we would all do it,” Poehler said. “I think we’d all do it someday. It would be amazing.”

After Amy made the reunion seem like a real possibility, other alums of the Mike Schur comedy started getting asked about their thoughts on a reunion — and, as Poehler predicted, they were all on board.

Ben Schwartz (who played Jean Ralphio) told TheWrap he “would do it in a second.” “Are you crazy?” he said during the TCA panel for his Nickelodeon show “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles” last month. And Chris Pratt (who played Andy Dwyer) said he is also down to team up again, saying “as long as I’m in town, yeah, I’ll do it.”

Related stories from TheWrap:

Ben Schwartz Is Also Down for a 'Parks and Rec' Reunion: 'I Would Do It in a Second, Are You Crazy?'

Chris Pratt Is Down for a 'Parks and Rec' Reboot: 'If I'm in Town, Yeah'

Tina Fey Pitches a '30 Rock'-'Parks and Rec' Crossover Spinoff With Amy Poehler

'Parks and Rec' Reunion: Amy Poehler Says 'We Would All Do It' (Video)

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