It's the race of 2012! No, we're not talking about Super Tuesday, because over at PaleyFest yesterday, everyone was talking about another election: Leslie Knope's on Parks and Recreation. Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, and other members of the cast attended the Parks and Recreation panel at PaleyFest, and we chatted with them about Leslie's campaign as they made their way inside. Check it out in PopSugar Rush!View Transcript »
Amy Poehler promises big changes on Parks and Recreation! Hi there, I'm Lauren Bradshaw. Check out our interview with Amy as she reveals how Leslie's campaign for office is going to effect the show in today's PopSugar Rush. AMY POEHLER: "Oh, huge changes, huge. The cool thing about the show is, we're not afraid to jump off a cliff, so win or lose, there will be big changes next year for sure." It's the race of 2012! No we're not talking about Super Tuesday, because over at Paley Fest yesterday, everyone was talking about another election: Leslie Knope's on Parks and Recreation. Star Amy Poehler teased big things to come, whatever the outcome, but does she think it's better for Leslie to win or lose? AMY POEHLER: I don't know what do you think? PopSugar editor Lindsay Miller was at the Parks and Recreation Paley Fest panel, and chatted with Leslie and her costars Retta and Chris Pratt as they made their way inside. LINDSAY MILLER: Chris's character has been serving as Leslie's security for the campaign and he told us that before the season is out, he'll have a chance to protect her. CHRIS PRATT: There is somebody who deserves an ass-whooping and Andy is focused and determined to give them the ass-whooping. LINDSAY MILLER: The writer and director told us a few of the obstacles that will be ahead as Leslie continues her campaign. DAN GOOR, DEAN HOLLAND: She continues to face adversity, and in a very Leslie-ish way, she pulls her team together and fights on. As for the results of Leslie's race, they revealed that they actually filmed two endings to the finale — one in which Leslie wins the election and one in which she loses — just to throw people off. So where does that leave Ben? If Chris has his way, Ben will stay right where he is, living with Andy and April. CHRIS PRATT: I hope he stays with us. LINDSAY: Really? CHRIS PRATT: Yeah, otherwise, who's going to get the bills paid and make sure the cable bill's paid, and you know, clean up and stuff like that. CHRIS PRATT: I don't want to give it away, but there is an answer to that question, what exactly will be his fate and coming up in the finale, you're going to find that out. Among the other spoilers we learned, Chris says his real-life wife Ana Faris may come on the show if they have a fifth season, and get ready Treat Yo Self fans, because we'll be seeing more of Tom and Donna as a team. Tom and Donna: "Treat yo self 2011!" RETTA: "There's an episode coming up with Mike O'Malley, where Tom kind of has Donna's back." As for Amy, she says her favorite scenes on the show are . . . AMY POEHLER: "Any scene where I'm lying down or in bed." Parks and Recreation airs Thursdays nights at 8:30pm on NBC.