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[02/27/14 - 12:16 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama to Make Special Appearance on NBC's Critically Acclaimed Comedy "Parks and Recreation"
Mrs. Obama's scene was filmed in late February in Miami where she celebrated investments in healthier out-of-school programs as part of her "Let's Move" initiative.

[via press release from NBC]

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE ON NBC'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMEDY "PARKS AND RECREATION"

Appearance to Take Place on Comedy's Season Finale Episode Airing Thursday, April 24 (8-9 p.m. ET)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Feb. 27, 2014 - First Lady Michelle Obama is set to make a special cameo appearance on the season finale of NBC's critically acclaimed comedy "Parks and Recreation." The season six finale is set for Thursday, April 24 (8-9 p.m. ET).

Mrs. Obama's scene in the episode titled "Moving Up" was filmed in late February in Miami where she celebrated investments in healthier out-of-school programs as part of her "Let's Move" initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

The First Lady's appearance is not the first time real-world politics have interwoven with the "Parks and Recreation" storyline. National figures who have appeared on the series include Vice President Joe Biden, Arizona Sen. John McCain, California Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe.

"Parks and Recreation," which airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, centers on Leslie Knope, a proud civil servant in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind. The series stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Retta and Jim O'Heir.

"Parks and Recreation" is a production of Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television. Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, Howard Klein, David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Dean Holland serve as executive producers.

"Let's Move!" is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and can live up to their boundless potential. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices, providing healthier foods in our schools, ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active. More information can be found at www.letsmove.gov.

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[01/29/15 - 04:13 PM]
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Cast as a Series Regular on the CBS Summer Drama Series "Extant" for Season Two
Morgan will play JD Richter, a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter.

[01/29/15 - 04:07 PM]
Video: E! Unveils Super Bowl Spot for "The Royals"
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[01/29/15 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Fires Up February with All-New Episodes, Season Finales and Special Guest Stars
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[01/29/15 - 01:20 PM]
Video: First MTV Movie Awards Promo with Amy Schumer and Anna Kendrick
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[01/29/15 - 01:00 PM]
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[01/29/15 - 11:34 AM]
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Every Monday in February, once-in-a-lifetime musical performances will be created showcasing two artists paired up to form one unlikely supergroup.

[01/29/15 - 11:23 AM]
VH1 Moves "Mob Wives" and "Hindsight" to New Times on Wednesday Nights
Both series will now air one hour earlier at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c, respectively.

[01/29/15 - 10:35 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week - Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 13 of Last 14 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 10:12 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 10:00 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 09:50 AM]
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[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
The network's newcomer equals last week's series high among adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Captures Its Biggest Overall Audience for a Rebroadcast Since April 16, Its Second-Biggest to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/15 - 08:15 AM]
"Shark Week" Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5
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