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Kenya Barris' 'blackAF' Will Not Have A Season Two on Netflix - Find Out Why Here

#blackAF will not be returning to Netflix for season two – at least not as a series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is now being eyed as a film franchise instead.

Click inside to read more about what’s happening with the show now…More Here! »

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Rashida Jones Talks Losing Mom Peggy Lipton Months After Welcoming Son Isaiah

It’s been a very emotional past few years for Rashida Jones.

A few days before her 45th birthday on Thursday (February 25), the Parks & Rec actress opened up about what it was like losing her mom Peggy Lipton just a few short months after she welcomed her son Isaiah.

“This has been a very emotionally intense couple of years,” Rashida shared with NPR. “… It was sort of like back-to-back-to-back-to-back, just wrenching, pulling my heart in all different directions. … I was in grief-shock. I don’t even know if that’s a word, but I was just not in my body at all and just had a baby. I was doubly not in my body.”

Rashida and longtime partner Ezra Koenig very quietly welcomed their son Isaiah in August 2018. Eight months later in May 2019, Rashida‘s mom Peggy died at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer.

“The thing that’s the craziest about birth and death is just the utter rawness of feeling,” Rashida continued. “I still feel this way, I think. It’s like something cracks in you. It’s very binary, both things — becoming a mother and losing my mother — like, there’s my life before and there’s my life after. And strangely, there’s something that’s not recognizable before those two things happened.”

Rashida added, “It’s just this utter rawness of emotion where it doesn’t matter where I am, what I’m doing. If I’m overwhelmed by that grief or that joy, that’s it. I have to feel that thing. I can’t suppress it. I can’t run away from it. It’s just there.”

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'Parks & Recreation' Is Leaving Netflix Today - Where to Watch Instead!

The hit NBC show Parks and Recreation will be removed from Netflix today and fans are devastated.

It’s a fan favorite on the platform and many enjoy streaming old episodes over and over, especially now that Coronavirus lockdowns are keeping fans home more than usual.

Well, there is some good news if you’re a big Parks and Rec fan. If you subscribe to Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, all of the episodes can be found there instead.

Be sure to find out what else Netflix is removing from the streaming service in the next few weeks.

ARE YOU GOING to miss watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix’s streaming service??? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts (and if you’ll be watching on Peacock, too!)

Rashida Jones Honors Late Mom Peggy Lipton on What Would Have Been Her 74th Birthday

Rashida Jones is celebrating what would have been her mom Peggy Lipton‘s 74th birthday.

The 44-year-old Parks & Rec actress took to Instagram on Sunday (August 30) to wish her mom a happy birthday.

“Happy birthday mama. I feel you smiling down on us. Miss you everyday in every way,” Rashida wrote along with a black and white photo of Peggy.

Rashida‘s sister Kidada also shared the same photo of Peggy on her Instagram, along with the caption, “My first love. My true love. My forever love 🌹Happy Birthday my precious mommy.”

Peggy passed away in May 2019 after a battle with cancer.

After marrying Quincy Jones in 1974, Peggy took a step back from the spotlight to raise their daughters. After their divorce in 1989, Peggy returned to acting starring in Twin Peaks.

'BlackAF' Gets Picked Up for Season Two by Netflix

#blackAF is coming back for a second season!

The comedy from creator Kenya Barris, starring Kenya and Rashida Jones, has been picked up for a second season, Netflix announced on Tuesday (June 23).

Here’s the show’s synopsis: “Loosely inspired by Barris‘ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackAF flips the script on what we’ve come to expect a family comedy series to be.”

It continues, “Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered and often hilarious world of what it means to be a ‘new money’ black family trying to get it right in a modern world where ‘right’ is no longer a fixed concept.”

Kenya plays a heightened version of himself with Rashida starring as his wife. They’re children are played by Genneya Walton, Iman Benson, Scarlet Spencer, Justin Claiborne, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, and Richard Gardenhire Jr.

#blackAF season one is available for streaming on Netflix now.

Check out all the shows Netflix has renewed in 2020 so far!

The 'Parks & Recreation' Special Raises $3 Million For Feeding America

It’s only been a day since the Parks and Recreation Special aired and it has already raised a ton of money for Feeding America.

Stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Retta, Aziz Ansari, and more reunited for the event, which saw Leslie Knope trying to keep up with her friends during quarantine.

The special episode benefited Feeding America and has raised $3 million dollars so far, which includes the $500,000 in matching donations from State Farm, Subaru of America, NBCUniversal and the producers, writers, and cast.

Fans are able to contribute to the fund through May 21 at FeedingAmerica.org/ParksandRec.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated!” Chris reacted to the news on Twitter. “It’s not over. Let’s get that number up!”

He added, “There are a lot of wonderful pay check to pay check folks struggling to feed their kids right now. We’re making them stay home from work to protect our most vulnerable. They’ve earned our help.”

If you missed it, see which famous actor popped up at the beginning of the special!

'Parks & Recreation' Cast Reuniting for Scripted Special Taking Place in Social Distancing Era

The cast of the beloved NBC series Parks and Recreation will be reuniting for a scripted special that will raise money for food banks amid the ongoing health crisis.

Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Retta, and Jim O’Heir are all confirmed to reprise their roles in the special, which will air on Thursday, April 30 at 8:30pm ET on NBC.

Here’s a synopsis of the special (via TV Line): “Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing.”

Michael Schur, the executive producer of the series, said, “Like a lot of other people, we were looking for ways to help and felt that bringing these characters back for a night could raise some money. I sent a hopeful email to the cast, and they all got back to me within 45 minutes. Our old Parks and Rec team has put together one more 30-minute slice of (quarantined) Pawnee life, and we hope everyone enjoys it. And donates!”

Fans are encouraged to donate to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund during the special. NBCUniversal, the Parks and Rec cast, and sponsors State Farm and Subaru of America will be matching donations up to $500,000 as well.