The American version of The Office initially suffered by sticking too closely to the show’s original British incarnation. Likewise, Parks and Recreation initially suffered by sticking too closely to The Office during season one. But with mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) revamped as a significantly more intelligent version of Michael Scott, along with the inspired additions (literally) of Rob Lowe and Adam Scott, the show’s campy ensemble hit its stride. The show also benefited from a slew of hilarious guest stars, including Megan Mullally, Parker Posey, and Louis C.K. Word on the street is Patricia Clarkson has just been cast as Ron Swanson’s first ex-wife. Consider me signed on for season four.
TV shows that are funnier now then when they started (via Nerve)