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Channel Surfing: TV Picks for the Week of 04/27/20

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Channel Surfing: TV Picks for the Week of 04/27/20

NOLA Horror, a Parks and Rec Special and Rick and Morty return.

There is some great TV this final week of April. From the streaming platform, Topic, is a new horror anthology series entitled, Soul City. Then everyone’s favorite people from Pawnee come together to help raise money for those affected by the present pandemic with a Parks and Recreation special. Finally, Rick and Morty return for more adventures.

Horror in the Crescent City

There are so many streaming services out there, it’s difficult to keep track of them all. One people may not be familiar with is Topic. It comes from First Look Media, the media organization launched by eBay founder, Pierre Omidyar. The platform targets a niche market with content curated for a curious and engaged audience seeking smart, provocative and meaningful entertainment.

Out this Thursday, April 30, is their original psychological horror anthology, Soul City. The stories are based off of the myths and culture of New Orleans. The three-part series is created by Coodie and Chike, who are known for directing Kanye West’s “Through the Wire” music video and the ESPN 30 for 30 film, Benji. With the Big Easy being arguably one of the country’s most haunted cities, it should be interesting what tales are told.

Channel Surfing: TV Picks for the Week of 04/27/20

A Pawnee Reunion

It’s been five years since the beloved show, Parks and Recreation, aired its series finale. This week, they’re getting the band together again for a special one-night event. All your favorites including Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Retta, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, and Jim O’Heir will all return to play their respective characters. Plus, fans can expect special guest stars from the Pawnee Universe to make an appearance.

The episode follows Leslie Knope while she tries to stay connected with all her old colleagues during the current COVID-19 pandemic and the age of social distancing. It will air Thursday night, April 30, on NBC. Executive Producer, Michael Schur, came up with the idea of the special to help raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Wubba Lubba Dub-Dub

Six months after Rick and Morty’s fourth season began, we’re finally receiving the back half. Expect more sci-fi related hijinks as the titular pair go off on more adventures. Not much is known about the final five episodes but recently IGN showed an image of a probable Alien/Prometheus centric one with knock off facehuggers.

The next new episode of Rick and Morty airs Sunday night, May 3, on Adult Swim. Though the show has been picked up for an additional 70 episodes, including this season, you never know how long it will take to crank out new content so be happy and appreciate these next five episodes.

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