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Parks and Recreation's Jean-Ralphio meets his Stranger Things biological father

There were many mysteries raised on season 1 of Stranger Things, from “what about Barb?” to Eleven’s ultimate fate to “what about Barb?” Yet, one mystery has stood out beyond the rest: Is Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) the father of Parks and Recreation’s Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz)?

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Stranger Things and Parks & Rec: Jean-Ralphio is Steve's son, star says

The introduction of Stranger Things character Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) — a too-cool teen with an impeccable coif and initially jerky attitude — has prompted the question: Is Steve related to Parks and Recreation comedic superstar Jean-Ralphio? The actor Ben Schwartz appeared in a Late Late Show spot to solve the mystery.

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The Intervention: Alia Shawkat, Ben Schwartz make an awkward entrance in exclusive clip

Marriage isn’t always smooth sailing — especially with overbearing friends breathing down your neck. Clea DuVall, star of films like Argo, The Faculty, and Girl, Interrupted, explores how three well-meaning couples attempt to re-route the trajectory of one of their companion’s tumultuous union in her feature directorial debut, The Intervention, and EW has an exclusive first look at a scene from the upcoming dramedy.

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Ben Schwartz, Laura Moses to guide millennials through dating with new book

Need some dating advice? Ben Schwartz — who you might know as Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Recreation – and TV writer Laura Moses are here to help: The two are teaming up to write an illustrated guide on dating for millennials titled Things You Should Already Know, You F–king Idiot.

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Jessica Alba watches Ben Schwartz and James Corden prank-call her company on The Late Late Show

During Thursday night’s episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden and Ben Schwartz prank-called Jessica Alba’s company — The Honest Company — to pitch the customer service line various product ideas.

Ben Schwartz, an established UCB alum (and one-time Late Late Show sidekick), had no trouble helping the host pitch some new ideas to a surprisingly patient customer service agent named Hannah.

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Showtime renews House of Lies for fifth season

House of Lies will return for a fifth season, Showtime announced Tuesday.

“When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special,” Showtime Executive Vice President of Original Programming Gary Levine said in a statement.

The show—which first aired in 2012 and stars Kristen Bell and Ben Schwartz alongside Cheadle—will air 10 episodes as part of the fifth season next year.

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Seth Rogen to star in Adam McKay-directed comedy from Ben Schwartz

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Funny guys Seth Rogen, Adam McKay, and Ben Schwartz are teaming up for a new comedy. McKay and Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions, Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures, and Good Universe bought a pitch from Schwartz for Rogen to star in and McKay to direct. Schwartz, known for his work on television in Parks and Recreation and House of Lies, will also appear in the movie.

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