Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Cast of ‘Parks and Recreation’ Will Reunite for Scripted Special for COVID-19 Relief

Variety has reported that the cast of the NBC series Parks and Recreation will be together again in a special half-hour reunion in aid of those affected by the Coronavirus.

The special will bring much of the original cast back together, including Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope), Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins), Aziz Ansari (Tom Haverford), Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate), Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer), Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt), Rob Lowe (Chris Traeger), Jim O’Heir (Larry/Gary/Jerry Gergich), and Retta (Donna Meagle), who will all be in character. Several other guest stars from the show are also expected to make an appearance. The special is run by Michael Shur, one of the show’s creators, and will help raise money for Feeding America.

Parks and Recreation ran for seven seasons on NBC from 2009-2015. The sitcom follows the employees of the Indiana Parks and Recreation Department in Pawnee, IN, one of whom is the vivacious Leslie Knope (played hilariously by Poehler), who wants to make her town beautiful and climb the ranks while she does it. The show was created by Michael Shur and Greg Daniels. It’s currently available to watch on Netflix and Hulu.

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The Parks and Recreation special will air on NBC on April 30.

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