quote nbc.comA couple things have changed since someone wrote that description between seasons one and two, and Mark is out with new characters from Rob Lowe and Adam Scott in his stead.From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels (NBC's "The Office," "King of the Hill") and Michael Schur (NBC's "The Office," "Saturday Night Live") comes a new mockumentary that looks at the exciting world of local government. The new half-hour comedy will examine the mundane but necessary ways that people interact with their government, and ask why it's frequently so complicated -- as everyone knows from standing in line at the DMV, applying for home construction permits, or trying to get the city to fix a pothole.
The documentary cameras follow Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler, NBC's "Saturday Night Live," "Baby Mama") a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. In an attempt to beautify her town -- and advance her career -- Leslie takes on what should be a fairly simple project: help local nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones, NBC's "The Office," "Unhitched") turn an abandoned construction pit into a community park. Opposing them are defensive bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, real estate developers, and single-issue fanatics -- whose weapons are lawsuits, the jumble of city codes, and the very democratic process that Leslie loves so much.
Leslie is alternately helped and undermined by her colleague, Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari, "Human Giant," "Scrubs"), who cheerfully exploits his government position for personal gain. She is also thwarted by her boss Ron Swanson, who is philosophically opposed to government in any form.
Helping Leslie and Ann navigate the Pawnee bureaucracy is charismatic city planner Mark Brendanawicz, whose outlook has been soured by 15 years of public service.
If they can pull it off, Leslie hopes that she also will have inspired her uninterested college intern April (Aubrey Plaza, "Mayne Street") and April's whole generation - all the while moving one step closer to her ultimate goal: becoming the first female president of the United States.
quote http://www.pajiba.com/trade_news/nbc-is-bumping-parks-and-recreation-from-the-schedule-including-adorable-halloween-episode.phpTVLine reports NBC will air back-to-back episodes of "Parks And Recreation" on Thursday, Nov. 14 and 21.Last week NBC announced they had cancelled Welcome To The Family and that’s fine. Mike O’Malley will always have Glee money. But the network announced today that they will be filling the 8pm hour for the next three Thursdays with The Voice’s Battle Rounds. That means we won’t get the Parks & Recreation Halloween episode, we won’t get Tatiana Maslany’s episode and we WON’T GET TO SEE ADAM SCOTT DRESSED AS THE DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS. At least not for awhile. Excuse me while I go burn everything. Never fall in love with a TV show. It only leads to pain.
quoteI like both characters a lot but Ann hasn't really been integral to any plots for a while and it's felt like they've had to shoehorn her in to other story lines just to get here in there. I thought they could have gotten some more out of Chris but his character kind of hasn't grown that much through the series and the standard Chris likes fitness and is happy jokes have become a bit repetitive.Parks and Recreation’s on-again/off-again relationship between Rob Lowe’s Chris Traeger and Rashida Jones’ Ann Perkins will be coming to a head this season: because the two actors will be leaving the beloved NBC comedy.
Sources have confirmed Lowe’s and Jones’ departures, which will take place in the show’s 13th episode (likely landing during February sweeps). The season ended with Chris and Ann continuing to try to have a baby together — let’s assume that plot will help usher the two out of Pawnee under happy circumstances.
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