And donates!”. “In such uncertain times, we can’t think of anyone better than Leslie Knope to unite our country with her unbridled enthusiasm and compassion,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming at NBC Entertainment. All rights reserved.

The good folks of the Parks and Recreation Department in Pawnee, Indiana are back for more hijinks, well, at least for a little while. State Farm and Subaru of America will each make matching donations of $150,000 and, combined with NBCUniversal and the writers, producers, and cast of “Parks and Recreation,” a total of $500,000 in matching donations will be made through May 21. In its seven seasons, NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” was a delightful blend of comedy and optimism, featuring a group of characters who were lovable even when they were cantankerous.

Parks and Recreation Is Coming Back for a One-Time Reunion, Praise Little Sebastian The main cast will return for the special, which airs next week.

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The ‘Parks and Recreation’ reunion special felt like a warm hug in an anxious time (review) Updated May 01, 2020; Posted May 01, 2020 The "Parks and … “Whenever Mike is ready, I’ll put on my suit again for sure,” said Poehler at the time, with Offerman saying that “we’d all come running” if Schur “came up with an original, new idea.”. Our old ‘Parks and Rec’ team has put together one more 30-minute slice of (quarantined) Pawnee life and we hope everyone enjoys it. Thanks to executive producer Michael Schur, a troupe of writers (including Portland native Megan Amram), and the wonderful cast, the “Parks and Recreation” special made the most of its brisk running time, packing in lovely moments for the characters, and gently delivering the message that we need to take care of our emotional and mental health as we quarantine during these anxious times.

After a hilariously out-of-touch intro from Leslie’s onetime Pawnee City Council opponent, the dimwitted heir Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), we learn that Leslie has launched a phone tree, so her friends will make a daily ritual of calling to check in.

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Schur discussed the possibility of a series reunion at PaleyFest last year to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary. “I sent a hopeful email to the cast and they all got back to me within 45 minutes.

By James Grebe y April 24, 2020 TV’s best best friends return in a sweet, goofy special that embodies the show’s philosophy: that community helps us survive. “Parks and Recreation” ended its seven-season run in 2015 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms in television history. Parks and Recreation is returning for a reunion episode. Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! And donates!”. The episode features check-ins with all the characters we came to know, including Leslie’s former boss, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), who’s quarantining at his rural cabin, the better to “hunt meat.” Also joining in the video-conference phone tree are pragmatic Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) and her ever-positive husband, Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe); the odd couple of amiable goofball Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) and his sarcastic wife, April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza); would-be entrepreneur Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), who says he got stranded in Bali during his book tour; Tom’s treat-yourself-loving former co-worker and pal, Donna Meagle (Retta), who’s able to come up with the same Bali background as Tom (hmmm); and hapless Garry (who’s also been known as Jerry, among other first names) Gergich (Jim O’Heir), Mayor of Pawnee, and still the guy everyone makes fun of. He’s so rattled from inhaling cleaning products, he’s yammering on about his plan for “Cones of Dunshire -- The Claymation Movie.”. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. The "Parks and Recreation" special reunited the original cast and recurring guest stars for a new episode inspired by the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing.

Schur, Greg Daniels, Howard Klein, David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Dean Holland serve as executive producers on the series.

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In April, the entire “Parks and Recreation” cast got together virtually for a scripted special that raised money for COVID-19 relief.

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The plot of the special, which will air at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, stems from current affairs: Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing.

The special ended perfectly, with Ron orchestrating a group video conference call for Leslie, bringing the gang back together for a rousing rendition of “5,000 Candles in the Wind,” the tribute song for the late, much-lamented miniature horse, Li’l Sebastian. Several guest stars from the Pawnee universe may appear in the special, as well. That the half-hour special was a benefit for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund added to the good-vibes feel of the enterprise. As if cramming all those characters in wasn’t enough of a feat, the special also included terrific bits for Mo Collins as Joan Callamezzo, host of a “Pawnee Today” segment called “At Home With Joan”; fake commercials from Jeremy Jamm (Jon Glaser), Dennis Feinstein (Jason Mantzoukas) and Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz); a cameo from Megan Mullally as Ron’s first wife, “Tammy Two”; and my favorite, a “Ya’ Heard? “Parks and Recreation” ended its seven-season run in 2015 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms in television history. Five years after “Parks and Rec” finished its seven-season run, this new story draws from events happening day, as Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope (Poehler), is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing.

NBC on Thursday announced "A Parks and Recreation Special," a scripted 30-minute episode of the comedy that will reunite the entire original cast to … Need exclusive stories only we can tell? 'Saturday Night Live': How to Watch Tonight's Episode, 'Saturday Night Live' Wins Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, 2019-2020 Freshman Shows: What's Renewed, What's Canceled, What's in Limbo, 2020 Fall Network TV Schedules: What's Returning, What's New, and What's Canceled on NBC, Schur discussed the possibility of a series reunion at PaleyFest last year. In the special, Leslie is, of course, intent on staying in touch with her friends, even as they’re all social distancing.

ET. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! The original “Parks and Recreation,” a Universal Television production, ran from 2009 to 2015 and was nominated for a hatful of Emmys and Golden Globes throughout its run. The good folks of the Parks and Recreation Department in Pawnee, Indiana are back for more hijinks, well, at least for a little while.

The special, spearheaded by co-creator Michael Shur, will help raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

With a spot-on blend of humor and tenderness, it concludes with Leslie thanking Ron for getting everyone together.

Leslie Knope, Ron Swanson, and the rest of the beloved “Parks and Recreation” characters will return April 30 for a one-time scripted special on NBC. “Parks and Recreation” is a production of Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal TV. Here’s how to stream it). Subscribe to OregonLive. “Like a lot of other people, we were looking for ways to help and felt that bringing these characters back for a night could raise some money,” said Schur.

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