Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

American comedy television series
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Parks and Recreation (also known as Parks and Rec) is an American political satire mockumentary sitcom television series created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series aired on NBC from April 9, 2009, to February 24, 2015, for 125 episodes, over seven seasons. A special reunion episode aired on April 30, 2020. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. The ensemble and supporting cast features Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Paul Schneider as Mark Brendanawicz, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger, Jim O'Heir as Garry "Jerry" Gergich, Retta as Donna Meagle, and Billy Eichner as Craig Middlebrooks.

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United States
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English
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7
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Greg Daniels
Michael Schur
Howard Klein
David Miner
Morgan Sackett
Dean Holland
Dan Goor
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Amy Poehler
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22–42 minutes
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April 9, 2009 (2009-04-09)
  • February 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)
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  • April 30, 2020
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  • The network gave the show an original order of 13 episodes, but Amy Poehler was pregnant, so only 6 episodes were finally produced.
  • The exterior shot of J.J.'s Diner is actually Landmark Diner on Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Throughout the series, Ron can be seen sitting at this desk drawing squares on every other line in a notebook.
  • Six of the sixteen episodes of season 3 were filmed along with the 24 episodes of the second season because Amy Poehler was pregnant, so when the show was moved to mid season, the network ordered 10 more to have a complete season to air.
  • Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt were named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Club's Woman and Man of the Year in 2015.

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