Parks & Recreation (NBC 2009-2015, Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt)

Parks and Recreation is a mockumentary that looks at the “exciting” world of local government. The documentary cameras follow Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), 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 Logan (Rashida Jones) take on 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.

From NBC’s press release, December 2014… In the first TV event of the new year, NBC is giving its landmark comedy “Parks and Recreation” a sendoff that will maximize the show’s cultural impact. The seventh and final season of this critically-acclaimed and beloved series will begin Tuesday, Jan. 13 with back-to-back episodes (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) and continue with back-to-back episodes each week until the hourlong series finale on Tuesday, Feb. 24 following “The Voice.” The return of the series, in fact, will be scheduled to premiere in the afterglow of the Jan. 11 “72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards,” co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

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Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate
Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford
Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer
Jim O’Heir as Jerry Gergich
Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson
Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins
Retta as Donna Meagle
Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger

other cast info
Paul Schneider as Mark Brendanawicz (Season 1-2)

key behind the scenes crew
Amy Poehler as Producer
Daniel J. Goor as Producer
David Miner as Executive Producer
Greg Daniels as Executive Producer
Greg Daniels as Writer/Director of pilot
Howard Klein as Executive Producer
Michael Schur as Executive Producer
Michael Schur as Writer of Pilot

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show type

broadcast from
4/9/2009 – 2/24/2015
7 epiodes with 125 episodes in total

network and production companies
NBC – 3 Arts Entertainment – Deedle-Dee Productions – Fremulon – Universal Television

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.