Leslie Knope has made a very exciting announcement.
The cult TV series, that gave the internet an entire world of memes is coming back to provide some lockdown relief! Amy Poehler announced that Parks and Recreation will be returning for a stand-alone episode airing on Thursday, April 30, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
The whole of the parks department of Pawnee is coming together for it too. Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta will all feature in the 30-minute show.
While we were teased with the prospects of a reunion in 2019, the outbreak ended up inspiring an episode that will help raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which provides assistance to food banks in securing resources during the pandemic. Show sponsors along with the cast and writers are matching donations up to $500,000 until 21 May.
Leslie Knope wants to let you in on a secret… On April 30, #ParksAndRec is returning to NBC for “A Parks and Recreation Special”. Our workplace proximity associates, along with our neighbors at @StateFarm, are raising money for @FeedingAmerica. Join us! https://t.co/YuyWBTYmrH pic.twitter.com/ZId6Lq3rkJ
— Parks and Recreation (@parksandrecnbc) April 23, 2020
“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,” creator Mike Schur said in a statement. “I sent a hopeful email to the cast and they all got back to me within 45 minutes. Our old Parks And Rec team has put together one more 30-minute slice of (quarantined) Pawnee life and we hope everyone enjoys it. And donates!”
Schur has written an episode that reflects our current lives with Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, relentlessly finding ways to stay in touch with her friends while stuck in isolation.
All fans that want to donate to Feeding America, can do so through this website.
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