American comedy television series

Parks and Recreation

Started 9 Apr 2009
Ended 24 Feb 2015
Released9 years, 7 months ago
Run span5 years, 10 months
Seasons 7
Episodes 125
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Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
Adam Scott at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.

About Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation, informally known as Parks and Rec, is an American political comedy television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. 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. It was written by the same writers and uses the same filming style as The Office, with the same implication of a documentary crew filming everyone. The ensemble and supporting cast feature 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. The writers researched local California politics for the show, and consulted with urban planners and elected officials. Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, underwent major changes after the first season, in response to audience feedback that she seemed unintelligent and "ditzy". The writing staff incorporated current events into the episodes, such as a government shutdown in Pawnee inspired by the real-life global financial crisis of 2007–2008. Several guest stars, such as Jason Mantzoukas, Kathryn Hahn, Sam Elliott, Bill Murray, Megan Mullally, Louis C.K., Paul Rudd, Henry Winkler, and Jon Hamm, have been featured in the show, and their characters often appear in multiple episodes. Parks and Recreation was part of NBC's "Comedy Night Done Right" programming during its Thursday night prime-time block. The series received mixed reviews during its first season, but, after a re-approach to its tone and format, the second and subsequent seasons were widely acclaimed. Throughout its run, Parks and Recreation received several awards and nominations, including two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award win for Poehler's performance, and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. In TIME's 2012 year-end lists issue, Parks and Recreation was named the number one television series of that year. In 2013, after receiving four consecutive nominations in the category, Parks and Recreation won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Parks and Recreation:

Josh Groban
American musician and actor
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Sam Elliott
American actor
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Tatiana Maslany
Canadian actress
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Megan Mullally
American actress
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Henry Winkler
American actor, director and writer
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Patton Oswalt
stand-up comedian
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Lucy Lawless
New Zealand actress
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Andy Samberg
American comedian
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Kathryn Hahn
American actress
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Patricia Clarkson
actress
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Parker Posey
American actress
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Fred Armisen
comedian
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Bo Burnham
American comedian, musician, and actor
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Justin Theroux
American actor, film producer, director, comedian and screenwriter
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Annabeth Gish
American actress
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Glenne Headly
American actress
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Will Arnett
Canadian actor
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Dax Shepard
American actor
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Jenny Slate
American stand-up comedienne
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Keegan-Michael Key
American actor
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Rachel Dratch
American actress and comedian
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Will Forte
American actor, comedian, writer
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Bradley Whitford
American actor
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Bonnie Bartlett
American actress
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Marc Evan Jackson
actor and comedian
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Sean Hayes
American actor
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Chelsea Peretti
Comedian and writer
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Paul Scheer
American actor, comedian, writer, and producer
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Jonathan Banks
American actor
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Danielle Bisutti
American actress
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Paul Feig
American actor, writer, film director
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Pamela Reed
American actress
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H. Jon Benjamin
American actor and comedian
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Jason Schwartzman
American actor, screenwriter, and musician
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Debra Mooney
American actress
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Jason Mantzoukas
American actor and comedian
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Gillian Vigman
American actress
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Peter Serafinowicz
British actor
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Michael Schur
American television producer and writer
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Jessica Barth
American actress
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Jeryl Prescott
American actress
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Ben Schwartz
American actor, comedian and writer
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John Larroquette
born 1947; American film, television and stage actor
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Chris Gethard
American actor and comedian
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Mike O'Malley
American actor
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June Diane Raphael
American stage actor
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Matt Walsh
American comedian
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Rob Huebel
American actor
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Martin Starr
American actor
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Kyle Mooney
American comedian and writer
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Jorma Taccone
American comedy writer, actor and film director
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Horatio Sanz
actor, comedian
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Brian Huskey
American actor and comedian
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Blake Anderson
actor, comedian, writer
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Seth Morris
actor
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Tuc Watkins
American actor
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Samantha Sloyan
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Steve Zissis
American actor
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Adam J. Harrington
actor
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Eric Edelstein
American actor
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Katie Dippold
American screenwriter
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Cole Sand
American actor
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Scott Krinsky
American actor
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