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‘Parks and Recreation’ will reunite for a special episode on April 30 to benefit COVID-19 Response Fund

By CLTure News

April 23, 2020

It’s been over five years since Parks and Recreation ended but, NBC has announced the political satire sitcom that aired for seven seasons will return for a one-off episode on Thursday, April 30. 

The episode, written by co-creator Mike Schur will focus on Leslie Knope’s determination to stay connected with her friends in a time of social distancing. The 30-minute installment will see the entire cast reunited, including Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansaru, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, and more. 

“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,” 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!”

The one-time special reunion show will also be raising money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund with NBC and the cast members pledging $500,000 in matching donations.

Update: Watch the full Parks and Recreation reunion special.

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