Comedy Central is headed to Pawnee. The Viacom-owned cable net said today that it has acquired all seven seasons of the popular comedy Parks and Recreation and will premiere it with a daylong marathon next month.
The ensemble workplace comedy, which aired 125 episodes from 2009-15 on NBC, stars Broad City producer Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a wide-eyed, enthusiastic and (mostly) unflappable midlevel bureaucrat who just loves her job at the Parks and Rec Department of Pawnee, IN. Her cast of colleagues and friends includes Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Retta and Rob Lowe. It also featured cameos by such prominent politicians as Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Michelle Obama Barbara Boxer, Newt Gingrich, Madeliene Albright and, of course, Joe Biden — who was Leslie’s unashamed D.C. crush.
The mockumenty-style show’s Comedy Central debut marathon is set for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21.
The series from Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Universal Television was executive produced by Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, Howard Klein, David Miner, Daniel J. Goor and Morgan Sackett.
This week the Paley Center for Media announced that Parks and Rec will get a special 10th anniversary reunion at the 2019 PaleyFest LA in March.