Just when you thought 'Parks and Recreation' had found its holy grail of political guests stars in Vice President Joe Biden (still holding out for Hillary Clinton), the impending season 6 finale has really upped the ante. First Lady Michelle Obama will appear in the season 6 closer this coming April, but should we expect a Pawnee visit, or a return trip to Washington D.C.?
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On tonight's all-new episode of 'Parks and Recreation,' we bid farewell to Ann and Chris, as Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe leave the show and their characters move on to the next chapter of their lives. Leslie has planned a farewell party, of course, and tries to fulfill one last promise to sweet, beautiful Ann before she departs. Meanwhile, the guys try to find a going away gift for Chris. Grab your tissues -- it's going to get weepy in here.
On tonight's new episode of 'Parks and Recreation,' Leslie and Ben head down to the Pawnee farmers market, where a vendor's salacious selling technique sparks an argument between the couple. Meanwhile, Ann struggles to cope with the ongoing stresses and pains of pregnancies with an overly-helpful Chris, and April helps Andy land a gig at a children's birthday party.
'Parks and Recreation' and 'Community' may not be the strongest performers on Thursday nights, but remain among NBC's brightest jewels. To that end NBC president Bob Greenblatt has all-but-assured that 'Parks' will return for a seventh season later on this year, hinting at a strong possibility for 'Community''s renewal as well.
On tonight's new episode of 'Parks and Recreation,' Leslie settles into her new (old) job, but fears that she might not be needed, while Ben acclimates to his new job as City Manager and gets pranked by Donna, April, and Andy. Meanwhile, Tom prepares for his first big presentation as business liaison, and Ann and Chris discuss the possibility of -- wait for it -- marriage! Or not. Well, maybe. We'll see.
'Parks and Recreation' returns from its winter break with an all-new episode, and they've brought a few familiar faces along with them! On her last day in office, a desperate Leslie plots her next career move, but she doesn't set her sights very far. Meanwhile, a very pregnant Ann and Chris debate over whether they want a boy or a girl, and Tom tries to figure out what to do with the money he earned from selling Rent-a-Swag.
Tonight brings another double dose of 'Parks and Recreation' with two all-new episodes to prepare us for next week's holiday absence. In "Fluoride," with Leslie's time coming to close on the city council, she sets about trying to tackle some goals, like teaming up with the Indianapolis Colts and putting fluoride in Pawnee's water supply. And in "The Cones of Dunshire," Ben discovers a new hobby, while Tom, April, and Donna join forces to help Ron sell his beloved cabin. Meanwhile, it seems the city council isn't quite done with Leslie yet when she has to square off with Jamm once again.
'Parks and Recreation' returns from its brief hiatus tonight with two -- that's right, two -- brand new episodes! In "Filibuster," Andy returns to Pawnee for a brief visit and Leslie has to ditch Ben's birthday party for an emergency late-night filibuster. And in "Recall Vote," Leslie helps Ben with a haunted house in a belated Halloween episode on the eve of her -- what else -- recall vote, while Tom seeks Ron's help to save Rent-a-Swag. It's a double dose of 'Parks and Rec,' which doubles the laughs, and we sure are happy to see Andy ... even if his visit is only temporary. Someone has to be the Guardian of the Galaxy, you know.
Though the exit won't yet take place for a few months, 'Parks and Recreation' fans are already lamenting the series loss of stars Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones, whose characters Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins have already begun to eye their Pawnee exits. 'Parks and Recreation' may have its own scheduling problems for season 5, but Lowe assures fans that both he and Jones will find the space to return to the series, with no Amy Poehler to stand in their way.