Parks and Recreation is coming back to television for a half-hour scripted special to aid coronavirus airing April 20.
The series ran for seven seasons between 2009 to 2015 and it’s the latest sitcom reunion.
The reunion will draw from events happening today as Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), Pawnee’s dedicated civil servant, wants to stay connected with her friends while maintaining social distancing.
Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta will be returning for the special. Some guest stars from the original show will also be making an appearance.
Michael Shur, the series co-creator, spearheaded the special and it will raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. “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,” said Schur. “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!”