'Parks and Recreation' Season 6: With Rashida Jones out, who will be Leslie's new BFF?

When news broke that both Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe would be stepping away from "Parks and Recreation" permanently midway through the comedy's upcoming sixth season, it became clear that Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) would find herself adrift without her best friend Ann Perkins.Who might fill the void in Leslie's life? Executive producer Mike Schur spoke with TV Line, telling the website that the series will "position different people to fill in parts of her emotional world. It won't be just one person."Schur continues, "There's something that April (Aubrey Plaza) does in the [London-set, Sept. 26] premiere that's sort of a harbinger of things to come. And we're bringing Retta a lot more to the forefront this season. Donna and Leslie will have some good connections and some good screen time together."But Schur is realistic about that fact that Ann's exit won't lead to a simple plugging of a hole with another character. He notes...

'Parks and Recreation': 5 most insane Leslie Knope quotes from the horrifying new promo

RIOT's Chris Eggertsen GIFs Amy Poehler's five most insane quotes from the horrifying new promo for "Parks and Recreation" Season 6.

How 'Parks & Rec' Lands Its Political Guests

In this week's episode (Monday, Aug. 5 at 10 p.m. ET), Amy Poehler, Mike Schur and the "Parks and Recreation" writers reveal how they land their political guests, including Vice President Joe Biden, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe. "Occasionally ... I sometimes meet politicians who like and follow the show and kind of want to be on it, which is really cool," Poehler said in the exclusive clip above. Schur said if the politicians haven't seen the NBC comedy, their staff has. In the case of Vice President Biden, Schur said the veep said he gets a lot of requests to do things, but "Parks and Rec" was the one gig he and his staff felt like he should do. "He was so great. He was so fun," Schur noted. Poehler explained that she and Biden improvised. "He just kept going with it," she said.

Parks and Recreation Casts Billy on the Street Host Billy Eichner

  Parks and Rec  has a sixth-season episode coming up where we'll meet Eagleton's alternate-universe version of all our Pawnee faves. We've got Kristen Bell as Leslie Knope, The Big Lebowski 's Sam Elliott as Ron Swanson, and now  Billy on the Street host/screamer Billy Eichner as ... Donna Meagle. While you work on figuring that out (does Eichner just scream " TREAT YO SELF! " nonstop?), here's this, too: Showrunner Mike Schur says Aziz Ansari's doppelganger is a secret. "It’s not who the actor is — it’s the concept behind it." Read More...

Parks and Recreation Boss on Why and How Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones Will Exit

  When Parks and Recreation returns this fall, it's the beginning of the end for Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones , as both actors will exit the series halfway through the season. How will their characters say farewell to Pawnee?

Parks and Recreation Season 6: Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe to Exit Series After 13th Episode

Parks and Recreation fans got a dose of good news when we found out that the show had been renewed for a full sixth season, but now we'll have to mourn the loss of two of its key players. Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will officially leave the show in the middle of the upcoming season. Get the details on their upcoming departures from the show. Two Parks & Recreation are packing their things and moving out of Pawnee. Despite booking a slew of exciting season 6 guest stars, from Kristen Bell to Henry Winkler, unfortunately the NBC comedy couldn't manage to keep two of its key players. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will officially depart the series in the middle of the upcoming season and say their goodbyes following the 13th episode. But don't worry, in case you had any doubts, showrunner Mike Schur reassures fans that their exit episode will be a memorable one, saying "we have a great Pawnee send-off in the works for them." Will you still watch Parks & Rec without Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins? If so, don't miss the one-hour season 6 premiere on September 26th, and stick with us at Celebified for more of the latest TV buzz.

Look Who's Back On 'Parks & Rec'

The season 5 finale of "Parks and Recreation" left us with some big news: Ron (Nick Offerman) is going to be a dad. And here’s some more news on that front: Mom will be in the season 6 premiere.

Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe leaving 'Parks and Recreation'

Sad news, "Parks and Recreation" fans: Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving the NBC comedy. BuzzFeed's sources confirm that both actors will leave in the upcoming Season 6, reportedly in episode 13 (which is expected to air during February sweeps). Neither NBC nor Jones and Lowe's representatives commented on the story. Considering the direction Chris and Ann's story arc was headed in Season 5, it seems pretty clear how these two could be written out. The pair was trying to have a baby together, and doing so could cause them to decide to settle down and move away from Pawnee. However they are written out, it will likely be emotional. Jones has been with the show from the get-go, while Lowe was introduced in Season 2 at the same time as Adam Scott's Ben Wyatt. "Parks and Recreation" returns with an hour-long premiere on Sept. 26. Heidi Klum and Henry Winkler will guest in...

NBC Unleashes the Knope in Killer ‘Parks and Recreation’ Horror Movie Remix

“Just when you thought it was safe to go play in the park.” And here we were thinking  Parks and Recreation  was a feel-good comedy when in actuality it was just another drama about a tyrannical antihero. Or at least it can look that way when the NBC promo department gets a little creative. Read More...

Sam Elliott to Guest Star on Parks and Recreation

Forget Seinfeld or Superman. Prepare for bizarro Parks and Recreation. Sam Elliott has been cast on the NBC sitcom in the role of Eagleton's version of Ron Swanson, according to TV Line. The actor will appear on an early episode of Season 6, the same installment that finds Kristen Bell appearing as a neighboring councilwoman who is just like Leslie Knope... except she dresses a lot better. Other upcoming Parks and Recreation guest stars include: