'Parks and Recreation' co-creator Mike Schur on Leslie and Ben, Louis C.K.'s return and Knope 2012


Mike Schur and his fellow "Parks and Recreation" writers knew at the start of this season they were going to take Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) through some romantic travails.They weren't as sure, however, about playing it out in such a concentrated way, where the last five episodes of the fall ("End of the World" through "Citizen Knope") focused heavily on their relationship."We knew we had this big Ben-Leslie arc to do, which is them breaking up at the beginning of the year and then getting back together," Schur tells Zap2it. "We had a debate about whether we should parse those episodes out slowly over the course of the season."The show obviously went the opposite direction, but Schur admits he was nervous about the decision. "It was several stories in a row that kept dealing with a similar theme, but I just kept coming back to the idea that once that arc started,...



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