'Parks and Rec': Election fever is in the air, albeit a bit early


As Knope 2012 kicks into high gear on "Parks and Recreation," there's a bit of an admission its campaign manager (ok, executive producer) needs to get off his chest. It wasn't supposed to happen this way.At PaleyFest, show EP Michael Schur explains that Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) wasn't supposed to run for higher office for another season. But then NBC made a change that accelerated the game plan."We had talked about this as a possible story line for Season 5. And then we were moved to a mid-season show in Season 3, and we thought 'Alright, well f*** it, we gotta do it now because who knows what the future holds,'" Schur says. "Then once we thought about that, we realized that it would line up better with the national events and that election fever would be in the air."As for going down this path, producers explain that it's actually made life easier in the...



Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!