After seven critically-acclaimed seasons, we finally get to the point where we have to say goodbye to Deputy Director Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her posse of misfit employees in the “Parks and Recreations” series finale. NBC’s longest-running comedy series with Universal TV will include its seventh and final season in the network’s 2014-2015 TV midseason schedule. Want to learn more about it? Read on for MNG’s “Parks and Recreation” Series Finale Season 7 spoilers.
“Parks and Recreation” is a comedy-mockumentary that features Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) as the Deputy Director of the Urban Planning department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. Members of the ensemble cast include Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir and Retta.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) posted that NBC had renewed the series for its series finale with Season 7. The series, which was first aired in 2009, had its criticized first season but regained control with a much better second season comeback. Since then, “Parks” has caught the attention of prestigious award-giving bodies including the Television Critics Association Awards (TCCA) and Primetime Emmy Awards.
The “Parks and Recreation” Season 6 Finale (air date: April 24, 2014) capped off the events with a time jump. The “Parks and Recreation” Season 6 Finale Episode 21/22 “Moving Up” picked up the pace three years after Knope finally got her dream job and a set of unborn triplets with husband Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott).
On the other hand, IGN reported that the “Parks and Recreation” Season 7 would be the last one. It was also said that the series finale had been ordered with only thirteen episodes rather than the usual 22 episodes from the last three seasons.
Before you could be sad about the final bow of “Parks and Recreation,” Deadline shared the good news that “Parks” star and creator Amy Poehler had been given a three-year deal with the network and Universal TV.
Also, the network recently greenlighted her “Old Soul” series that is based on the life of “Orange is the New Black” cast member, Natasha Lyonne. “Old Soul” is co-created by Poehler and her team-up with Jonathan Fener and Josh Bycel.
Moreover, Entertainment Weekly (EW) had the chance to interview with Michael Schur, one of the creators of “Parks and Recreation.” Here’s the breakdown on the spoilers for the upcoming Season 7.
The Park’s endgame. Schur shared that he had talked with Amy about the future of the series “for one more season.” He also said that NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt and NBC Entertainment president Jen Salke we’re very supportive.
On the cast members’ reaction. Schur said that everyone felt sad but at the same time felt right about the series’ ending. He also said that after the creative jump in Season 6, they are ready to put some fun in the upcoming last season.
“We don’t want to overstay our welcome. We want to go out on a high note,” Schur added.
“Parks”spin-offs? Schur confirmed that there are no spin-offs discussed, but he assured that he will be happy to be a part of it as the writer of the pilot episode.
A shorter comeback. He compared the “Parks” Season 7 to the “manageable” finale of “30 Rock” with a shorter season. He said that the 13 episodes would give them a chance to do something “dramatic and world-changing” that they can handle.
Don Draper’s return? Jon Hamm, who has been known for his role in AMC’s “Mad Men,” had guest-starred as Ed in “Moving Up” alongside U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Joe Biden. Schur said that there are still no plans but if ever there is, he knows that the level of Hamm’s love for comedy might convince him to be on board the project.
And that’s it for the latest update on the “Parks and Recreation” especially about the Series Finale Season 7 spoilers! Are you excited for its return in 2015? Tune in to Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more updates on your favorite TV series, upcoming movies and Hollywood celebrities.
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