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'Parks and Recreation' reunion episode airing next week

Posted at 6:17 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 07:17:20-04

On Thursday, we're returning to Pawnee with some of our favorite workplace proximity associates to raise money for COVID-19 relief.

"Parks and Recreation" is coming back for a one-off episode set during the coronavirus pandemic.

How would the world's most dedicated civil servant respond to COVID-19? The half-hour scripted special will show how Leslie Knope stays connected to her friends in a time of social distancing.

The episode will benefit Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Many of the cast will return as their iconic characters including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta.

In the words of Chris Traeger, “That idea is literally the best idea I’ve ever heard.”

The episode will air on NBC on Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m.