The upcoming seventh season of Parks and Recreation will be its last. This news came with NBC’s release of its 2014-2015 schedule on Saturday which also announced Community’s cancellation.
As if this news isn’t a big enough blow, the veteran comedy is slated to be benched for midseason. An exact episode count has still not been disclosed.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke stated:
“We have several of our strongest comedies by some of our best auspices being held for midseason, including the final season of Parks and Recreation.“
Fortunately the showrunners knew the end was in sight and planned accordingly for the season six finale.
Showrunner Mike Schur said:
“I’d say that the finish line is in sight at this point. I don’t want to say definitively but we’ve had a lot of internal discussions about it; we’ve talked to NBC a lot about it. The idea that we’re nearing the end is part of what gave us the courage to do something like jumping ahead in time. We know we don’t have to sustain it for five years. It’s a move you do when you know that the show is nearing the end of its run.”
The series features Amy Poehler as an upbeat government worker from the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. It also includes Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari.
How do you feel about Parks and Recreation coming to an end next year?