'Parks And Recreation' Will Return If Beyoncé Agrees To Play The Mayor

NBC's Parks and Recreation has been off the air since February 2015, although it turns out a potential comeback could be on the cards, Amy Poehler has – somewhat – confirmed.

The actress and comedian, who plays Leslie Knope on the beloved sitcom, said she is "absolutely" on board with the idea of another season and insists her co-stars feel the same. 

Parks and Recreation (Photo: Mitchell Haaseth / NBC)


Poehler was speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show about her latest DIY competition show, "Making It" with Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation) when asked about the possibility of a Will & Grace-style return.

"Absolutely," Poehler said (almost immediately) when DeGeneres broached the subject of reuniting our favourite residents of the fictional Pawnee, Indiana.

"Yeah, we just had a fitting earlier," Offerman added, joking about already being in the process of a reviving the show - which wrapped after seven seasons in 2015.


"We said that if Beyoncé will play the mayor, we’ll bring the show back,” he explained, before clarifying his statement (just in case there’s any misunderstanding), "Beyoncé Knowles. The singer. The entertainer."

(Photo: Beyoncé)

"Oh my God," Poehler continued. "I know, I’ll speak for everybody and say we would all do it. I think we’d all do it someday. It would be amazing."


Parks and Recreation ran for 125 episodes between April 2009 and February 2015, and although it was never a ratings success story, it was one of the most acclaimed comedies on television.

The show was nominated for two Emmy awards for 'Outstanding Comedy Series' and Poehler was nominated four times for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series'.

"Amy’s the boss of the show," Offerman said, "so she can speak for everybody."


By Matthew Kirby, published on 28/05/2018

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