The half-hour special, titled A Parks and Recreation Special, will air Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. to raise awareness and raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which aids food banks across the nation. "Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing," reads the description for the half-hour special, which is apparently set amid the coronavirus crisis. A Parks and Recreation Special will feature a virtual reunion of Amy Poehler with Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir and Retta, plus other Pawnee favorites. “Like a lot of other people, we were looking for ways to help and felt that bringing these characters back for a night could raise some money,” said co-creator Michael Schur in a statement. “I sent a hopeful email to the cast and they all got back to me within 45 minutes. Our old Parks and Rec team has put together one more 30-minute slice of (quarantined) Pawnee life and we hope everyone enjoys it. And donates!” Watch A Parks and Recreation Special promo.
TOPICS: Parks and Recreation, NBC, Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Jim O'Heir, Michael Schur, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Retta, Rob Lowe, Coronavirus, Retro TV, Revivals