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‘Parks and Recreation’ cast is coming back to support coronavirus relief

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The cast of 'Parks and Recreation.'

If you are disappointed with news that the “Friends” reunion special has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, here's something else to look forward to.

There is another fun and lovable gang waiting to hit your TV screens.

While you are stuck at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can visit your pals from Pawnee.


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See the small-towners of the beloved sitcom “Parks and Recreation” again with NBC and Universal Television’s “A Parks and Recreation Special.”

The scripted, 30-minute special, set to air on April 30, will benefit hunger-relief non-profit Feeding America, the network announced.

All of the original characters from series, created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, will return in the special, played by original cast members Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir and Retta.

In the special, the Indiana burgh’s most optimistic resident, Leslie Knope (Poehler), connects with her fellow citizens at a time of social distancing.

“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,” executive producer and co-creator Schur said 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!”

The telecast is designed to solicit donations to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which provides assistance to food banks amid high demand due to the economic contraction that has accompanied efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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