The singer will be the latest special guest to join series six of the show, following cameos from Kristen Bell and Heidi Klum. Tweedy will appear as the frontman of a fictional band called Land Ho!, who is lobbied by Amy Poehler’s character, government worker Leslie Knope.
The programme’s producer Mike Schur explained further: “Leslie and Andy are trying to convince him to reunite for the big Unity Concert they are organising to solidify the merger of Pawnee and Eagleton.”
It was previously reported that a pair of Parks And Recreation regulars are to exit midway through the current season. Original cast member Rashida Jones, who plays Ann Perkins, and Rob Lowe, who joined in season two as Chris Traeger, are expected to depart after the 13th episode of the current run.
Onscreen, Jones and Lowe are an on-off couple and at the end of the last season their characters were exploring the possibility of starting a family together, which could provide a plotline for their departure.