Next season of ‘Parks and Recreation’ to be its last

US sit-com to end after seven years, reports confirm

Parks And Recreation will end after seven seasons, it has been confirmed.

The US sitcom, which stars Amy Poehler as committed parks department employee Leslie Knope, recently finished its sixth season and airs on NBC in the US and BBC Four in the UK. A seventh season will air later this year (2014) with show creators and network executives confirming that it will be the final run.

“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,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a press release about upcoming programming on the network.

Showrunner Mike Shur, who also worked on The Office USA and created Brooklyn Nine-Nine in 2013, hinted that the final season was approaching in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I’d say that the finish line is in sight at this point,” he said. “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.”

Meanwhile, writer Ken Tremendous posted a series of tweets on the subject last night (May 11).

Parks And Recreation regulars Rashida Jones, who plays Ann Perkins, and Rob Lowe, who joined in season two as Chris Traeger, recently departed the show midway through its sixth season. Meanwhile, Chris Pratt – who plays Andy Dwyer in the show – has branched out into Hollywood recently with his recent role in The Lego Movie, and he will also star in forthcoming films including Jurassic World and Guardians Of The Galaxy.