‘Parks And Recreation’s final season to premiere in January

Cult sitcom will sign off with a special one-hour finale the following month

Parks And Recreation is to return for its seventh and final season in January.

The cult sitcom will return to US network NBC on Tuesday, January 13 with back-to-back episodes, HitFix reports, before NBC rushes the show through its 13-part final run with back-to-back episodes airing each Tuesday. Parks And Recreation will then sign off with a special one-hour finale on February 24.

Parks And Recreation debuted in 2009 and follows the goings on at the parks department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. Amy Poehler stars as super-enthusiastic bureaucrat Leslie Knope, flanked by an ensemble cast that includes Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott and Chris Pratt, who has gone on to find greater fame as the star of Guardians Of The Galaxy and next year’s Jurassic World.

Though the show has earned a loyal fanbase in the US and abroad, ratings in recent years have been relatively poor. The BBC has shown seasons one to three in the UK and is also due to broadcast season four on BBC4, at a date to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, Parks star Nick Offerman’s stand-up comedy special is set to launch on Netflix on December 12.