Treat Yo’Self with Parks and Recreation

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Who doesn’t have fond memories of the beloved NBC comedy ‘Parks and Recreation’? Well as we shelter at home the Paley Center is celebrating the show that still is watercooler worthy. The special will highlight fan-favorite moments and behind the scenes that made up the magic of this workplace comedy. If you’re a TV fan that you have to know about the Paley Center that celebrates television with a twice-yearly Festival in NYC and Los Angeles. Over the years they have welcomed the cast, writers, and producers to talk about the show that ran from 2009 – 2015.

In 2019, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the series premiere, the Paley Center honored the cast and creative team at their annual television festival PaleyFest LA, which took place in front of a sold-out audience at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. For the first time ever, this program together with past “Parks and Recreation” PaleyFest LA appearances from 2011, 2012, and 2014 are now available for viewing as part of the Paley@Home series on the Paley Center’s YouTube channel. 

As we shelter at home looking for normalcy the cast gathers together alone to film a special episode with cast members Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta to raise money for Feeding America!

“A Parks and Recreation Special,” has Leslie Knope try to stay connected with friends during social distancing during our stay at home orders. I’m hoping she’s ‘Treat Yo’Self’ to keep from going stir crazy!

“For seven seasons, television viewers could not get enough of Leslie Knope, Ron Swanson and the rest of the team from the Pawnee, Ind., Parks and Recreation department. We’re thrilled to partner with NBC to present this behind-the-scenes look at the revered series.”

Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO

“There has been an incredible response since we announced the all-new ‘A Parks and Recreation Special’ and that’s truly a tribute to what this show means to people. It’s a testament to the cast and producers that ‘Parks’ remains such a touchstone and beloved comedy for its millions of fans around the world.”

Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs, NBC Entertainment

“The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation” followed by NBC’s original “A Parks and Recreation Special,” airs April 30 at 8:30 p.m., and will be available beginning Friday, May 1 on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. In addition to Peacock, “The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation” will also be available on-demand on Hulu and NBC App, MVPD’s, and streaming on NBC App.

“Parks and Recreation” is the recipient of a Peabody Award for excellence in television programming, an AFI honor as one of the Top 10 Television Shows of the Year, several Emmy Award nominations for. Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and Amy Poehler’s individual performance. Poehler won a Golden Globe Award in 2014.

Additional accolades include Writers Guild Award and Producers Guild Award nominations, 2010 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Individual Episode, 2013 Television Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and TCA nominations for Program of the Year and Individual Achievement in Comedy for Poehler and co-star Nick Offerman, which Offerman won, as well as NAACP Image Award and Imagen Award nominations.

“Parks and Recreation” is a production of Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Universal Television. Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, Howard Klein, David Miner, Morgan Sackett, and Dean Holland serve as executive producers for the series.

“The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation” will be produced by The Paley Center for Media in association with Brad Lachman Productions. Maureen J. Reidy, Diane Lewis, and Brad Lachman will executive produce. Bill Bracken will co-executive produce.

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