The upcoming season seven of 'Parks and Recreation' is officially declared to be the last. The end of the show, which has been the longest running comedy on the network, was penned down in the 2014-2015 schedule of the NBC network. It is said to be a mid season release, with the total number of episodes to be released yet unknown.
NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in the release, "We have several of our strongest comedies by some of our best auspices being held for mid-season, including the final season of Parks and Recreation," The network had also canceled comedy cult show “Community” earlier in May.
With a humorous plot, the story revolves around a small-town parks department and a woman protagonist with grand political aspirations and her rabble team . The show began as a mid-season entry and ends as one too. Besides season three the audience has been hooked onto the full season launches. This show ranks as on of the longest running comedy show.
While the show struggled in the ratings section, it managed to establish itself to the critics. The show added to its fame; the AFI award as program of the year in 2012, It was nominated as best comedy at the Golden Globes, with Poehler taking home the best actress prize once in three nominations. At the Emmys, Poehler is a four-time nominee, with the show also nominated in the best comedy and writing categories.
This show was a benchmark for its cast, as it launched their careers. The cast including Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari and Rashida Jones. Jones, along with Rob Lowe managed to humor their way through the hearts of the masses.
Heartthrob actor Chris Pratt managed to give his career a whole new direction when he joined the Marvel universe and starred in the money minting 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie. Perhaps the end of the show is good for him, as he can focus more on future Marvel projects. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' making $94.3 million opening weekend (the best August debut ever) has surely cemented Chris Pratt as a bonafide Hollywood star.
Chris Pratt's success post 'Parks and Recreation' gives a whole new dimension to the phrase "It's not the end, but the beginning of something new."
With Inputs from The Hollywood Reporter