Scott reps the second “Party Down” star to depart the critically acclaimed but little-seen Starz comedy and head to the network big leagues, following “Glee” star Jane Lynch.
Indeed, Scott’s situation is similar to Lynch’s: He has no long-term committment to “Party Down,” freeing him to pursue the “Parks and Recreation” gig without having to negotiate out of a contract.
Under his deal with Starz, Scott would appear in up to three episodes of “Party Down” should the show be picked up for a third season. Lynch had a similar pact; she’ll be seen in the last episode of this upcoming season.
The 10-episode second season of “Party Down” bows April 23 on Starz.
On “Parks and Recreation,” Scott will play a love interest to Leslie Knope (played by star Amy Poehler). Exec producer Mike Schur was mum on the character beyond that.
“Adam is one of the funniest and most versatile performers around,” Schur said. “When we designed the character he is going to play, we used him as the dream scenario of who we could get.”
Scott will appear on the last two episodes of “Parks and Rec” this season in May, and returns in the show’s season three as a regular.
Beyond his role as Henry Pollard on “Party Down,” Scott’s credits include HBO’s “Tell me You Love Me.” He’s nominated for best actor (for “The Vicious Kind”) at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Thesp’s other feature credits include “Leap Year,” “Step Brothers,” “Knocked Up” and “Aviator.”
News of Scott’s “Parks and Rec” gig comes as the show has also secured Rob Lowe, late of “Brothers and Sisters” to appear in a recurring role.