‘Parks and Recreation’s’ Michael Schur Talks Show’s Future

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NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” exec producer Michael Schur says the NBC show’s next season is “fairly likely” to be its last.

Schur told EW that “the natural rhythm of the show and the big creative jump we take at the end of this season certainly suggests that we’re moving in that direction.”

In the show’s season finale, which aired Thursday, Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope must choose between taking a job with the National Parks — which would require moving to Chicago — or turning it down to stay in Pawnee. She stays in Pawnee.

Next season will continue with this thread, although Schur says Pawnee politics are not going to be as essential as in previous years.

“Obviously Leslie is still living there, but she’s playing on a much bigger stage now and it wouldn’t feel that logical if she were still battling it out with Jamm (Jon Glaser) every week.”

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  1. Elle says:

    Clearly, you didn’t watch the season finale, which is fine. You misread other posts about the season finale and wrote them here; whatever. But at the end you insert a quote from Schur that leads with “Obviously Leslie is still living there”. I mean, you could at least read the article through before you post it to see if everything adds up…

  2. Alyssa says:

    Did you even watch this episode? Leslie did not move to Chicago and never mentioned moving “back” to Pawnee. She moved to the third floor, which you can clearly distinguish by the wood flooring Ron put in.

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