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Parks and Recreation Boss on the Show's Big Time Jump

[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's season finale of Parks and Recreation. Read at your own risk!]

Parks and Recreation has become very adept at surprise storytelling. Case in point: Thursday's season finale jumped ahead three years to find Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) working in the National Parks office, which had moved to Pawnee City Hall's vacant and refurbished third floor.

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The final minute of the finale disoriented viewers — and not just because Leslie Knope had bangs. Our small-town bureaucrat had turned into a fast-paced boss dealing with some sort of media lockdown, canceling a trip to South Dakota and firing an employee named Ed (Mad Men's Jon Hamm) who was even more inept than Jerry Terry (Jim O'Heir). Leslie also had a group of people waiting for her downstairs in Ben's (Adam Scott) office to discuss something so important that the parents of three were willing to be late to Ben's big night — all mysteries which were set up for the upcoming seventh and likely final season of the NBC comedy.

What does this all mean for the show? TVGuide.com caught up with executive producer Mike Schur to get the scoop:read more

VIDEO: The Cones of Dunshire

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Aired: 11/21/2013

During his week off between jobs, Ben becomes obsessed with creating a new role-playing game called 'The Cones of Dunshire.' watch

VIDEO: Parks and Recreation: Second Chunce

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Leslie hatches a last-second scheme to get herself reinstated onto the Pawnee City Council. watch

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Year Title Description
2009 Delocated! TV Show Series, Actor - Jon
2009 Delocated! TV Show Series, Creator
2009 Delocated! TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2008 Be Kind Rewind Movie, Actor - West Coast Video Employee NYC
2008 Baby Mama Movie, Actor - Vegan Waiter

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Parks and Recreation: An Ode to Ann and Chris Before Their Farewell

In the spring of 2009, a new kind of romance was born on NBC when overeager bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) met sweet nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) on the Parks and Recreation series premiere. Over the last six seasons, their journey has spawned catchphrases, beautiful compliments and a new faith in female friendships on television. However, that will all soon come to an end when Jones and co-star Rob Lowe leave the comedy early next year.

"Amy and Rashida, like Leslie and Ann, are dealing with it in real time," Jones tells TVGuide.com. "Amy has been saying to people, 'She thinks she's leaving, but I'm going to lock her in my trailer.' I'm a little bit in denial about it, too."

Parks and Recreation boss on why and how Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones will exit

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Amy Schumer Takes Us Inside Her New Comedy Central Series

On Tuesday, the Last Comic Standing vet Amy Schumer debuts her very own series on Comedy Central. Inside Amy Schumer (10:30/9:30c) is a riotous mishmash of scripted scenes, recorded stand-up material, and interviews with regular Joes. Schumer took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to call up TV Guide Magazine and get us Inside Amy.

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Parks and Recreation Scoop: Will Leslie Win Back the Lot?

The fate of the park on Parks and Recreation is on the line!

Under the guise of assisting April (Aubrey Plaza) with a plan to turn Lot 48 into a dog park, Councilman Jamm (Jon Glaser) "jammed" Leslie (Amy Poehler) last week, making a play for the lot for his own nefarious reasons. How will Leslie respond? read more

Parks and Recreation Scoop: Leslie's About to Get a Rude Awakening

What would Hillary Rodham Clinton do in Leslie Knope's situation?

When Parks and Recreation returns, the newly elected city councillor of the great city of Pawnee, Ind., may have to turn to her political idol for inspiration in order to deal with navigating the idiosyncrasies of small-town government, the increased responsibilities — seriously, rivers can't clean themselves, people! — and the unexpected stresses that come with her new position. But will Leslie Knope cope or crack?

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