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J.K. Simmons has been tapped as Ben's replacement on Parks and Recreation, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Calm down, Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie (Amy Poehler) fans! Your favorite civic-minded couple isn't breaking up. The Closer alum won't be playing Ben, but instead will play the gruff mayor of Ben's hometown. If you recall, Ben previously held that position when he was just 18 years old before being impeached.

Parks and Recreation: Annabeth Gish to play Ben's sister

In the same episode, we'll meet Ben's sister (Annabeth Gish) when Ben and Leslie head to his hometown.

Parks and Recreation airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.