Could we be revisiting Pawnee, Indiana, soon? Amy Poehler says, “Knope we can!” While promoting her new show “Making It” with “Parks and Recreation” co-star Nick Offerman on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Poehler said she thinks a revival of the beloved NBC comedy could eventually happen.
“I’ll speak for everybody and say we would all do it,” Poehler said. “I think we would all do it someday. It would be amazing.”
The key word here is “someday.” The cast, which includes Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari and, oh yeah, Chris Pratt, is very busy (though Lowe’s CBS drama “Code Black” did just get canceled Thursday), as are creators Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. Schur, in particular, will have three shows on the air next season: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Good Place” and new comedy “Abby’s.”
But in this revival and reboot era — Offerman’s wife Megan Mullally is, of course, back on “Will & Grace” — and because NBC is intent on resurrecting all of its former hits, it seems inevitable that the idea of more “Parks and Rec” will pop up in the conversation. But the show only ended three years ago, so this is the definition of “too soon” if it were to happen now. Wait a few more years or 10, guys. Let us really miss it. It’s not like you didn’t get to end on your own terms.
But if “Parks and Rec” did return, then Poehler could finally win an Emmy for playing Leslie Knope. Poehler was nominated six times for Best Comedy Actress, but, like many, had the misfortune of going up against Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) for the majority of the time; she lost four times to Louis-Dreyfus and once each to Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”) and Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”). She finally got her first Emmy in 2016 for co-hosting “Saturday Night Live” with Tina Fey.
The show itself didn’t fare as well in Best Comedy Series, receiving just two nominations in its seven-season run, so a potential revival could also rectify this injustice.
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