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Cast is reuniting for a COVID-19 charity special
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2020 2:03 AM CDT
Exciting News, Parks and Recreation Fans
Amy Poehler, a cast member in the NBC show "Parks and Recreation," answers questions from reporters during the NBC Universal 2010 Summer Press Day in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, April 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) Parks and Recreation is coming back—at least briefly. The beloved sitcom will air a new episode on NBC April 30 in which Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope catches up with all of her socially-distancing friends and colleagues. Deadline reports that the entire original cast, which also includes Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Rob Lowe, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O’Heir, and Retta, will participate, with other "special guest stars from the Pawnee universe" a possibility as well, per a press release. The show is aimed at raising money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which is assisting community food banks during the coronavirus pandemic, Rolling Stone reports. State Farm, Subaru of America, NBCUniversal, and the writers, producers, and cast of the show will be making matching donations up to $500,000. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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