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Parks and Recreation gets new UK home

The hit comedy series will finally continue in the UK this summer.

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation may have finished in the US already, but here in the UK we’re way behind.

Following the airing of the first three seasons, the show disappeared from our airwaves but it’s now coming back on Dave. Starting this summer, the show will return with the UK premiere of season 4 on 27th July 2015. Season 5 will follow straight after with seasons 6 and 7 scheduled to air in Summer 2016.

The award-winning comedy series sees Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her trusty group of office mates followed around by a documentary crew, offering a quirky look into their everyday lives at the Parks and Recreation department in Pawnee, Indiana. Leslie’s passion for Pawnee and her never-ending efforts to better the department make for some comical situations. Season 4 picks up with Leslie running for city council while Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) has his hands full with the women in his life. Meanwhile, the rest of the clan is left to deal with the everyday toils of office romances and politics.

Parks and Recreation stars Hollywood A–listers Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Rashida Jones (The Social Network), Aziz Ansari (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Nick Offerman (22 Jump Street), Aubrey Plaza (The To Do List), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World), Adam Scott (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Brothers and Sisters).

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Alexandra Finlay, Head of Acquisitions for UKTV, says, “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with NBCUniversal on this deal. As an award-winning comedy with a superb cast, Parks and Recreation is a fantastic addition to Dave’s scripted acquisition slate.”

Steve North, General Manager for Dave added, “Parks and Recreation feels like it was written for Dave; the wit and humour fits perfectly on the channel and will be a great addition to the slate, sitting alongside Suits which we are bringing closer to the US TX.”

The series deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution was brokered by UKTV’s Head of Acquisitions, Alexandra Finlay, and includes Seasons 4 to 7 coming to Dave, as well as catch-up on UKTV’s on-demand service, UKTV Play.

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