January 15, 2009
Poehler mockumentary is set in Indiana
Amy Poehler's new, as-yet-untitled, comedy series is a mockumentary about a bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind., NBC said.
Little was known about the show before the network's announcement Thursday.
The Office producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the comedy looks at
the exciting world of local government and is slated to premiere April 9, the network said.
The documentary cameras follow Leslie Knope (played by Poehler,) a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind., NBC said in a news release.
In an attempt to beautify her town -- and advance her career -- Leslie takes on what should be a fairly simple project: help local nurse Ann Logan (played by Rashida Jones) take on defensive bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, real estate developers, and single-issue fanatics -- whose weapons are lawsuits, the jumble of city codes, and the very democratic process that Leslie loves so much. Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza also star.
Poehler is best known for her work on
Saturday Night Live, and in the big-screen comedies
Blades of Glory and
Jones had a recurring role on