This kind-hearted sitcom starring Amy Poehler makes civic bureaucracy seem almost fun – and now it's coming to British TV
Few television-related stories have been more welcome this autumn than the news that BBC4 has confirmed its aquisition of the wonderful Parks and Recreation.
Forget the Emmys showered on Modern Family: this Amy Poehler comedy, which centres around the oddball employees of the parks and recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, is arguably the strongest sitcom on Us television right now, making its late arrival in Britain all the more surprising.
Reading this on mobile? Click here to view
So what makes it so brilliant? As with many great shows, the key can be found in its evolution. Scripted by Us Office writers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, it was conceived as a vehicle for then Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler and started out as a »
- Sarah Hughes
Similar News Items"Saturday Night Live" (1975)
- SNL: Weekend Update Summer Edition: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on NBC? (From TVSeriesFinale. 18 August 2017, 7:26 PM, PDT)
- Tina Fey Tells Americans To Avoid Neo-Nazi Rallies, Eat Cake Instead On ‘Weekend Update’ (From Uinterview. 18 August 2017, 2:27 PM, PDT)
- Thursday TV Ratings: Beat Shazam, The Wall, Boy Band, Zoo, Penn & Teller: Fool Us (From TVSeriesFinale. 18 August 2017, 1:32 PM, PDT)
- All 18 Movies and Shows Steve Bannon Wrote, Directed or Produced (Photos) (From The Wrap. 18 August 2017, 11:19 AM, PDT)
- ‘Conan’ Reveals Trump-Obama Tapes: “Any Other Juicy Mandela Quotes You Could Throw My Way”? (From Deadline TV. 18 August 2017, 7:48 AM, PDT)
- Why Tina Fey’s ‘Weekend Update’ Cake-Eating Stunt Sends a Mixed Message of Inaction and Privilege (From Indiewire Television. 18 August 2017, 1:26 AM, PDT)
- The Orchard boards Lynn Shelton's 'Outside In' (From ScreenDaily. 17 August 2017, 10:15 AM, PDT)
- Lynn Shelton’s Drama ‘Outside In’ Sells to The Orchard in Advance of Toronto Premiere (From Indiewire. 17 August 2017, 9:00 AM, PDT)
- Louis C.K.’s New Movie is Hardly a Surprise (From FilmSchoolRejects. 16 August 2017, 1:55 PM, PDT)