On Thursday, April 26, fans of NBC's PARKS AND RECREATION (Thursdays, 9:30-10 p.m. ET) were treated to a special director's cut featuring five additional minutes of that night's episode which was directed by series star Amy Poehler. Two additional episodes will get the supersized treatment , wrapping up with the show's season finale on May 10.
Following is the schedule:
Episode 420 - "The Debate" - LESLIE FINALLY GETS HER DEBATE WITH BOBBY NEWPORT -- Paul Rudd ("OUR IDIOT BROTHER") GUEST STARS -- DIRECTED BY Amy Poehler. Leslie (Amy Poehler, who also wrote and directed) goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) in their big televised debate. Ann (Rashida Jones), Tom (Aziz Ansari), and Chris (Rob Lowe) work in the media spin room, while Ron (Nick Offerman) goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie's donors. Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir and Retta also star.
Episode 421 - "Bus Tour" - LESLIE'S LAST STAND -- Paul Rudd ("KNOCKED UP") GUEST STARS. Leslie (Amy Poehler) goes on a bus tour for the final day of her campaign, and is caught off guard when an important person in Pawnee passes away. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) susses out a security threat, and Chris (Rob Lowe) finds an unlikely cure for his depression. Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Retta, and Jim O'Heir also star.
Episode 422 - "Win, Lose, or Draw" - IT'S ELECTION NIGHT IN PAWNEE -- Paul Rudd ("KNOCKED UP") AND Kathryn Hahn ("STEP BROTHERS") GUEST STAR. It's election day in Pawnee, and Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) are separated by a razor-thin margin. While everyone waits with Leslie for the race to be called, they ponder their futures, and their new opportunities. Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O'Heir and Retta also star.