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Parks and Rec losing two of it’s main cast? (Update: creator confirms)

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Bad news coming to the town of Pawnee, Indiana…

Parks and Recreation regulars Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will be leaving the hit show during it’s upcoming sixth season.

It will not be a sudden departure, however, as it is believed that they will not be exiting the show until the 13th episode of the series, which is due to air sometime in February. Their exit storyline is not yet known, but considering how the fifth series ended with their characters –

 

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– Chris and Ann were trying for a baby –

 

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– it is likely that particular story arc will play into their departures.

Series 6 of Parks and Recreation is due to start in September.

 
[UPDATE]

 
The show’s creator has now confirmed the news, releasing a statement;

 

The news about Rob and Rashida is true — they will be leaving the show after the 13th episode of the upcoming season six. We’ve been working on their storyline (on and off) for four seasons now, and heading into this year, with the two of them contemplating parenthood, it felt like a natural time to move them into the next phase.

We absolutely love both Rashida and Rob, and will be sad to see them go. Rashida was one of the very first people we knew we wanted in the cast, and as important as Ann is to Leslie (and vice-versa), she’ll certainly never be far from Pawnee. Rob we initially thought we could only have for six or eight episodes, and we couldn’t be happier that he will have stuck around for 75.

They are wonderful, funny, committed actors, they’ve been a huge part of the Parks and Rec family, and we think we have a great Pawnee send-off in the works for them.

 

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