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'Parks and Recreation' cast reunites for fundraising special

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 20:30:33-04

The original cast members of “Parks and Recreation” are getting back to work for a coronavirus-related fundraising special.

Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Aziz Ansari are among the sitcom’s stars who will take part in the half-hour special airing 8:30 p.m. Eastern Thursday, April 30, on NBC.

The story reflects the real-life crisis, with Poehler’s Leslie Knope striving to stay in touch with her friends while observing social distancing.

NBC says contributions will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which is helping food banks serve vulnerable community members. “Parks and Recreation,” about an Indiana’s town public officials, ended its seven-season run in 2015.