The upcoming seventh season of "Parks and Recreation" will be the series' last.
NBC confirmed the news when it released its 2014-2015 season schedule this weekend, saying in a press release that the show would premiere midseason. On Monday, NBC Entertainment chair Bob Greenblatt said that the series would wrap up with 13 episodes, a number agreed upon by "Parks and Rec" creator Mike Schur and star Amy Poehler.
After last month's sixth season finale, which featured a three-year time jump, many speculated that "Parks"'s next season would be its last, something Schur alluded to in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"The idea that we're nearing the end is part of what gave us the courage to do something like jumping ahead in time," he told the trade at the time. "We know we don't have to sustain it for five years. It's a move you do when you know that the show is nearing the end of its run."
On Sunday, Schur tweeted about the news, writing, "We felt it was time to bring #ParksandRec to a close." He also said that the the decision to end the series was "100% mutual between [the] creative team and network," adding that he was "Sad, but happy and excited."
A premiere date for the final season has not yet been set.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
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