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Supermodel Slated to Play Wife of 'Parks and Rec' Punching Bag EW

"Parks and Recreation" employee Jerry Gergich is often the butt of the department's jokes, but the character on the NBC sitcom, played by Jim O'Heir, is getting a knock-out wife. Supermodel Christie Brinkley has been tapped to play his often mentioned but never seen wife, Gayle, reports EW.com's Inside TV.

Brinkley, a three-time cover girl for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, will appear in the late-November episode "Ron and Diane."

Brinkley's recent acting credits include a role in the 2011 movie "Jack and Jill" and an appearance in a 2009 episode of "Ugly Betty."

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