'Parks and Recreation' Co-Star Moving On to New Steve Carell Sitcom Deadline
One of the original cast members of the NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation” will move on to a new role on TBS after she leaves "Parks." Deadline.com reports that Rashida Jones will play the lead on TBS’s “Tribeca,” a comedy co-created and directed by "The Office" alum Steve Carell.
Jones has played Ann Perkins on “Parks and Recreation” for six seasons. Since her departure was announced last year, she has been in demand for other projects, while she’s also busy as a producer for her production company Le Train Train, the story notes.
In the TBS comedy, which is co-written by Carell and his wife, actress Nancy Carell, Jones will play Angie Tribeca, a 10-year veteran of the Really Heinous Crimes Unit of the LAPD, the story says. Production is tentatively slated to begin in February or March, the piece adds.