Next Season of NBC Sitcom Likely to Be its Last

Apr 28, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The executive producer and showrunner of an NBC comedy series says the show's next season is likely to be its last. Michael Schur of “Parks and Recreation” made the comments to EW.com’s Inside TV.

“It’s fairly likely that next year will be the last,” Schur said. “The natural rhythm of the show and the big creative jump we take at the end of this season certainly suggests that we’re moving in that direction.”

Schur also said the show won’t be as focused on Pawnee politics next season. “The intention at least, at this point, is to move beyond the town a little bit. Obviously Leslie is still living there, but she’s playing on a much bigger stage now and it wouldn’t feel that logical if she were still battling it out with Jamm every week,” he said.

Asked whether he has the ending of the show planned, Schur said: “Chunks of it are mapped out. We have signposts and stuff, but other parts are wide-open and are very much up in the air.”

He added: “I have an idea for the final image — the final scene and the final image of the show — and I have no idea whether that’ll be the final image or not.”

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