“Anchorman” actor Paul Rudd will return to NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” to reprise his role as what EW.com’s Inside TV calls “professional manchild and Sweetums heir Bobby Newport.”
“He’s the world’s nicest human being—and the funniest,” executive producer Michael Schur said of Rudd. “We made a list of all the people that we wanted to have back and he was high on the list, so we managed to snag him.”
Rudd shot his scenes while filming the movie “Ant-Man, due for release in 2015,” the story notes. His previous storyline in the show involved his running against Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope for a City Council seat. He will reappear when Ben, played by Adam Scott, thinks Rudd’s character might be a good fit for a job.
The seventh and final season of “Parks and Recreation” rolls out Jan. 13.