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Parks and Rec Scoop: Lucy Lawless Books Multi-Episode Arc as Love Interest For [Spoiler]

Lucy Lawless Parks and RecreationIs Ron Swanson man enough for Xena?

Former Spartacus vixen Lucy Lawless has booked a multi-episode arc on Parks and Recreation as a love interest for Nick Offerman’s hyper-masculine alter ego, TVLine has confirmed.

Lawless, who is coming off of a three-year run on Spartacus, will play a single mom in Pawnee named Diane who has a small problem in her neighborhood. Ron and Andy are dispatched to help her, and Andy notices there might be some chemistry between her and Ron.

Parks and Rec‘s fifth season bows on Thursday, Sept. 20 on NBC.