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Parks and Recreation Casts Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany as a Love Interest for [Spoiler]

Parks and Recreation Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black‘s chameleon-like leading lady Tatiana Maslany will flex her comedic muscles on Season 6 of Parks and Recreation.

Per our sister site Deadline, the actress will guest-star in two episodes of the NBC sitcom as a love interest for Aziz Ansari’s wannabe playboy Tom.

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Maslany — who has a background in improv — isn’t the only Orphan Black star keeping busy during the BBC America thriller’s hiatus. Dylan Bruce, who plays military man Paul, recently booked a role in Lifetime’s adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ novel Flowers in the Attic, as well as a small arc on The CW’s Arrow.

Parks and Recreation kicks off Season 6 with a one-hour premiere on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c.

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  1. taelor says:

    She can do comedy well, too! Her characterization on the dramedy Instant Star was awesome.

  2. Steven says:

    But will she have multiple personality disorder?

  3. Vlada says:


  4. Hamza says:

    Great news!

  5. Elyse says:

    awesome!!! can’t wait!

  6. Maris says:

    I’m so freaking excited about this, one of my favorite actresses on my favorite show! I just hope the role’s more interesting than just “Tom’s love interest”

    • cjeffery7 says:

      come on, this is parks & rec we’re talking about. even jerry’s not to the dud he’s made out to be.

      • Maris says:

        I know, but usually Tom’s love interest are boring, I know they’ll probably give Tatiana something better to work with though, and even if they don’t, she can do magic with every role she gets so I’m still really excited

  7. Yay! Just a warm up until production for Orphan Black season 2 kicks off next month!

  8. dude says:

    She should be in everything, every show so the Emmys can’t deny her awesomeness.

  9. Dick Whitman says:

    This is… awesome.

  10. Sarah says:

    The emmy snubs are gathering together. Love it. Maybe Jennifer Carpenter can come and drop some f-bombs too?

  11. LDSK says:

    Huh. Never pegged her for comedy although I don’t know why. Some of her scenes as Alison were hysterical.

  12. Tom Sucks says:

    Tom is the worst part of Parks and Rec. f

  13. Tom Is Ugly says:

    How does Ton get a y girls?

  14. Superhero says:

    Son, YES.

  15. Donnie says:


  16. Eliza says:

    Two of my favorite girl crushes — Amy Poehler & Tatiana Maslany?!…. Yes, please!!

  17. Kay says:

    Very cool. Two of the best things on tv coming together.

  18. Smithy says:

    She is a welcome addition to anything, but especially Parks and Rec. Wonderful casting!

  19. @philvic says:

    And I thought she would play the Pawnee gang’s doppelgangers in that doppelganger episode. :))

  20. april-ann says:

    That’s all very nice. Parks and Rec is a great show. Good for them. But too bad she will not “flex her comedic muscles” on a different show, namely How I Met Your Mother. They went with someone her age to play the mother so since they did, too bad it’s not her because she has what I believe to be the right look.

  21. mayiread says:

    She’s amazing!

  22. Sara says:

    I just started watching Orphan Black…..she is AMAZING! Someone explain to me how she was not nominated for an Emmy?!! That is just mind boggling (though somewhat not surprising – the Emmy’s nominate the same crap over and over).

    • dsm says:

      There was instantly THREE STRIKES against Tatiana Maslany from receiving the nomination:
      1.) Who the HECK is this new Candian chick?
      2.) Orphan Black is on BBC AMERICA!
      3.) Sci-Fi genre never gets nominations – even though they are genrally the most deserving in the acting cateogries!

    • MA says:

      She should get ALL the awards!

  23. Bob says:

    Sign me up!

  24. Delia says:

    Whoa. I couldn’t even get to the article – just seeing “Parks and Rec” linked with “Tatiana Maslany” in the same headline caused my head to explode in a rain of glittery stars.