Parks and Rec: Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones Returning for Final Season

This will litrilly be music to Parks and Recreation fans’ ears: Chris and Ann are headed back to Pawnee.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will reprise their respective roles during the NBC comedy’s seventh and final season.

Earlier this month, EP Mike Schur strongly intimated that Lowe and Jones were among the Parks and Rec vets on his final-season wish-list, telling TVLine, “We made a list of people that we needed to see back one more time. We didn’t get everybody we wanted, because some people had other obligations. But a lot of the people we were hoping to see one more time — we managed to make that happen.”

Lowe and Jones — who are slated to appear in one episode — departed Parks midway through Season 6, when Chris and Ann relocated to Michigan to be closer to her family. Jones briefly returned later in the season after Ann gave birth to little Oliver.

NBC has yet to announce a premiere date for Parks.

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  1. I am glad that Parks and Recreation will leave the air as a winner and the show will get two cast member in the last season.

  2. Isabel says:

    I really hope they are back for more than just one episode. I can’t wait for this season but I also don’t want it to be over!!! I’m gonna miss those crazy Pawneeans!

  3. webly3 says:

    SO excited! Even if it is only for one episode.

  4. kd83954 says:

    So stoked! You couldn’t end the show without Ann and Chris returning!

  5. Ben says:

    I like both of their characters. I’m glad they get to return one more time.

  6. Ben says:

    Hopefully in the finale.

  7. Anna says:

    This is LITERALLY the best news ever!

  8. militantgod says:

    Seriously, why are people surprised by this? It wasn’t like they left the show on bad terms. It was a no brainer, they’d be coming back before the season was out. Now, seeing Paul Schneider would be surprising,

  9. abz says:

    Not music to my ears. Rob Lowe’s character is one of the most annoying on the show. I was so happy when he left. Hated the character. I’m indifferent about Ann, but it’ll make Leslie happy.

  10. Joey Padron says:

    Happy they’ll be back for an episode! Can’t wait to see what Ann and Chris are up in a few years in the future.

  11. Carm says:

    Yay! I missed them on the show.

  12. Will says:

    If they thought Season 6 was going to be the last, why did they let Rashida and Rob leave at all? Why not have kept them on for the entire season?
    Also, the headline of this article is misleading; makes it sound like they’re back for the whole season which is not the case.

  13. JW says:

    That’s great, but did they get Little Sebastian?