Parks and Recreation Exclusive: Sean Hayes Is Pawnee-Bound!

Parks and Recreation is slowly working its way through the cast of Will & Grace. The NBC comedy’s latest hire: Sean Hayes!

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actor-producer will guest star in a spring episode that puts the spotlight on Leslie’s (Amy Poehler) campaign for city council.

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Hayes will play a revered  TV journalist who the locals refer to affectionately as “the Matt Lauer of Indianapolis.” His character lands a big interview with Leslie, potentially boosting her election prospects. Or not. Rumor has it the high profile chat doesn’t go as smoothly as Leslie would have liked.

Hayes’ former Will & Grace sidekick, Megan Mullally, recurs on Parks and Rec as Ron Swanson’s second ex-wife, Tammy, although their paths are not expected to cross in this particular episode.

As TVLine reported over the summer, the Peacock is currently developing a fresh sitcom vehicle for Hayes, who has kept very busy in recent years as a successful TV producer (Hot in Cleveland, Grimm). He also stars as Larry in the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Three Stooges.