Parks and Recreation Hot Shots: It's Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Time in Pawnee - and Beyond!

Leslie and Ben are goin’ to the chapel and they’re gonna get married — but not before they hit the town for their bachelor/bachelorette parties!

Parks and Recreation‘s first new episode in 2013 (airing Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC) finds the Pawnee lovebirds celebrating their newly betrothed status, and we’ve got your first look at their big night out.

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Showrunner Mike Schur recently chatted with TVLine about the couple’s pre-wedding festivities, teasing with a laugh: “Neither [party] ends up going the way they intended.” Ann is throwing her bestie’s soiree “and really wants it to go well” — and, based on the shots below, it does. Chris, meanwhile, is in charge of Ben’s, which starts as “playing board games and drinking Miller Lite at a friend’s house,” but quickly involves Newt Gingrich and the Indianapolis Colts (?).

Click through the photos below, then hit the comments with your thoughts!