Parks and Rec's Next Three Episodes, Including Halloween Outing, Bumped by The Voice, SNL

Parks and Recreation PreemptedThe next three episodes of Parks and Recreation — including a Halloween-themed outing that was to air Oct. 31 — are being preempted, NBC confirmed with its latest scheduling alert.

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The Voice‘s Battle Rounds this week will spill over into Thursday’s 8 o’clock hour, bumping Orphan Black superstar Tatiana Maslany’s second Parks visit and filling the void left by the now-cancelled Welcome to the Family. Then on Halloween night, NBC will air a holiday-themed Saturday Night Live special.

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Lastly, on Thursday, Nov. 7, The Voice’s live playoffs results show — which was originally set to fill the 9 o’clock hour (thus preempting Sean Saves the World and The Michael J Fox Show) — instead will air at 8 pm, again bumping Parks.

NBC will “catch up” Parks and Rec fans with back-to-back episodes on Nov. 14 and 21 — though (UPDATE) the show will then disappear again until possibly as late as Jan. 9, 2014, due to other specials, football, The Sing-Off and that live Sound of Music thing, Vulture points out.