Amy Poehler's NBC show detailed

Until today, we've know very little about the upcoming NBC sitcom starring Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler. Producers have finally let television critics take a look at the pilot script, and if anyone predicted Poehler would play a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks & Recreation department, well, you've won a prize.

The script was included in a press kit handed out at the Television Critics Association press tour, currently underway in Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh Post Gazette critic Rob Owen shared the details. Poehler is set to play Leslie Knope, who works for the Parks and Recreation Department in Pawnee, Indiana.

Human Giant's Aziz Ansari will play a rival government official, Rashida Jones (formerly of The Office) will play a local nurse, and Upright Citizens Brigade vet Aubrey Plaza will play Leslie's intern. Leslie will team up with Jones' character to try and lobby for a construction pit to be turned into a city park.

The comedy will be shot in the same "mockumentary" form as The Office, and according to Owen, has a very similar comedic style as the Dunder-Mifflin crew.

The show has everything going for it so far: great writers, an awesome cast, and a fantastic pedigree. If this works out, Greg Daniels (the man behind The Office and Poehler's new sitcom) could become the live-action Seth McFarlane.

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Mar 18, 2009
Amy Poehler was one of the best things to come out of SNL for the past few seasons. Her work on Arrested Development also scored high points with me. I have high hopes for this series. :)
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Jan 20, 2009
I'll have to watch it
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Jan 19, 2009
Sounds promising. I hope it turns out good. We need more comedies on TV.
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Jan 17, 2009
i hope she has as much success as tina! love both of them
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Jan 17, 2009
definitely worth a look!
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Jan 16, 2009
I'll give it a try.
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Jan 16, 2009
Kinda sounds exactly like "The Office" but outdoors. Will it be called "The Outside"? So this is a remake of a remake of a foreign show? I hope it's awesome and not repetitive. I'd hate for my love of The Office to be tainted.
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Jan 16, 2009
I'll pass, not much of an AP fan.
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Jan 16, 2009
That sounds awesome!
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Jan 16, 2009
It may be ok, we'll see.
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Jan 16, 2009
I can't wait!
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Jan 16, 2009
Sounds promising. It's not like they are putting the show entirely on Amy's name -- at least they look like they're setting up a decent backup ensemble cast. And oh by the way, thank goodness this isn't another remake of another foreign sitcome.
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Jan 15, 2009
Sounds good. I'm just glad it's not reality!
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Jan 15, 2009
i like amy poehler she hilarious. ill give this a shot even though I can't STANDD the office! I hope its good!
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Jan 15, 2009
not another sit com yuck
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