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How will 'Parks and Recreation' ultimately end?

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After seven glorious season filled with waffles and bacon, the adventures of Johnny Karate and Burt Macklin, the life and death of Li’l Sebastian and Leslie Knope’s (Amy Poehler) shiny demeanor, Parks and Recreation will soon go off the air for good.

How will viewers say goodbye to Pawnee? During the Television Critics Association’s winter TV previews, executive producer Mike Schur revealed that the entirety of the main cast will be around for the series finale. “Everyone is there at the end,” he said. “The last moments of the show are everybody in the same place at the same time.” (Here’s hoping that means Ron and Leslie are friends again by then!)

As for the ancillary characters, Schur noted that there would be moments of nostalgia that would bring back familiar faces throughout the season—including Jon Hamm, Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones, and Paul Rudd. “We do say goodbye to some people in the town,” Poehler says of the secondary characters getting a send off, either “by leaving or dying.”

Parks and Recreation airs Tuesdays at 8 a.m. ET on NBC.

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