NBC Sends “Parks and Recreation” on Hiatus

Posted Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:33 AM GMT

It’s one of the most beloved comedies on television today, so it’s curious that the NBC network has put “Parks and Recreation” on an immediate hiatus.

The Amy Poehler-starring program won’t be aired this week or for the next two weeks, and after returning for two weeks it will go back on the shelf until January.

In place of “Parks & Rec,” NBC will air a variety of specials like “The Voice,” “The Sing-Off,” a “Saturday Night Live” Halloween special, and the return of “Community.”

According to insiders, Ron Swanson & Co. are just being put off for a bit in order to put more emphasis on the new 9pm comedy “Sean Saves the World,” though the move may end up backfiring given that “Parks” is the network’s strongest show of its genre.

Nevertheless, things should be back to normal in January, and there’s been no talk of canceling “Parks and Recreation,” much to fans’ relief.

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