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NBC Is Basically Putting ‘Parks & Rec’ in Timeout For the Rest of the Year

As networks start to make some tough decisions about which new shows will continue and which will be chopped, the long-struggling NBC has made what will probably be a very unpopular move: putting Parks & Recreation on a hiatus for most of the rest of the year. Effective immediately, the adventures of Pawnee’s beloved city government are being tabled (aside from a brief return for its two-part Halloween episode …which will air in mid-November.) Instead, NBC is planning to air some football, The Voice and some SNL re-runs, and then bring Parks & Rec back in early 2014.

According to Vulture, the idea is to garner some fresh viewers to its newest attempt at a comedy: Sean Saves the World, and it’s hoping that airing some of its bigger successes will bring in more viewers. This doesn’t mean Parks & Rec is canceled (yet), but it does mean that red tape is getting in the way of one NBC’s last very good comedies. And we know how Ron Swanson feels about red tape …

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