Comedy Central has obtained the rights to the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation and is celebrating with an all-day marathon on Martin Luther king Jr. Day. Select episodes will also be available to stream on the Comedy Central App and cc.com. The news comes on the heels of a Parks and Rec cast reunion for 2019.
Parks and Rec ran for seven seasons before ending its run on NBC in 2015. The show followed a small town parks department and featured an ensemble cast that featured Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, and Rob Lowe. Currently, FXX is showing re-runs of the series.
The news comes after a cast reunion was announced for next year. For the 10th anniversary of the show, the cast will reunite at PaleyFest LA. “We’re thrilled to be reuniting at PaleyFest. And truth be told, we were all hanging out already anyway, so carpooling will be easy,” Poehler and creator co-Michael Schur said in a statement.
PaleyFest is an annual TV festival running out of the Paley Center for Media featuring panels and screenings each spring. Poehler said earlier this month that she is ready for a reunion. Hopefully, the live appearance could be the first of many.
Comedy Central has been obtaining the distribution rights for several shows, most notably Bojack Horseman back in September. The deal was a rare off-network syndication for a Netflix series. Comedy Central also acquired the rights to the Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show and King of the Hill to round out their animated programming.
An all-day marathon of Parks and Rec will air January 21, 2019.