“Parks and Recreation” is going out with a bang.
The NBC sitcom, which is entering its seventh and final season, is receiving a grand farewell from the network in what’s being billed as “the first TV event of the new year.”
The event will kick off on Jan. 13, when the final season premieres with back-to-back episodes from 8-9 p.m.
The series will continue to air back-to-back episodes each week until its hourlong series finale, which will air Feb. 24, following “The Voice.”
“Mike Schur and Amy Poehler, along with their incredible producers, cast and crew, have given us one of the great television comedies of all time, and we’re inordinately proud of ‘Parks and Recreation,'” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said. “In an effort to give it the send-off it deserves, we wanted to ‘eventize’ the final season to maximize the impact of these episodes, which really do take the show to a new level. The highly anticipated one-hour finale will air behind ‘The Voice’ in order to lead the largest audience possible into what promises to be a very special hour of television.”
NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke added: “Critics, viewers and all of us at NBC fell in love with this endearing, funny, heartfelt show and its authentic cast of characters. After seven amazing seasons, saying goodbye to the folks of Pawnee will be bittersweet, so we want to give the show and its fans the most impactful final season possible.”