Pregnancy in Pawnee: ‘Parks’ Star Poehler Expecting

NBC comedy will delay summer hiatus to bank episodes in advance

Last Updated: March 17, 2010 @ 3:27 PM

"Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler is expecting her second child — a development that will cause NBC to do some juggling with the comedy’s production schedule. 

A rep for Poehler confimed that the actress, who’s married to Will Arnett ("Arrested Development"), is pregnant.  

 

Producers have already started planning to accomodate Poehler’s pregnancy, with the goal of ensuring the series can return on schedule in late September or early October. 

 

After taking a few weeks off early this spring, "Parks" will delay its normal summer hiatus in order to start banking episodes before Poehler takes maternity leave. The baby is due in late summer. 

 

"We’ll continue in production of season three as soon as production of season two concludes," a rep for producer Universal Media Studios told TheWrap.

 

Producers will no doubt find ways to film around Poehler’s pregnancy. If they need help, they could always call up "How I Met Your Mother" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who last year had to deal with both of their female leads becoming preggers — at the same time.

 

Poehler’s pregnancy is said to have been known to NBC brass and producers for several weeks now, allowing time for planning.

 

NBC renewed "Parks and Rec" in January.

 

One side note: Poehler’s pregnancy might dash the hopes of fans hoping she’ll reunite with Tina Fey to co-host the Emmys in late August.