‘Parks And Recreation’ Town Getting Book Treatment Via NBCUniversal & Hyperion

Here’s a novel concept: NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Hyperion Books are teaming to publish Pawnee: The Greatest Town In America, a book “written” by Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Pawnee, Ind., is the setting for the series, which centers on Knope, a deputy director in the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. The book, penned by the series’ writing staff, will be published Oct. 4, a couple of weeks after the Primetime Emmy Awards are handed out; the series is expected to garner some Emmy attention when nominations are revealed July 14 (Poehler received an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy nom in 2010). “The ever-expanding town of Pawnee has become its own character in our show, and we’re thrilled that we got to accelerate that expansion in one giant, goofy 240-page comedy book,” said Mike Schur, co-creator and executive producer of the series. “It’s a complete portrait of Everytown, USA, which every reader — whether a fan of the show or a newbie — can enjoy.”

Comments (7)

  • Best show on television.

    Comment by Ginger — Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 2:38pm PDT  
    • Ditto!

      Comment by Jiminy Kritic — Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 5:17pm PDT  
  • In your face, Lake Wobegon!

    Comment by ck in la — Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 4:46pm PDT  
  • Speaking as someone from Indiana: F**k this show.

    Comment by blistering — Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 4:52pm PDT  
    • Speaking as someone from Indiana, F*ck You. This show rules!

      Comment by Matthew Thomas — Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 6:55pm PDT  
  • I would say that Community takes that honor for being hilarious and creative, but as far as more traditional fare goes P&R can’t be beat.

    Comment by mike — Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 4:57pm PDT  
  • So now it’s more than The Office‘s American Dad?

    Comment by ILDC — Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 8:36pm PDT  

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