‘Parks and Recreation’ Chicago episode to air Tuesday (PHOTOS)
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“Parks and Recreation” charges out of the gate for its seventh and final season Tuesday with a pair of back-to-back episodes, the latter filmed partly in Chicago.
A portion of the Pawnee gang came to Chicago in early September to shoot scenes for “Ron and Jammy,” the second installment of the 13-episode farewell season.
On what started out to be a drizzly day for filming, Andy Dwyer (“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt) and Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) rolled up in front of Trib Tower on Michigan Avenue in a cab from the fictional Indiana town where the NBC comedy is set.
They were spotted by the Bean in Millennium Park and on a bridge over the Chicago River with Tom’s former flame Lucy, played by Natalie Morales — who tweeted that one onlooker mistook her for Amanda Peet.
Andy and Tom also hit the beach — North Avenue Beach, to be exact — before heading to Wrigley Field.
The network’s log lines for the episode describe it like this: “Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ron (Nick Offerman) briefly put aside their feud to help old foe Jeremy Jamm (Jon Glaser) escape the clutches of the diabolical Tammy 2 (Nick Offerman’s real-life wife, Megan Mullally). Ben (Adam Scott) vows to help April (Aubrey Plaza) discover her true passion in life, while Andy and Tom travel to Chicago.”
“Parks and Recreation” capped off season six last spring with a time jump three years into the future.
NBC will air back-to-back episodes at 8 p.m. every Tuesday leading up to the hourlong finale Feb. 24.