Leslie Knope's campaign for Panwee City Council may hit a bump in the road thanks to a new guest star. Paul Rudd will play a political opponent on an upcoming episode of "Parks and Recreation" (Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC), according to Vulture.
The actor, who can next be seen in "Wanderlust" opposite Jennifer Aniston, will appear in at least one episode of the NBC comedy. Other upcoming guest stars include "Free Agents'" Kathryn Hahn as an adviser to one of Leslie's opponents and Carl Reiner as a powerful Pawnee elder.
Some of Rudd's other TV roles include a recurring arc on "Friends," an episode of "Veronica Mars" and a voice role on "The Simpsons."
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