Rashida Jones may be leaving "Parks and Recreation" after the first 13 episodes of Season 6, but she's already got another job lined up. Sadly, it's not in front of the camera.
Jones and her "Celeste & Jesse Forever" writing partner, Will McCormack, are developing comedy "Stuck" for Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "Stuck" pilot was written by "Parks and Rec" scribe Alexandra Rushfield, and centers around a middle-aged woman who feels stuck in her monotonous bank job. The woman helps her "stuck in childhood" daughter get a job at the bank, but the plan backfires when her daughter becomes her boss. The comedy will follow the trials and tribulations of the pair at work and home as both try and get "unstuck."
The comedy earned a put-pilot commitment at Fox which virtually guarantees it will be picked up to series, and is set up at Warner Bros. Television, who will produce alongside Jones and McCormack's Le Train Train production company.
"Parks" executive producer Mike Schur said that Jones and co-star Rob Lowe's exit from the show was entirely mutual and driven by the plot. "We had the idea creatively to sort of move in that direction and it totally dovetailed and aligned with what the two actors envisioned for themselves in their careers. So it's a big, happy, mutual hug-fest celebration," he told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour last week. "Rashida has a producing gig at Warner Bros. and she just sold a TV show yesterday -- I hope I'm not breaking that news -- and she's really focusing more on writing. And as I writer, I fully support that."
"Parks and Recreation" returns to NBC on Thursday, September 26 with the hourlong Season 6 premiere.