12/01/2014 04:06 pm ET Updated Dec 01, 2014

'Parks And Recreation' Final Season Will Only Air For A Month

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NBC finally set a date for the last season of "Parks and Recreation": Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.

But there's a catch. The network will air the seventh and final season of Amy Poehler's little show that could for just over a month. Every Tuesday, there will be two back-to-back episodes, leading up to a series finale on Feb. 24.

“In an effort to give it the send-off it deserves, we wanted to 'eventize' the final season to maximize the impact of these episodes, which really do take the show to a new level," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "The highly anticipated one-hour finale will air behind 'The Voice' in order to lead the largest audience possible into what promises to be a very special hour of television."

Poehler and her team have remained quiet on what's up for Leslie Knope (Poehler) and the town of Pawnee in Season 7, but the end of last season saw Leslie and her husband Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) taking care of triplets in a three-year flash forward. Leslie ran a regional branch of the National Parks Service, Jon Hamm made a cameo and it was great.

In addition to the rest of the Parks department -- Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Retta and Aziz Ansari -- Megan Mullally, Natalie Morales and Rachel Dratch are set to make guest appearances. Hamm will return too.

"Parks" is currently NBC's longest-running comedy and originally started as a midseason replacement back in 2009.



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