Paul Rudd to return to Parks & Recreation

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Reports are surfacing via Entertainment Weekly that Paul Rudd (40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Anchorman) will be reprising his role as Bobby Newport in the seventh and final season of Parks & Recreation.

Rudd's previous appearances in the series came in Season four during which his character, the heir to the Sweetums fortune, ran against the shows lead Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) in a vote for a City Council seat.

Parks & Recreation's Executive Producer, Michael Schur said: 

"He's the world's nicest human being - and the funniest. We made a list of all the people that we wanted to have back and he was high on the list, so we managed to snag him."

Schur went on to reveal the nature of Bobby Newport's role in the final season. 

"Ben (Adam Scott) needs to fill a certain position and he thinks that Bobby might be a good candidate."

Rudd will not be the only returning member to the cast, he will be joined by Amy Poehler (Mean Girls, Blades of Glory, Envy),  Adam Scott (Step Brothers, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Aviator), Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Austin Powers, Wayne's World), Rashida Jones (I Love You Man, The Muppets, The Social Network), Aziz Ansari (Scrubs, Get Him To The Greek, Epic), Nick Offerman (21/22 Jump Street, We're The Millers, The Lego Movie), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie, The Men Who Stare At Goats), Aubrey Plaza (Scott Pilgrim, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, Life After Beth), Jim O'Heir (Life After Beth, Seeking a Friend for the end of the Earth, Strip Mall) and Retta (Fracture, Slackers, Dragon Wars).

Season seven of Parks & Recreation premiers 13th January 2015 on NBC in the United States although no UK release date has been announced.

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