A Parks and Recreation Special airs on Thursday, April 30 at 8:30pm ET/PT on NBC.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch A Parks and Recreation Special on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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NBC (live in most markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch A Parks and Recreation Special on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package comes with 47 channels, including NBC (live in select markets). Moreover, as part of Sling’s special “Happy Hour” promotion, you can sign up for Sling Blue anytime without a credit card (only email address) and then watch for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch A Parks and Recreation Special live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
NBC (live in most markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch A Parks and Recreation Special live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which includes every episode of Parks and Rec and will have the special available after it airs) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
‘Parks and Recreation’ Reunion Special Preview
The 30-minute comedy special is Hollywood’s latest endeavor to raise money and support for coronavirus relief. The telecast aims to raise funds for the Feeding American COVID-19 Response fund. Donations up to $500,000 will be matched by State Farm, Subaru, NBCUniversal and the writers, producers, and cast of Parks and Recreation.If you are interested in donating, you may do so here.
The special, while filmed remotely from the actors’ homes (following social distancing guidelines), features a new pieced-together story for Pawnee and its residents, placing them comically within the quarantined situation all viewers at home are experiencing. For fans of the show, this is the first time they will get to see new scripted content featuring their favorite Parks and Rec characters since the show’s series finale in 2015.
All of the original stars are expected to appear, including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta. The press release also teases that there may be some surprise cameos from some of the sitcom’s other beloved characters (and the actors who play them). Paul Rudd and Ben Schwartz are among the special guests anticipated to show up during the new at-home episode.
In NBC’s press announcement, executive producer Michael Schur talked about how the special came to be. He said “Like a lot of other people, we were looking for ways to help and felt that bringing these characters back for a night could raise some money. I sent a hopeful email to the cast and they all got back to me within 45 minutes. Our old ‘Parks and Rec’ team has put together one more 30-minute slice of (quarantined) Pawnee life and we hope everyone enjoys it. And donates!”
Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of Scripted Programming at NBC Entertainment added to that sentiment, saying “In such uncertain times, we can’t think of anyone better than Leslie Knope to unite our country with her unbridled enthusiasm and compassion. A huge thank you to Mike Schur and the cast of ‘Parks and Recreation’ for putting this wonderful special together and bringing a smile to all our faces while raising money for such a worthwhile cause.”
Before the scripted special begins at 8:30pm, NBC’s primetime schedule indicates that the network will air “The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation,” during which “The cast celebrates the beloved show with clips and more.”