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‘Parks and Recreation’ To Return in January With Final Season

In an event that will probably be shorter, but no less sad than Lil Sebastian’s memorial service, Parks and Recreation has got the dates for its 13-episode final season.

According to Vulture, the show will be back (finally!) on January 13, 2015, with back to back episodes airing every Tuesday until February 24th. While we’re undoubtedly lucky to be receiving a final season for the low-rated comedy show at all, the news has been considered a bit of an insult by some fans.

They’re accusing NBC of burning off the comedy’s final episodes so that they can get back to The Voice and gritty cop shows, or whatever it is that NBC is attempting to air these days (it’s not comedy).

The news of Parks‘ final seven weeks of airtime comes after NBC’s recent decision to drop both of its upcoming comedy shows: Mission Control and Tina Fey & Robert Carlock’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the latter of which will be coming to Netflix next year with star Ellie Kemper (The Office).

So tune in next year to see NBC burn off the last of its “must see” Thursday night television. On a Tuesday.

The seventh and final season will star Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Retta, Jim O’Heir, and Adam Scott.