Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will be leaving NBC’s comedy Parks and Recreation in the middle of the sixth episode.
Parks and Recreation, which airs on NBC, focuses on Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) who is the deputy director of the Parks and Recreation department of the fictional town of Pawnee. She is supported by a number of friends and employees, including local nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) and a former state auditor Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe). Parks and Recreation also features Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Audrey Plaza, Paul Schneider and Chris Pratt.
The show is currently in its sixth season but will see two of its regulars leaving mid-way through the series. The executive producer, Mike Schur, has confirmed in a statement both will be leaving sometime after episode 13.
Lowe and Jones, who play newly formed couple Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins, will be missed by the cast according to Schur. He described the pair as “wonderful, funny, committed actors.”
Season 6 of Parks and Recreation is due to premiere on September 26th.