Nick Offerman Discusses Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe’s ‘Parks and Rec’ Departures

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Last week, it was announced that Parks and Recreation cast members Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are departing halfway through the upcoming sixth season. Costar Nick Offerman discussed the matter in an interview with Collider today:

“We’re all sad too. I think it’s incredible that we’ve managed to keep this ridiculously talented ensemble together for as long as we have. People like Rashida and Rob and a bunch of the rest of the cast are exploding. They’ve got all kinds of opportunities going on, and so while we’re all sad that those two are moving on, I’m very grateful that we kept them around as long as we did because they have so much big other opportunities facing them.I really just credit Mike Schur, our show’s creator, with just the ability to create this world that when the sands shift beneath us, we’re always able to, as you said, find a new dynamic and find new pairings and new combinations and therefore new alchemy between the characters. My selfish reaction when I heard the news was that I moved up two spots on the good looking list on the show. I also said to the cast, ‘Our show just got a whole lot more homely.’”