‘Parks and Recreation’ season 5: The premiere is heading to…

When “Parks and Recreation” come back on Thursday, September 20 at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, it is going to be set in a different place than Indiana.

According to a report from TVLine, executive producer Michael Schur, in an effort to make the comedy as realistic as possible, is planning to move the show to Washington DC for at least part of the season 5 premiere in an effort to show Adam Scott’s character of Ben taking on his new challenge. Even if the show does return to Pawnee for episode 2, though, it does not mean that Ben and Leslie are both going to be spending time together again in their local community. Schur has already suggested that the distance between these two characters is going to be something that we are going to see play out over the course of the next several episodes — or at least the opening arc of the season.

As for everything else that is going to happen this year, that much is unclear. Following the results of the election, though, it’s pretty clear that Amy Poehler’s character is going to have a completely new list of challenges and responsibilities, and this is also going to cause more trouble for some of her staff. So long as the show comes somewhere close to the stellar quality of its past two seasons, we have a feeling that “Parks and Rec” is going to be just fine.

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