Amy Poehler has been added to the cast of the Office spinoff that apparently is in no way an Office spinoff, so please for the love of god stop calling it an Office spinoff. The funny lady (who I guess is leaving SNL now? As much as it pains me, it's time for her to move on) will join comedian Aziz Ansari in Office writers/producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur's new NBC sitcom, set to premiere next winter in a sexy Thursday night post-Office timeslot.
And hopefully her character won't get treated like crap this time! Word comes from Variety that Jones will be playing a nurse whose boyfriend has "a strange injury" on the new Greg Daniels/Mike Schur series starring Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari, due out on NBC next year. We know now that the show is not, as previously reported, an Office spinoff (oh, how no one will let anyone forget it!), but since they haven't given the damn thing a name yet, I'm just calling it The Amy Poehler Show from now on because there's only so much I can take, people.
I guess this is a big deal. It feels like a big deal, even though it's just information and not actual content. Anyway, the much-anticipated Greg Daniels/Amy Poehler/Aziz Ansari series is still untitled, but it does have a premise now! It will be set in the hilarrrrious world of the outdoorsy branch of local government! The show will mirror The Office's mockumentary style, and will follow Poehler as Leslie Knope, a "mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana."