Amy Poehler And Nick Offerman Together Again In New NBC Show
The 'Parks and Recreation' co-stars are at it again!
Get a stack of waffles, several pounds of bacon or whatever your breakfast food of choice may be because that’s exactly how Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson would want you to celebrate. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman have reportedly signed on to co-host a brand new NBC show.
Before you get too excited, this has nothing to do with “Parks and Recreation,” where the actors last worked alongside each other. But this will be the first unscripted show for the two, so that’s bound to be fun.
According to Variety, they’ll be co-hosting a series called “The Handmade Project.” It’s a competition-based show where the contestants compete to impress a panel of judges with their handmade artistry. NBC has given the series a six-episode season-one order.
“I’m thrilled to be celebrating artists who make things by hand, and I’m looking forward to finally conquering my fear of papier-mâché,” Poehler said about the show.
In a similar vein, Offerman said, “People who make things are my favorite kind of folk. Practical, clever and terrific in a pinch. That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and admiring and cheering on an amazing crop of American makers. Plus, Amy and I have a strong tradition of tomfoolery so let’s see if we don’t have some good fun.”
Ron Swanson always did love a good handcrafted chair or other wood item, and Leslie Knope always did love a good scrapbooking session. So, even though Poehler and Offerman are not actually these characters in real life, I think these two are a good fit to host a show about making things. Offerman, at least, actually has a legit wood shop in Los Angeles.
These two really do work well together on-screen, so it’s going to be nice to see them on the same TV show once again. Stay tuned for more information on the air date, and get ready to fall in love with Poehler and Offerman all over again.