ORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany Lands Arc on 'PARKS AND REC'

ORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany is headed to Pawnee, Indiana.

It was announced today that the up-and-coming actress (and Critics' Choice winner) has landed an arc on the upcoming sixth season of NBC's hit comedy PARKS AND RECREATION. Though exact details on her role are being kept under wraps, it was confirmed that Maslany will play a new love interest for Tom (Aziz Ansari.)

Also in the Pawnee casting department, it was recently confirmed that Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones would Exit the series in The Middle of the upcoming sixth season.

Parks and Recreation returns Sept. 26 on NBC.

From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels (NBC's "The Office," "King of the Hill") and Michael Schur (NBC's "The Office," "Saturday Night Live"), "Parks and Recreation" is a hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Amy Poehler, NBC's "Saturday Night Live," "Baby Mama"), a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.

Since its premiere in 2009, the critically-acclaimed series has been included on dozens of television critics' Top 10 lists and was named "TV's Smartest Comedy" in Entertainment Weekly's 2011 cover story. "Parks and Recreation" is the recipient of a Peabody Award for excellence in television programming, an AFI honor as one of the Top 10 Television Shows of the Year, Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and three consecutive Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for Amy Poehler's individual performance. Additional accolades include Writers Guild Award and Producers Guild Award nominations, 2010 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Individual Episode, NAACP Image Award nominations, Imagen Award nominations and Television Critics Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, Program of the Year and Individual Achievement in Comedy for Poehler and co-star Nick Offerman, which Offerman won.

Photo by: BEImages/Matt Baron

Related Articles View More TV Stories

From This Author TV News Desk