The advantages are obvious — it’s a jolt of creative energy, and if you don’t jolt your show with a bolt of electricity every so often it can get stale. The pitfalls are that it’s a risk to shake up a world that fans have been invested in, in a certain way, for a long time. But we felt like it wasn’t so massive so as to violate the contract we’ve made with our viewers, as long we’re still telling stories with the same characters. Except that next season four of them are Cylons.Mike Schur on the Parks & Rec finale (x)
Even though I didn’t want two boys and one girl, I suddenly like it this way. That girl is going to be awesome and in charge. But she better be named Eleanor!
Then we had a conversation about the show’s future with NBC, and got a very strong indication that we would be back for season seven, so we turned our minds toward doing something that would inject another season’s worth of story into the finale. That either meant rebreaking the main action, in certain ways, to make it more forward-thinking, or doing something at the end that would shake everything up, and since we liked the stories we’d broken we went with the latter.Michael Schur (via womenslaser)
Ben’s big night: Pawnee mayoral inauguration
What if next season filled in those three years, like skipping ahead a little at a time? That way we’d get to see what happened, but wouldn’t be stuck on Leslie pregnant for nine months or too much baby stuff. There are probably a lot of different ways they could do this. And they might not even know yet which way they’re going for sure. Now we just have to wait at least 5 months to see what happens next….
I almost feel like that should have been the series finale, though! Not that I want the show to end, of course. But where do we go from here? Ahhhh, it’s so much to take in!!!
That girl better be named Eleanor!!