NBC is known for making last second decisions on whether they’ll renew their shows. Parks and Recreation is planning ahead just in case after they just wrapped production on their fourth season finale by filming two different endings.
The network normally waits until after the May sweeps to see how well a show is doing and how much potential it has for the next season. It’s no secret that NBC’s Thursday night lineup hasn’t been ratings gold in recent years, but Parks has received Emmy nominations and has a strong fan base.
Both endings wrap up a season-long arc dealing with Leslie Knope’s (Amy Poehler) campaign to be on the city council. In one of the endings she’ll win election and in the other she will walk away with a loser. It isn’t clear which ending will air, but it certainly makes things interesting.
Watch Parks and Recreation on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.