The town of Pawnee, Indiana is about to lose two of its most memorable members.
BuzzFeed reports co-stars Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will be leaving NBC’s “Parks & Recreation” mid-way through the show’s upcoming sixth season.
The NBC comedy series was renewed for 22 episodes, but the pair will be leaving after the season’s 13th episode. Their characters are attempting to have a child together, which is expected to play a role in their departures.
“We absolutely love both Rashida and Rob, and will be sad to see them go,” executive producer Mike Schur said in a statement. “Rashida was one of the very first people we knew we wanted to cast, and as important as Ann is to Leslie (and vice-versa), she’ll certainly never be far from Pawnee.”
Schur added that Lowe was originally only signed on for 6 to 8 episodes, but fortunately ended up sticking around as Chris Traeger for 75 episodes in total.
Jones, who has played Ann Perkins throughout the show's run, is focusing on her development deal with Warner Bros. Television, while Deadline reports that Lowe will stay in the NBC fold as the network will create a potential new series around the star.