10cf746e54 Episodes 1 I'm Leslie Knope Air date: Sep 22, 2011 Return of the comedy starring Amy Poehler as the enthusiastic government official. Down". Retrieved January 14, 2012. The Hollywood Reporter. And our show is just outside more than The Office was.
TV by the Numbers. "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Idol', 'Vampire Diaries', 'Office', 'Secret Circle', 'Grey's' Adjusted Up; 'Touch', 'Scandal' Adjusted Down". Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir, Retta and Rob Lowe also star. "Thursday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Awake' & 'Missing' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' & 'Parks and Recreation' Adjusted Down". Pratt was originally intended to be a guest star and the character Andy was initially meant to appear only in the first season, but the producers liked Pratt so much that, almost immediately after casting him, they decided to make him a regular cast member starting with season two. Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, a brilliant but socially awkward government official trying to redeem his past as a failed mayor in his youth. Scott left his starring role on the Starz comedy series Party Down to join the show. Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger, an excessively positive and extremely health-conscious government official. Unlike Scott, Lowe was originally expected to depart after a string of guest appearances, but later signed a multi-year contract to become a regular cast member. Jim O'Heir as Jerry Gergich, the office scapegoat and overall klutz, with unbelievably attractive daughters and wife. IGN. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 17, 2011. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) struggles to find a replacement for Tom (Aziz Ansari). ^ Bibel, Sara (March 9, 2012).