Created by Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, “Parks and Recreation” was a TV sitcom. It aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 2009-2015.
The series starred Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana.
In an homage to the show, Dr. Holly Holladay’s new book, “Parks and Recreation” explores how the show evolved as a traditional network sitcom in a post-network era.
Holladay, an associate professor of media, journalism and film at Missouri State University, talks about the book.
Shining a spotlight on a TV sitcom
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