Parks and Recreation is taking a giant risk as the show returns for its final season next week. A lot has happened since we last saw them last May. Like three years. Yeah, as we saw in that bizarre last scene, Parks and Recreation is taking a giant time jump to 2017. Leslie has already taken her promotion and has had triplets. While a lot of the team is back, remember that both Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe have left the sitcom. We’ll also see the return of Chris Pratt after his transformative summer, becoming a true movie star. While we can’t confirm it, Jon Hamm may be apart of the thirteen episode season (which would be absolutely insane). The first episode, which premiers on NBC January 13th, will essentially be a pilot. It’s going to have to introduce us to this whole new direction. We could love it or we could hate it but we’ll definitely watch it.