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Aziz Ansari and Some Parks and Rec Friends Are Getting a Netflix Show

Aziz Ansari speaks onstage during Variety’s 4th Annual Power of Comedy on November 16, 2013.

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It’s only been two months since Parks and Recreation wrapped its seven-season run, but Netflix has already pounced on some of the show’s premier talent: Aziz Ansari will star in a new half-hour comedy for the company, and will share showrunning duties with former Parks and Rec writer Alan Yang. Joining those two as executive producers are three other members of the Parks and Rec family: Michael Schur, David Miner, and Dave Becky.

The show’s premise has yet to be revealed, but Deadline reports that it will be vaguely based on Ansari’s life and, like most shows on television, deal with “dating and relationships.” Netflix has ordered an initial run of ten episodes, and the cast will feature H. Jon Benjamin (Archer), Lena Waithe (Dear White People), Eric Wareheim (of comedy duo Tim & Eric), and SNL alumnus Noël Wells.

It’s worth noting that Ansari and Netflix go way back: The comedian has done two stand-up specials with the streaming giant, the latest of which, Live at Madison Square Garden, showcased perhaps his richest, most raucous material yet. Fingers crossed that this show is just as fruitful a collaboration.