Kristen Bell is Coming to ‘Parks and Rec’ As Leslie Knope’s Newest Enemy

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We seriously can’t stop smiling. First we learned that Damon Wayans Jr. is retuning to New Girl next season and then we discovered that Adam Lambert is headed to Glee and now we’ve got another stellar casting scoop! The sloth-loving actress Kristen Bell is headed to Parks and Rec next season! Thank you, TV Gods!

According to, The House of Lies star will make her Pawnee debut as Ingrid, a “snooty” City Councilwoman from the place that Leslie Knope loathes the most: Eagleton. Dun dun duuuun! Does this mean that our beloved Bell and Leslie Knope will be sworn enemies? Yup!

Executive producer Michael Schur tells EW, “She’s Leslie’s equivalent, but richer and better dressed.” Leslie and Ingrid will first meet at the annual Pawnee-Eagleton high school basketball game. Yikes! Looks like we’ve got a battle royale headed our way next season. Which team are you going to be rooting for?

Bell is set to appear in just one episode that is set to air sometime in October. Season 6 of Parks and Rec will premiere with a special one-hour episode on September 26.

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