Break out the waffles and breakfast meats, because #LeslieKnope and #RonSwanson are back — in a way! NBC has picked up a new reality show that will be cohosted by Parks and Rec alums #AmyPoehler and #NickOfferman.
The unscripted competition series will be titled The Handmade Project and will pin artisans against each other in making handmade items. The six-episode #TV series will include specific themes for the participants, and the winner will be crowned in the final episode.
Leslie and Ron may have butted heads as polar opposites on the super popular show, but there was never a lack of respect. As actors, the chemistry between Poehler and Offerman was top-notch due to the quirky dialogue and quick banter. It was only a matter of time before they reunited for a new project together.
The show, which is being produced by Poehler's Paper Kite Productions, will also feature the pair as judges for the competition. Those familiar with Ron Swanson will know that he is an expert woodworker and craftsman, but some may not know that Offerman shares those same skills, owning a woodworking shop in Los Angeles. He has always admired those who craft American-made, unique items — and working alongside an old friend and co-star is just a bonus.
In a statement made after the series got the greenlight, Offerman explained:
"People who make things are my favorite kind of folk, practical, clever and terrific in a pinch. That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and admiring and cheering on an amazing crop of American makers. Plus, Amy and I have a strong tradition of tomfoolery so let’s see if we don't have some good fun."
As a nod to Ron, the series will even be filmed in the great outdoors. I surely hope that some of the fellow Parks and Rec crew will make an appearance as guest judges. If you feel you have the experience to compete, check out the series' official website to apply to be a member of the show!
Are you looking forward to The Handmade Project or would you rather have new Parks and Rec? Sound off in the comments below!