One of NBC’s more popular shows is losing two of it’s biggest stars halfway through it’s 6th season.
Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will be leaving 13 episodes into the next season of the hit TV Show. The actor’s characters, Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins, are expecting a baby on the show but there is no word on how they will be played off the series.
Mike Schur, the shows producer, released a statement about the exit:
“The news about Rob and Rashida is true — they will be leaving the show after the 13th episode of the upcoming season six. We’ve been working on their story line (on and off) for four seasons now, and heading into this year, with the two of them contemplating parenthood, it felt like a natural time to move them into the next phase.
“We absolutely love both Rashida and Rob, and will be sad to see them go. Rashida was one of the very first people we knew we wanted in the cast, and as important as Ann is to Leslie (and vice-versa), she’ll certainly never be far from Pawnee. Rob we initially thought we could only have for six or eight episodes, and we couldn’t be happier that he will have stuck around for 75.
“They are wonderful, funny, committed actors, they’ve been a huge part of the Parks and Rec family, and we think we have a great Pawnee send-off in the works for them.”
Jones has been a featured character on the show since it debuted since 2009 and Lowe has been a guest star since 2010.