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Among the familiar faces already scheduled to return for the final season of "Parks and Recreation" -- Rob Lowe! Rashida Jones! Jon Hamm! Megan Mullally! -- is another big name guest-star: Paul Rudd.

Rudd, who last popped up in Pawnee during season four of the NBC comedy as one of Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) rival city council candidates, will once again play Bobby Newport for two episodes of the sitcom's seventh season. Entertainment Weekly first reported the news, and interviewed "Parks and Rec" creator Mike Schur about Rudd's reappearance.

"He's the world's nicest human being-and the funniest," Schur said of the "Ant-Man" start. "We made a list of all the people that we wanted to have back and he was high on the list, so we managed to snag him."

As for just how Rudd's character factors into the final season's plotline -- which takes place three years into the future -- Schur let slip a few details, but declined to give away anything big.

"Ben [Adam Scott] needs to fill a certain position and he thinks that Bobby might be a good candidate," Schur told EW.

We can't wait to see how it all shakes out. Perhaps Rudd's charming presence will distract us from the overwhelming sadness of saying goodbye to "Parks" for good once this season wraps.

"Parks and Recreation" returns for its seventh and final season on January 13 on NBC.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

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