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Aziz Ansari teams up with Parks & Rec producers for a new Netflix sitcom

Published Apr 22nd, 2015 2:05PM EDT
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It seems that since the beginning of 2015, we haven’t been able to go more than a few days without Netflix announcing a new show for its ever-expanding streaming service. Last night we got confirmation from Marvel that Daredevil would be returning for a second season, and today, Deadline revealed that Netflix has come to an agreement with Aziz Ansari for a new sitcom.

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Ansari co-created and will be starring in the show, which has yet to be named. Ansari will also produce the show with former Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Alan Yang, co-creator Mike Schur and executive producer David Miner. Not quite a reunion, but enough to convince Parks fans that this might be one to watch out for.

The show is currently shooting in New York, with H. Jon Benjamin, Lena Waithe, Kelvin Yu, Eric Wareheim (of Tim & Eric fame) and SNL alum Noël Wells all starring alongside Ansari.

Details about the show’s premise are sparse, but Deadline has heard that the show will feature “semi-autobiographical elements and deals with dating and relationships.” So, in other words, it’s a sitcom, perhaps in the vein of something like Louie on FX.

No word yet on when the show will premiere on Netflix.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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