MSN TV Blog - TV Buzz

Jason Schwartzman to guest on 'Parks'

Former 'Bored to Death' star will play a Pawnee video store owner

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Dec 19, 2012 2:57PM

'Jason Schwartzman' '/' HBO

Pawnee, Ind., just got a little more interesting.


That's because Jason Schwartzman is guest-starring as one of the fictional town's residents when "Parks and Recreation" returns in 2013. The former "Bored to Death" star will play Dennis Lerpiss, the owner of Pawnee's only independent video store, Huffington Post reports. When the store falls on hard times, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) steps in to save the day.


Bing: More on 'Parks and Recreation' | Jason Schwartzman | Amy Poehler


Schwartzman is the latest star to guest on "Parks and Recreation" this season. Other notable Season 5 cameos have come from Vice President Joe Biden, Lucy Lawless and Christie Brinkley. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will guest star this season as well.


Plus: Entertainment BFFs | Best and worst shows of 2012


"Parks and Recreation" isn't the only project on Schwartzman's horizon. HBO and "Bored to Death" creator Jonathan Ames are reportedly working on a big-screen adaptation of the quirky comedy.


"Parks and Recreation" airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT and will move to 8:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning Jan. 17 on NBC.