Here’s some Sweet(ums) news: Paul Rudd will pop up in Pawnee again.
The film star will reprise his role as professional manchild and Sweetums heir Bobby Newport in two episodes during the final season of Parks and Recreation, EW has learned exclusively.
“He’s the world’s nicest human being—and the funniest,” says Parks executive producer Michael Schur of Rudd. “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.”
Under what circumstances does Bobby make his first brief reappearance? “Ben [Adam Scott] needs to fill a certain position and he thinks that Bobby might be a good candidate,” says Schur.
Rudd squeezed in his upcoming Parks scenes while filming the summer 2015 superhero movie Ant-Man. His previous guest spots on the NBC comedy were tied to a season 4 story line in which he ran amusingly but ultimately unsuccessfully against Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) for a City Council seat.
Other familiar faces that will be seen in season 7 of Parks—which kicks off Jan. 13—include Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones, Jon Hamm, Megan Mullally, and Natalie Morales.