On May 11, 2012 Parks and Recreation was picked up for a full 22-episode fifth season on NBC. It will air at 9:30/8:30C on Thursday nights beginning September 20, 2012. It is not being billed as the final season.
- "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington"
- "Soda Tax"
- "How a Bill Becomes a Law"
- "Sex Education"
- "Halloween Surprise"
- "Ben's Parents"
- "Leslie vs. April"
- "Pawnee Commons"
- "Ron and Diane"
- "Two Parties"
- "Women in Garbage"
- "Ann's Decision"
- "Emergency Response"
- "Leslie and Ben"
- "Correspondents' Lunch"
- "Animal Control"
- "Article Two"
- "Jerry's Retirement"
- "Swing Vote"
- "Are You Better Off?"
Writing of Season 5 begins in June but some minor details have been revealed. The season will follow Leslie in her new job as City Counselor and the rest of the Parks Department dealing with her absence. Some of the characters will find love in Season 5, while Leslie and Ben's relationship is put to the test as Ben works in D.C. for several episodes.
Season 5 videos can be viewed here.
|2013||Golden Globe Award||Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical||Amy Poehler||Nominated|
|Art Directors Guild Award||Excellence in Production Design in Television, Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series||Ian Phillips for "Soda Tax"||Pending|
|Writers Guild of America Award||Comedy Series||Megan Amram, Greg Daniels, Nate Dimeo, Katie Dippold, Daniel J. Goor, Norm Hiscock, Dave King, Greg Levine, Joe Mande, Aisha Muharrar, Nick Offerman, Chelsea Peretti, Amy Poehler, Alexandra Rushfield, Mike Scully, Michael Schur, Harris Wittels, Alan Yang||Nominated|
|Episodic Comedy||Amy Poehler for "The Debate"||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series||Amy Poehler||Nominated|
|Gracie Awards||Outstanding Comedy||Parks and Recreation||Won|
|Outstanding Female Actor||Amy Poehler||Won|