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Poehler mockumentary is set in Indiana

Amy Poehler appears backstage at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles on September 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Scott Harms)
Amy Poehler appears backstage at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles on September 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Scott Harms) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Amy Poehler's new, as-yet-untitled, comedy series is a mockumentary about a bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind., NBC said.

Little was known about the show before the network's announcement Thursday.

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From "The Office" producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the comedy looks at "the exciting world of local government" and is slated to premiere April 9, the network said.

"The documentary cameras follow Leslie Knope (played by Poehler,) a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind.," NBC said in a news release. "In an attempt to beautify her town -- and advance her career -- Leslie takes on what should be a fairly simple project: help local nurse Ann Logan (played by Rashida Jones) take on defensive bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, real estate developers, and single-issue fanatics -- whose weapons are lawsuits, the jumble of city codes, and the very democratic process that Leslie loves so much. Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza also star."

Poehler is best known for her work on "Saturday Night Live," and in the big-screen comedies "Blades of Glory" and "Baby Mama."

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Jones had a recurring role on "The Office."

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