'Parks and Recreation': Parker Posey comes to Pawnee

parker-posey-gi-320.jpgWe still don't know when "Parks and Recreation" will be on the air this season, but we do have some news about one of its guest stars for Season 3.

Parker Posey ("Best in Show," "Superman Returns") is filming an episode this week in which she plays a former friend-turned-rival of Leslie Knope ( Amy Poehler). "Parks and Rec" executive producer Mike Schur tweeted the news over the weekend.

Posey's character is now Leslie's counterpart in the parks department of a nearby town called Eagleton, which considers itself superior to Pawnee in just about every way (think Shelbyville vs. Springfield in "The Simpsons"). Sparks fly when Leslie and her ex-friend cross paths.

The role will be Posey's first TV work since she guested on an episode of HBO's "Bored to Death" last year. She also starred in the short-lived FOX sitcom "The Return of Jezebel James" in 2008.

NBC hasn't set its midseason schedule yet, so we're still awaiting word of where and when "Parks and Rec" will air.

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