Rob Lowe joins 'Parks and Recreation'

rob-lowe-brothers-and-sisters-320.jpgEarly this year, news broke that Rob Lowe will be wrapping his series regular run on "Brothers & Sisters" at the end of the current season, but the ABC brass said they were hoping to develop a new series that Lowe could headline.

Seems those plans have been put on hold.

An NBC source confirms that Lowe has signed on for a multi-episode arc on Amy Poehler's "Parks and Recreation." His character -- who is rumored to be some sort of bigwig, perhaps involved in politics --  will debut in this season's penultimate ep and return in the fall.

Question is, who benefits more from this casting? Lowe or the people of "Parks and Rec"?

While "Parks and Rec" hasn't exactly been discovered by the masses, it is beloved by its young -- dare I say, hip -- fan base. So maybe Lowe can bring more viewers to the show and "Parks and Rec" can introduce Lowe to an audience that perhaps isn't familiar with "The Outsiders" and "St. Elmo's Fire." Hey, who knows, the kids today might not even be down with "Wayne's World" and "Austin Powers," so Pawnee really is a good place for Rob to be.

Look forward to seeing him there.
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