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How to stream ‘A Parks and Recreation Special’

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How to stream ‘A Parks and Recreation Special’

Leslie Knope was an outlier in local government: Someone who actually cared. In these desperate times, Knope is back for a one-time semi-reunion event to raise money for Feeding America.

Don’t look for flashy production values. The veterans of the celebrated sitcom including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Jim O’Heir, and Retta will be reviving their beloved characters straight from their homes. You know, the whole social distancing thing. It’s the most special “Very Special Episode” in TV history.

Here’s everything you need to stream A Parks and Recreation Special.


A Parks and Recreation Special reunion cast

  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
  • Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins
  • Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford
  • Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson
  • Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate
  • Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer
  • Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt
  • Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger
  • Jim O’Heir as Garry “Jerry” Gergich
  • Retta as Donna Meagle

When does A Parks and Recreation Special air?

The special event airs Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 ET/PT.

How to stream A Parks and Recreation Special

NBC is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services, including Sling TV if you use secondary hardware. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy.


FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are here too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.


Sling Orange $30
Sling Blue $30
Sling Orange & Blue $45

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels, while Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


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*First Published: Apr 30, 2020, 6:33 am

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he’s either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he’s not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he’s baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.

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