‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 6: Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones Leaving Pawnee

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Leslie Knope’s beloved BFF Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) and Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) will be exiting Pawnee midway through season six.

Buzzfeed was first to break the news, revealing the duo’s departure is set for episode 13. Jones and Lowe’s characters have been involved in an off and on relationship since season three, which was on again at the end of season five as the pair decided to have a child together. This could pave the way for their move out of Pawnee, although no amount of waffles will prepare Leslie for her beautiful Ann’s departure.

Both Jones and Lowe’s careers have been busy of late, with Jones starring in a number of feature films including Jesse & Celeste Forever, while Lowe is set to appear in The National Geographic Channel’s upcoming Killing Kennedy.

Are you bummed to say goodbye to Ann and Chris?

Parks and Recreation season 6 premieres Thursday, September 26th at 8/7c on NBC.