Kristen Bell to Guest Star on 'Parks and Recreation'
Kristen Bell to Guest Star on 'Parks and Recreation'
Esther Gim
Esther Gim
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Being a first-time mom isn't stopping Kristen Bell from being busy working. She's first filming the Veronica Mars movie this summer and then will appear on an episode of Parks and Recreation in the fall -- not to mention she's also on House of Lies when it returns in 2014.

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EW reported that Bell will shoot her part on Parks and Recreation following the movie. On Parks and Rec, she'll play a snooty Councilwoman from Eagleton named Ingrid. She and Leslie Knope will first cross paths at the annual Pawnee-Eagleton high school basketball game.

Ingrid is described as "Leslie's equivalent, but richer and better dressed."

The rivalry of Pawnee and Eagleton has long been addressed on the show, so having Leslie and Ingrid go head to head should be funny and probably a bit crazy. Does this mean Leslie survives her recall vote, which was the cliffhanger last season? That'll be something to watch for when season 6 starts Sept. 26 with a one-hour episode. Executive producer Michael Schur told EW after the season 5 finale that the recall will be a big part of the beginning of the season. 

It'll be interesting to see where Leslie stands job-wise when Bell's episode airs in October. Will she still be a councilwoman or a just-ousted councilwoman?

As for Bell, she'll see a familiar face on the NBC show in Adam Scott, who plays Ben Wyatt on the show and worked with her on Veronica Mars and Party Down. There's even more Bell-Parks and Rec crossover: Ben Schwartz, who frequently guest stars as Jean-Ralphio, is a regular on House of Lies with Bell.

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