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Today's News: Our Take - Will Paul Rudd Play Leslie Knope's Opponent on Parks and Rec?

<p><a href="http://www.tvguide.com/News/Paul-Rudd-Parks-Rec-1041390.aspx?rss=keywords&amp;partnerid=inergizedigital&amp;profileid=nbc"><img align="left" border="0" src="http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Content/120109/News/1_mon/120109paulrudd1.jpg" width="210" height="305" alt="Paul Rudd | Photo Credits: Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage.com" style="margin:0 5px 5px" /></a><p>Leslie Knope is one strong contender for City Council, but there's one man who could be brave enough to oppose her.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/paul-rudd/169503?rss=keywords&partnerid=inergizedigital&profileid=nbc">Paul Rudd</a> is reportedly joining the race for Pawnee City Council on <em><a href="http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/parks-and-recreation/296793?rss=keywords&partnerid=inergizedigital&profileid=nbc">Parks and Recreation</a></em>, according to <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2012/01/paul-rudd-will-guest-star-on-parks-and-rec.html">Vulture. A source tells the site that Rudd shot his scenes sometime last year and will appear in at least one upcoming episode of the NBC comedy.<p> <p><a href="http://www.tvguide.com/news/exclusive-parks-recreation-1041333.aspx?rss=keywords&partnerid=inergizedigital&profileid=nbc">Exclusive: <em>Parks and Recreation</em> books a comedy icon</a></p> <p>Previously, speculation surrounded <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/kathryn-hahn/160021?rss=keywords&partnerid=inergizedigital&profileid=nbc">Kathryn Hahn</a> (<em>Free Agents</em>) for the role, but she'll instead play an adviser to one of Leslie's rivals. Comedy great <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/carl-reiner/143337?rss=keywords&partnerid=inergizedigital&profileid=nbc">Carl Reiner</a> will also guest-star as one of Pawnee's most powerful elders.</p> <p>Rudd is mainly known for his big-screen credits such as <em><a href="http://movies.tvguide.com/role-models/295819?rss=keywords&partnerid=inergizedigital&profileid=nbc">Role Models</a></em> <em>and <a

Paul Rudd  | Photo Credits: Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage.com

Leslie Knope is one strong contender for City Council, but there's one man who could be brave enough to oppose her.

Paul Rudd is reportedly joining the race for Pawnee City Council on Parks and Recreation, according to Vulture. A source tells the site that Rudd shot his scenes sometime last year and will appear in at least one upcoming episode of the NBC comedy.

Exclusive: Parks and Recreation books a comedy icon

Previously, speculation surrounded Kathryn Hahn (Free Agents) for the role, but she'll instead play an adviser to one of Leslie's rivals. Comedy great Carl Reiner will also guest-star as one of Pawnee's most powerful elders.

Rudd is mainly known for his big-screen credits such as Role Models and I Love You, Man. On TV, he played the recurring character Mike Hannigan on Friends and guest-starred on Veronica Mars.

Do you think Rudd would make a good opponent for Leslie?

 



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