, an academic study of modern romance peppered with his brand of humor, hits shelves June 16.
While every other comedian — from Tina Fey to Amy Poehler — is writing a memoir, Ansari decided he'd team up with a sociologist to conduct studies on love in the age of technology for his first title.
It was announced months ago that Jones would be leaving the cast of “Parks and Recreation” this year along with her costar Rob Lowe.
The announcement of her new project for the network preceded her departure by less than a month.
I think the showrunners must have been more confident by now as I can clearly see on rewatch that a plan was in place and I’m one of those people who seriously digs that in a show. In a nutshell…The Parks Department reopens and Leslie and Ben’s tentative truce from the end of last season is wrecked by him constantly shooting down her big ideas with the city’s budget remaining tight.
She finally comes up with one he can’t shoot down: bringing back the long-dead Pawnee Harvest Festival, putting her job and those of the entire Parks Department on the line to gamble on its success.
The comedian revealed his book cover exclusively to TIME and chatted about his research, his stand-up and the end of TIME: A lot of people were surprised when you announced that as a comedian you were writing a book that takes a more academic look at modern romance. Ansari: I had been starting to do this stand-up about dating and realized that the current romantic landscape is way different.
It’s no shocker that love will be in the air at Jones’ next stop.
Meanwhile, Ann has been shooting Chris down consistently, finding his positivity unnerving, But Leslie convinces her to go out with him to see if Ann can talk him into increasing the budget on their date, which Leslie ambushes.
Ben shows up as well, suspicious about Leslie’s machinations.
So much so, that Leslie begins planning her next big event. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) and Andy (Chris Pratt) coach youth basketball, and April (Aubrey Plaza) returns with surprising news. While planning for the local Harvest Festival, Leslie (Amy Poehler) is struck with the flu and is forced to go to the hospital.
Ron (Nick Offerman) and Andy (Chris Pratt) have a day of male bonding, and Tom (Aziz Ansari) hits the spa.