We still miss catching up on the goings on of our favorite Parks & Rec staffers, but a new craft competition show is bringing back together two of the show's illustrious alumni, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. Here's what we know so far:
Called The Handmade Project, the reality competition show is produced by Poehler's Paper Kite Productions. The series' six episodes have already been picked up by NBC for next season.
According to Deadline:
Each week eight all-around makers, from all walks of life, will take on a series of projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and our expert judges. Over the course of each episode, the contestants must tackle a different theme, hand-making items in different disciplines — the difficulty of which increases with every episode until a winner is crown. Shot in an outdoor setting, the series will also focus on the characters and camaraderie of those who enjoy creating their own crafts, all under the comedic guidance of Poehler and Offerman.
Why Poehler and Offerman, you ask? Besides being hilarious, Poehler describes herself as a crafting novice "who has long harbored a secret appreciation for those who can imagine and execute incredible things by hand." And if you've been following Offerman, you know that like his alter ego Ron Swanson, he's a skilled woodworker (and even wrote a book about his shop).
"I'm thrilled to be celebrating artists who make things by hand, and I'm looking forward to finally conquering my fear of paper mâche," says Poehler.
"People who make things are my favorite kind of folk. Practical, clever and terrific in a pinch. That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and admiring and cheering on an amazing crop of American makers," says Offerman. "Plus, Amy and I have a strong tradition of tomfoolery so let's see if we don't have some good fun."
The show is currently casting, and you can apply here.