'Parks and Recreation': 'Breaking Bad's' Jonathan Banks is Ben's dad

adam-scott-jonathan-banks-parks-and-rec.jpgThe coming season of "Parks and Recreation" will introduce Ben's ( Adam Scott) parents, and it's safe to say his dad will not be the sunniest guy you've ever met.

Unless, that is, the "Parks" writers go against type, because they've cast Jonathan Banks of "Breaking Bad" in the role.

"We were working the character description of Ben's dad, and I said aloud, 'He should act like Mike Ehrmentraut," showrunner Mike Schur tells Hitfix. "So somebody said, 'Well, why can't we just get Jonathan Banks?'"

Meanwhile, TV Guide reports that Glenne Headly ("ER," "The Joneses") will play Ben's mom in the same episode. Her personality is closer to Ben's, and she takes a liking to Ben's girlfriend Leslie ( Amy Poehler), but her mood will turn sour when Ben's dad shows up with a much younger girlfriend.

"Parks and Rec" premieres Sept. 20 on NBC. We'll meet Ben's parents in the season's sixth episode.
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