Coming soon to “Parks and Recreation”: A win for Jerry Gergich. A big win.
The NBC comedy has cast Christie Brinkley as Jerry’s (Jim O’Heir) wife, EW reports. She’ll appear in the season’s ninth episode, which will also feature the return of Megan Mullally as Ron’s (Nick Offerman) ex-wife, Tammy 2.
Though Jerry is by far the saddest sack in Pawnee City Hall (except maybe Kyle, Andy’s former frequent shoe-shine customer), the show has established that he has a pretty stable, long-lasting marriage. We can now understand why, from his side, he’d stick around.
As for Brinkley’s character? Well, Jerry’s an accomplished pianist and a pretty decent painter, so there’s that.
Brinkley’s casting also helps explain how Jerry has a daughter who looks like Millicent, played by Sarah Wright last season.
Brinkley’s “Parks and Rec” episode is set to air in November.