Paul Schneider is leaving <i>Parks and Recreation</i> According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl) will be leaving his regular acting spot on NBC's Parks and Recreation after this season. The actor might come back to the series in 2010-11.

Apparently, the role the actor played on the show, Mark Brendanawicz, was initially "conceived with the potential of being a short-timer," stated executive producer Michael Schur.

Adam Scott (Step Brothers) was recently announced as a new regular on the show. Rob Lowe is also going to be on future episodes.