Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones

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It's official: Rashida Jones is joining The Untitled Amy Poehler Show (or as we like to call it around here, Amy Poehler Beyond Thunderdome), the new NBC show being created by Office exec producers Mike Schur and Greg Daniels.

The rumors about Rashida first burbled forth in June, and although Schur told me last month that Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari were still the only two official castmembers, it looks like the paperwork went through, and Rashida is now on board.

Want to know who Rashida's playing on the new show?

Confirming the news to, Schur said, "She'll be playing a nurse named Ann. (Not Karen Fillipelli.)" That confirms that it's a new universe (not an Office derivative), but it also makes me say: Hello, nurse!

What does this mean? Is Beyond Thunderdome set in a hospital? Or is Ann just a Rashida Jones-shaped professional cutie whose job happens to be in medicine? Hmmm...

The new series starts production early next year, and the first season premieres in April. Will you be watching? Do you like this cast lineup so far? Post in the comments.

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