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‘Parks and Recreation’

This sweet and funny comedy about various government employees in small-town Pawnee, Ind., closes out its sixth season by sending Ben and Leslie (Adam Scott and Amy Poehler) to a national parks conference in San Francisco. And even more exciting, Ron (Nick Offerman) has an encounter with his ex-wife, Tammy 2 (Offerman’s real-life spouse Megan Mullally). Season finale, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, on NBC (

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Also on Thursday

“Bad Teacher,” 9:31 p.m. (CBS): A former trophy wife poses as a teacher at an upscale school in hope of meeting the students’ wealthy, single fathers; a faculty member becomes suspicious.

“Black Box,” 10 p.m. (ABC): Dr. Catherine Black tells her therapist that she is feeling unstoppable; Dr. Ian Bickman joins the staff at The Cube; Catherine’s boyfriend pushes her to marry him.

“Vikings,” 10 p.m. (History): Ragnar’s warriors march on to King Ecbert’s villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party.

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