Aziz Ansari: 'Parks and Rec' star will release a book

Aziz Ansari, one of the costars of NBC's successful sitcom, 'Parks and Recreation' will publish a book on modern courtship in September 2015. 'Parks and Rec' begins its sixth season this fall.

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Aziz Ansari arrives at the 16th annual GQ "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles in November 2011. Penguin Press said Thursday, it's acquired the actor-comedian's first book.

A publisher says it's acquired actor-comedian Aziz Ansari's first book.

The Penguin Press said Thursday that the untitled book by the "Parks and Recreation" star will focus on how technology has changed the lives of singles.

In a statement, Ansari he hopes the book will offer an interesting perspective on modern courtship. Penguin Press said Ansari will interview experts and conduct original research on the subject.

Ansari's book is tentatively scheduled to be published in September 2015. The announcement comes as NBC's "Parks and Rec" prepares to enter it's sixth season, one that promises shake ups amongst the cast.

Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will leave the series after the 13th episode of the upcoming sixth season.

They play characters Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins, who have dated on and off and have decided to try to have a baby together.

"Parks and Recreation" also stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza as employees working in local government in Indiana.

Jones has been on the series since its first episode. Lowe joined the show in season two.

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