Rashida Jones attends The Annenberg Space for Photography: Helmut Newton Exhibition Opening Night in Los Angeles. (June 27, 2013)

Rashida Jones attends The Annenberg Space for Photography: Helmut Newton Exhibition Opening Night in Los Angeles.
(June 27, 2013)

*NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” is losing two of its cast members.

Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are parting ways with the series after the 13th episode of the upcoming sixth season, reports Buzzfeed. They play characters Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins.

In an email to the AP, executive producer Mike Schur, said: “Heading into this year, with the two of them contemplating parenthood, it felt like the natural time to move them into the next phase.”

On “Parks and Rec,” their characters dated on and off and have decided to try to have a baby together.

“Parks and Recreation” also stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Aziz Ansari 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.