Louis C.K. Returning to ‘Parks and Rec’

“Parks and Recreation” already has what may be the deepest and funniest ensemble cast on TV, so hey, why not throw Louis C.K. back into the mix? He’s only the best stand-up comedian alive with an Emmy nomination for acting. NBD.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the actor/comedian — currently between seasons of his FX comedy, Louie — will reprise his role as Leslie’s former police officer beau Dave Sanderson in an early ’12 episode.

The extremely laid back, mild-mannered character was last seen in Season 2 when he took a job in San Diego.

Dave’s return is expected to create some romantic tension for Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott), but c’mon: let’s not kid ourselves about the choice between Adam Scott and Louis C.K. as love interests. On a scale of 1 to Olyphant, Adam Scott is a solid 7, and Louis’s somewhere to the left of zero.

Man, when did this blog get so gay about looking at men? This is all “Justified’s” fault.