Amy Poehler’s brother, Greg, gets his own gig

PASADENA, Calif. — Another Poehler sibling is bringing his comedy to television.

Greg Poehler, whose sister, Amy, stars on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” stars in “Welcome to Sweden,” debuting July 10 on the same network.

He plays an accountant who follows his girlfriend back to her native Sweden despite having no job, friends or any idea what he’s getting into.

Poehler also created, wrote and serves as executive producer of the show based on his own life and shot mainly in Sweden. Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Aubrey Plaza and Gene Simmons make guest appearances as themselves.

The show debuted in Sweden three weeks ago, drawing more than 2 million viewers. Greg Poehler says it’s already been picked up for a second season and he hopes it does just as well in the U.S.

Amy Poehler is an executive producer on the show. She says she always knew her brother was a funny writer.

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