Chris Pratt has seen his film career explode during his run on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." But leaving the sitcom was never an option, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star assured.

“I would never f—— leave this show,” Pratt said Friday during NBC’s portion of the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

“I’ve been doing this business for 15 years. I realize the things that really matter … are the relationships you have while you’re doing them. I could hope that I could have the good fortune of finding another group of people like this but I don’t expect I ever will,” he said.

Pratt, Amy Poehler, “Parks” co-creator Mike Schur and others swapped stories and jokes during a farewell TCA panel for the critical-favorite comedy, which wraps its seven-season run on Feb. 24.

Schur joked that at one point he and the writers envisioned the show ending with Pratt’s character becoming the mayor of Pawnee.

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