Articles for The Office Season 13

The fall of 2005 was a good season for comedy on TV. How I Met Your Mother premiered on CBS and the second season of The Office (aka the first good season) was on NBC. Six years later both shows are still on the air, and I‘m sorry to report that it‘s a bad thing.Out of blind loyalty I still watch The Office and How I Met Your Mother, but now it‘s more of a chore than a treat. These once-great comedies have lost their luster, and while I wish they were just not as good as they once were, I‘m afraid the truth is much worse. These shows are just plain bad.  Read more »
The people have spoken, and this year‘s nominees for the People‘s Choice Awards are an interesting mix of popular programs and CW favorites.  Read more »
NBC has released its mid-season lineup, and much like the network itself, it‘s a total mess. Shows are moving, getting delayed, starting and stopping, and fans will most likely have a hard time trying to find what they‘re looking for.  Read more »
Ready for another edition of Buddy Bites, kids? You know, our little news roundup thing. There‘s a fair bit of bad news for men in tonight‘s edition, and we start off with... Read more »
On tonight‘s casting roundup: someone is getting animated, someone becomes a vampire, someone returns for a rematch and someone will try to solve a murder mystery. Read on to find out more. Read more »
Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes for the second year in a row on January 15, and he wants us to know that he‘s learned "nothing at all" from last year‘s outrage about his jokes at the stars‘ expense. He also says this "WILL be [his] last turn as host. At least for a long time anyway.""I did it twice because I wanted to improve on the first year‘s performance. I think I did that," Gervais, who says he‘s still in the midst of preparing for this year‘s ceremony, writes in the Huffington Post today. But Gervais, who‘s also been busy debating religious fundamentalists on Twitter, says that he didn‘t slam Charlie Sheen, The Tourist (gasp!), Robert Downey Jr. and Sex and the City 2 because he enjoys offending celebrities. He did it for us.  Read more »
Today the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the NAACP both announced their annual awards nominations. While there are several gay and African-American characters on TV, these awards usually highlight the lack of diversity by picking out such obscure nominees. The effect only emphasizes how few roles for African-Americans there really are on mainstream television.  Read more »
Like TV shows, there are some spin-offs that work and there are some that just don‘t. We won‘t know for sure until we watch them, really. So here are four spin-offs to watch out for, because they‘re in the works whether you like it or not.  Read more »
Super Bowl XLVI puts the New York Giants against the New England Patriots, and while many fans are excited about the match-up, I‘m proud to admit that I‘m one of those people who watches the Super Bowl for the commercials. Oh sure, I‘m mildly interested in the actual football game, but that‘s just because, if the Giants lose, my brother will cry.  Read more »
This week‘s casting roundup includes a Broadway veteran, a Grammy winner, the arrival of a love rival and a reunion of sorts. Read on to find out more. Read more »
This year‘s Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are a very mixed bag for television. The comedy side is full of stale, aging shows like 30 Rock and The Office while completely ignoring fresh, newer faces like New Girl or Parks and Recreation. For dramas, however, there were some big surprises, none more shocking than the nomination for Patrick J. Adams from USA‘s Suits.  Read more »
Six seasons and a movie? Not quite, not yet. But at least we now have a return date for NBC‘s long-missing comedy, Community. The network has announced the dates for several returns and premieres, as well as some major scheduling changes to take place over the spring. Keep reading for the details. Read more »
Todays‘ round of Buddy Bites features good news and mostly some bad news. Read on to find out more.  Read more »
This week, a famous pop star celebrates his birthday, an Office employee quits and a troubled actress makes her TV comeback. Read more »
When Comedy Central created the Comedy Awards last year, it seemed like a joke. In fact, South Park devoted an entire episode to mocking the concept of an awards show for comedy. But looking at this year‘s nominees, it‘s hard to argue that these awards are infinitely better than any other awards show when it comes to television.  Read more »
Next season, NBC might stand for "Nothing But Comedies." Following renewals for Community and 30 Rock and picking up six new comedies, the network has renewed four more comedies and ordered yet another new one.  Read more »
Following NBC‘s recent pick-up of six new comedies, FOX is also expanding its comedy lineup by picking up three new shows for next season. The shows, all single-camera like FOX‘s New Girl and Raising Hope, include one starring The Office‘s Mindy Kaling, one from the men behind How I Met Your Mother and another starring recent Oscar winner Nat Faxon.  Read more »
NBC is the first network to announce its fall premiere dates, and some of its shows are getting a very early start. Due to NBC‘s coverage of the Olympics, the network will be launching some of its new shows in August to get a big boost.  Read more »
So much TV news, so little time! Today‘s news snippets come from Game of Thrones, The Office and Men at Work. Plus, we have an update on the Glee-ful host for the roast of Roseanne Barr. Read more »
The Emmy nominations are coming bright and early Thursday morning. I‘ve already written about some of the wild card nominees I‘m hoping to see, but now I‘m going in the opposite direction.  Read more »
It‘s not just love that Detective Kate Beckett will have to face in Castle season 5. There are other mysteries as well. One such mystery may involve a new character played by Jack Coleman. Keep reading for the details. Read more »
This fall, Mindy Kaling will headline her own FOX TV show, The Mindy Project, after  eight years of playing customer service representative Kelly Kapoor on NBC‘s The Office, where she also served as writer and producer. The new comedy series revolves around Kaling‘s character, an OBGYN named Mindy who desperately hopes to find movie-type love. At the same time, the series also puts the spotlight on Mindy‘s pursuit of becoming a well-rounded perfect woman while tapping on the storylines of the people around her such as the self-absorbed Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks), hothead Danny Castellano (Chris Messina), and the blunt and funny Gwen Grady (Anna Camp). Check out what Kaling revealed about The Mindy Project at the Television Critics Association conference, including her return to The Office. Read more »
Dunder-Mifflin is finally shutting its doors for good. The Office executive producer Greg Daniels announced today that the show‘s upcoming ninth season will be it last one and the show will have its series finale in May.  Read more »
I hope you like to laugh. Because that‘s what TV has in store for us this fall. NBC is the first major network to announce its schedule for Fall 2012, and comedy is everywhere. Check out the full schedule here! Read more »
Viewers on the East Coast who missed out on Monday‘s episodes of The Voice and Revolution on NBC due to Hurricane Sandy coverage will get another chance to watch the shows.  Read more »
The awards season is in full swing and this morning the nominations were announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Honoring the best in film and television, the SAG Awards tend to be quite conservative, recognizing big names over smaller, more deserving shows.  Read more »
If you had your hopes up that Michael Scott would return to Dunder-Mifflin for The Office series finale in May, then I‘m afraid you‘re out of luck. Steven Carell confirmed to Access Hollywood that he‘s decided not to make a cameo. Read more »
When history looks back at the 2012-2013 TV season, it might be considered the year the sitcom died. Sure, there are massive hits like The Big Bang Theory that are getting monstrous ratings and Emmy-winning favorites like Modern Family, but those victories only underscore the many, many defeats the genre has suffered.  Read more »
We‘re one step closer to having a complete list of season finale dates for all of our favorite network TV shows now that NBC has made it official. There‘s a wide range, starting at the end of March with Whitney and going all the way until the latter half of June with The Voice and Hannibal. Read more »
After nine seasons and more than 200 episodes, the U.S. version of The Office came to an end Thursday night with a 75-minute series finale.  Read more »
This week we‘re taking a look at what looks like a fun coming-of-age film. The Way, Way Back stars The Office‘s Steve Carell as a guy who is dating the film‘s young hero - a shy, awkward 14-year-old (Liam James) who starts to come out of his shell when he gets a summer job and meets a whole new group of people.   Read more »
The morning of the Emmy Award nominations is one of my favorite days of the year. It‘s like Christmas, opening up the presents to see what gotnominated. I especially love the minor categories that might not get alot of attention, but are equally exciting.  Read more »
The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, September 22 at 8pm on CBS, but the Creative Arts ceremony is held on week earlier. While the ceremony is held Sunday night, viewers will have to wait until Saturday, September 21 to watch an edited version of the events on FXX.  Read more »
The biggest night of TV is here with the 65th Annual Emmy Awards. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the three-hour telecast will honor the best in television over the past year, and I‘ll be here through the evening with the winners and my live analysis.  Read more »
The nominations have been announced for the 2014 People‘s Choice Awards.Glee leads the pack with eight nominations, including Favorite Network TV Comedy and nods for Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Lea Michele. Both The Big Bang Theory and Grey‘s Anatomy come in second with five nominations each, and How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural, Castle, The Walking Dead and Vampire Diaries all have four. Read more »
FOX has given a 13-episode order to a new show that features the unlikely pairing of Hart Hanson, the creator of the network‘s hit series Bones, and The Office star Rainn Wilson,  Read more »
Office parties are sometimes fun, but mostly awkward. This is one of the few times each year where your coworkers are hopped up on sugar, feeling jolly, and quite possibly intoxicated all at once. People will over-share. They might make out with other staffers. They will definitely eat too much. And there are bound to be some uncomfortable gift exchanges for Secret Santa. But no matter how bad you think your office parties are, they are nothing compared to the chaos and the drama that went down in December at the Dunder Mifflin office in Scranton, PA. Here is a gif-tastic look back at why Dunder Mifflin always had such horrible, no good, very bad holiday parties.  Read more »
Whether you‘re snowed in (yet again) in the Northeast, have a late winter cold or just have nothing better to do, Netflix has your weekend plans already for you. Launched in the overnight of Friday, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is up and ready to be binge-watched. Here are 4 reasons why you should be watching (and humming the catchy theme of) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt all weekend long. Read more »
TV Show intros are a huge influence to our favorite shows‘ tones. They have the power to really put you in the mood for your favorite series, and when powerful enough, have you whistling them for the rest of the day. Some shows do a better job than others with this, and many classics have gone down in history as synonymous with that show. Here‘s a look at our favorite intros over the last five years. From Orange is the New Black to The Office, here‘s a look at our favorite TV show intros in the last five years. Read more »
More than any of medium, TV has sold the idea that "opposites attract." The more mismatched the couple the better, as far as TV is concerned. While it can lead to some interesting conflict, heavy chemistry and passionate pairings doesn‘t always work. Sometimes couples are so mismatched and ill-suited for one another that is stops being romantic and starts being strange. Here are 9 of the most confusing TV hook-ups ranked from "best" to worst. Read more »
Dads are the best and funniest members of the household -- they seem to think so anyway. Let‘s be honest, we‘re all guilty of enjoying a corny "dad joke" every now and then. If you‘re not familiar with what exactly a "dad joke" is, it‘s basically just a super cheesy comment or pun someone makes that you can‘t help but roll your eyes at but also chuckle to yourself at the same time. From Modern Family to The Walking Dead, here are 9 of the corniest dad jokes that have been told on television. Read more »
Revenge is a dish best served cold, and we‘ve definitely gotten to witness some cold-blooded revenge scenes over the years on television. Whether it be a mild-mannered paper salesman becoming overcome with paranoia over snowballs or a bottle of poisoned tequila that wipes out an entire drug cartel, there‘s something incredibly satisfying about a good revenge scene. Here are 7 of the most satisfyingly epic revenge scenes on TV. Read more »
It can be hard to say goodbye, especially to a beloved TV character. When a lead actor or actress decides to leave a TV show before it‘s over, it can put the show at risk of losing its steam. The storylines all have to switch gears, different characters have to carry the show and many fans are likely to stop watching. Keeping a show interesting after losing a fan-favorite character is a big challenge, and some shows are able to do it seamlessly while others really struggle to stay fresh. Let‘s look back at some shows that have stayed interesting despite losing a major character. Read more »
Technology controls our lives. Whether you like it or not, we depend on it for nearly everything these days. Because of this, many people have a lot of fears about what it‘s capable of doing. Whether those fears are rational or irrational, it certainly doesn‘t help when a TV show plays to those fears by acting out exactly what we‘re worried about. Let‘s take a look at seven times a TV show has perfectly summed up what scares us about technology. Read more »
Several TV shows make room for new villains, a reboot has finally found its female lead and the King of Pop‘s daughter is stepping into the spotlight while a long-running series is about to lose its lead star. Read on for more details. Read more »
These terrible, awful, no-good bosses will make your work life a living hell. They don‘t care about your boundaries or personal space. They don‘t give a crap if your kid‘s recital starts at 7 on the dot or that you‘ve had the flu for three days. They‘re jerks, and unfortunately for the folks that work for them, they‘re the boss. Read more »
Television revivals are all the rage. Recently it‘s been reported that NBC is planning potential reboots of The Office and Mad About You, following the success of Will and Grace‘s return. Is this a sign of more things to come in 2018, or the end of a trend?  Read more »