Articles for The Office Season 6

Yes, tonight‘s the season premiere of The Office. And as much as it‘s hard to believe that there‘s more to this season that Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) wedding, there actually is. For this episode, for instance, gossip is the word for the day. The summer interns are preparing to head out, and the office people starts gossiping about them. Michael (Steve Carell) feels left out, so he searches for the next rumor so he can share something. Interestingly, Andy (Ed Helms) will reportedly "struggling" with heterosexuality.Wait, what? We reportedly previously that The Office just might have another not-so-straight employee aside from Oscar (Oscar Nuñez). I just didn‘t expect that storyline to begin right away. Read more »
For the show‘s sixth season premiere, Jim (John Krasinski) informs us The Office viewers that no, Michael (Steve Carell), Dwight (Rainn Wilson), and Andy (Ed Helms) didn‘t decide to break everything in sight just for kicks (although that‘s not very out of character too), they‘re doing a 2004 internet sensation -  Parkour. Isn‘t it so Michael to get into something which is so five years ago. We also got a 3-second look at Meredith‘s armpit.Pam (Jenna Fischer) informs us that it‘s the last day for the interns at Dunder Mifflin - and thanks to a montage, we get an idea of how they spent their summer: handing Kelly (Mindy Kaling) some tissue, opening bottles for Andy, and feeling Meredith‘s boobies against their back (don‘t ask).Jim and Pam make jokes about shotguns in their wedding. They‘re really cute. Read more »
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday at 8pm on CBS.  Hostedby Neil Patrick Harris, it looks like two shows will have astranglehold on the night: Mad Men for Drama and 30 Rock for Comedy, both coming in with an overwhelming lead in total nominations.But will they really prevail.  Check out the nominees for the majorEmmy Drama categories below and who I think will win, then make yourown picks and watch along with me Sunday night.Read More: Drama Category Predictions>> Read more »
After last week‘s season 6 premiere of The Office, we go deeper into the season (not really, it‘s just episode 2), and closer and closer into the highly anticipated wedding of Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer). On tonight‘s episode "The Meeting," Pam has to deal with one of the harsher requirements - the dreaded guest list for the wedding. Elsewhere on the episode, Jim makes a request to Michael (Steve Carell) that leaves him feeling insecure and defensive, while Dwight (Rainn Wilson) has Toby investigate Darryl‘s worker‘s comp claim. Read more »
It‘s really here, Office fans. The Jim-Pam wedding that was five seasons in the making will, barring any unexpected hitches, take place next week. To commemorate the occasion, the "seventh most interesting couple in Northeastern Pennsylvania paper sales" launched a wedding site to celebrate the big day. Kind of reminds me of the Meredith-Derek wedding site cancer-stricken Izzie created for Grey‘s Anatomy.The features of the site include the usual, an About Us section, guest info (though coming soon) location, video blog (coming soon, too), registry (also coming soon), and the very funny guest book featuring messages from virtually everyone from the Office. Everyone‘s funny, of course, but here‘s my top five: Read more »
Following Jim‘s promotion to co-manager on the last episode of The Office, sort of arch rival (and unofficial assistant to the regional manager) Dwight is not too pleased. He reaches his breaking point with Halpert and looks to the rest of the office for allies. Elsewhere on the next episode, David Wallace goes to Scranton to announce the bad news that not everyone will get a raise this year. Finally, Pam, after being frustrated that there are people who are willing to drive to Niagara Falls for the wedding, would like cash instead of wedding gifts.Tonight‘s episode of The Office - "The Promotion" - of course, is the buildup to next week‘s one-hour special ep that features Jim and Pam‘s wedding, when the Office crew travels to Niagara Falls for the special day. Read more »
It‘s just a few days before the big day for Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) on The Office. And I don‘t know about you guys, but the last two episodes didn‘t really hit it that well for me, so I‘m hoping this special hour-long Niagara wedding special will really invigorate this season of The Office. As a teaser, NBC has released a couple of vids from that episode. The first one was typical Jim-Pam banter, Pam telling Jim that she was told the wedding day supposedly goes by so fast that they should take mental pictures of the highlights. So Jim picks up an air camera and takes a snapshot of Pam, only she blinked. "We should‘ve hired a professional." You gotta love these two. Read more »
"Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend," was how Jim started his toast at the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. He narrated that for the longest time, he had to do the most painful and agonizing thing a man in love can do - wait. But he did, while slightly flirting, and said that even then he knew that it was his wife that he was waiting for.Of course you cried. I did. How can you not? But that was just the tip of the iceberg. There‘d be plenty of crying coming up for this Office episode. Read more »
Tonight on The Office, they‘ll try to take advantage of the momentum built up by the awesome one-hour special last week that featured the fantastically done wedding of Jim and Pam (you can tell I liked it). Most fans of the NBC comedy were in agreement that the first three episodes this season weren‘t the typical laugh-out-loud The Office that we were accustomed to, and that the wedding episode - "Niagara" - picked up the pace again. Let‘s see if they can follow it up nicely.On "Mafia" Michael (Steve Carell)  gets a visit from an insurance salesman. Because they‘re just the type to do it, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Andy (Ed Helms) somehow convince him that he is part of the mafia. Also, Erin (Ellie Kemper) accidentally ruins newlywed Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) painting. Read more »
Finally! Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are back from their honeymoon in Puerto Rico! It was a little disconcerting last week on The Office with the newly weds nowhere in sight. Tonight on the NBC comedy, Michael (Steve Carell) shocks the couple when he reveals the identity of the new woman he has been dating. If you saw the wedding episode, you must have a pretty good idea who this woman is (if this is indeed what it is). A little hint: Pam will not be pleased.As for the other stuff on tonight‘s The Office, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) will try to apologize to Jim for the years of torment with a strange peace offering. It‘s unclear, however, why this is so, since it‘s mostly Jim who had done Dwight a bunch of pranks over the seasons. Read more »
The Office always delivers when it comes to these kinds of episodes, and as proof of that, we have the first batch of photos for the NBC comedy‘s upcoming Halloween episode. On the episode, the Dunder Mifflin people plan a haunted house kind of thing for the children in the community.  Just for fun, try to guess which The Office characters are shown below. Some are gimme‘s, like Angela and Dwight, but the first two might just shock you. Read more »
It‘s the Halloween tonight on The Office, and the Dunder Mifflin people are planning a Haunted House for the children in the community. Of course, that entails getting into costumes and such, and already we posted pictures of a few who are in their Halloween attire.Elsewhere on "Koi Pond" Michael (Steve Carell) attends an important business meeting and falls into a koi pond, while Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Andy (Ed Helms) go cold calling to drum up more sales. Read more »
So Michael (Steve Carell) falls into a koi pond. I‘m not sure if I‘m missing any reference or metaphor here or I‘m just trying to read what isn‘t there, but tonight‘s episode of The Office was OK, brilliant in parts then alternately tender and maybe even inspired, because while the plotlines all generally appear disjointed and specific to this episode, they actually continue the bigger storylines that are going on.For instance, the matter of Michael sort of mentoring Jim (John Krasinski) and Jim sort of holding a grudge against Michael. Thanks to Meredith‘s connection, the Office people are able to get a hold of a footage showing Michael‘s fall into the blasted koi pond. As it turns out, Jim could have reached out easily and grabbed Michael. But instead he leaned backwards and just let Michael fall (and in the process step on the head of one koi and kill it). Read more »
Or rather, he says he‘s either the gayest straight man or the straightest gay man on television.Fifty-year-old Cuban-American actor Oscar Nuñez who plays accountant Oscar Martinez on the NBC sitcom The Office says it wasn‘t his idea to make his character on the show fake, but he admitted that he wasn‘t gay in the beginning, that there was no "master plan" to make anyone gay on the show. Read more »
It‘s awkward city tonight on The Office when the newlyweds Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) ran out of excuses so they have no choice but to go out with Michael (Steve Carell) and Pam‘s mom Helene (Linda Purl). Yes, a double date for Jim and Pam and Michael and Pam‘s mother. It‘s kind of hard to forget how Pam practically exploded when she found out that the woman Michael was dating was her mom (they met in their own wedding), a reaction that included storming out of the room, screaming at the parking lot, and constantly throwing barbs at him during meetings.So it‘s slightly hard to believe that Pam might be up for this so soon. The two, Michael and Pam, had a little break from each other last episode, when she and Andy (Ed Helms) went to a sales call outside the office while Michael and Jim attend a meeting of their own, the same meeting where Michael fell into a koi pond. Read more »
This morning the People‘s Choice Award nominations were revealed, andas always, it‘s populism at its best.  On the TV side, the nomineesoften look like the top of the Nielsen ratings list, with a few notableand surprising exceptions.  Shows like True Blood and Gossip Girl crept into the Favorite TV Actress categories while Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show features Lost, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.However, those are the very cool exceptions.  For the most part, the list is full of CSI, NCIS, Grey‘s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men and other top-rated shows.  Here are the major television nominees for this year‘s People‘s Choice Awards. To vote for the People‘s Choice Awards, CLICK HERE. Read more »
The hits just don‘t stop for Michael (Steve Carell) on The Office. After a harsh realization last week (and the consequent breakup with Helene, Pam‘s mom), he now has to deal with "troubling rumors" about Dunder Mifflin. He forces the office into a day of strange diversions, which upset (John Krasinski) and leading others to wonder if Michael has gone insane.Has Michael gone insane? After all, it was a wild ride after Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) wedding when he met Helene, fell in love with her, started going out, then just as they were celebrating her birthday last week, started to realize that, well, she was very old. You can practically hear the cogs turning in Michael‘s head. Apparently, he wanted to do a lot of things before he dies, and dating an older woman doesn‘t exactly go well with that. Read more »
Angela (Angela Kinsey) is a voodoo mama juju. That‘s probably all you need to hear to figure out that "Murder" is a crazy, crazy episode of The Office, one of the best since "Niagara" that featured Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) wedding. It had several laugh out loud moments, which turned out to be a severe understatement to the crisis that has befallen Dunder Mifflin. Read more »
Can there be a show without Dunder Mifflin?That‘s probably the question on every The Office fans‘ mind after last week‘s episode. There‘s a shareholders meeting tonight on the NBC comedy, but it does not really say whether their problems are going to be resolved. Michael (Steve Carell) gets excited when he‘s invited by David Wallace to be honored at the Dunder Mifflin shareholder meeting in New York, so he brings Andy (Ed Helms), Dwight (Rainn Wilson), and Oscar (Oscar Nuñez) along in the trip.  Read more »
With the big wedding out of the way on The Office, the next step for Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) is obviously the baby, and we already know that that storyline is set up for February. Does the happy couple get a boy or a girl, Jenna Fischer has absolutely no idea."Pam is due to have her baby in February. I don‘t know what it is. It‘s going to be a surprise. There have been a lot of discussions about it but no decision has been made yet. So it‘s really like a real pregnancy. I think we‘re going to find out when they write it. What I‘m having. It should be really interesting." Read more »
Craig Robinson has a lot on his plate these days aside from being a staple figure on The Office as warehouse foreman Darryl Philbin. He also has several movies lined up for next year, including three comedies and one animated film.  Read more »
Are you missing some Kelly (Mindy Kaling) and Ryan (B.J. Novak) on The Office? Or excited over the budding romance between Andy (Ed Helms) and Erin (Ellie Kemper)? Then better tune in on the upcoming episodes of the NBC comedy - except this week, the next one airs next week - to see what‘s new on the love lives of members of the brand new girl group Subtle Sexuality.Kaling for her part says they‘ll be more of the make out session seen on the second of the Subtle Sexuality series. Read more »
Ever feel like Erin (Ellie Kemper) and Andy (Ed Helms) are following the sort of cutesy path of the now married Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) on The Office? The show‘s main couple, after all, finally tied the knot this season after several seasons of flirting and is actually expecting their first baby this February - or babies.Office big boss Greg Daniels begs off this comparison between the two couples, adding that Andy or Erin aren‘t very smart fellows, and are therefore prone to more fun stuff. Read more »
Ever dreamed of getting dating advice from Kelly Kapur (Mindy Kaling) from The Office?Kelly may be just one perky, bubbly character on the NBC comedy, but her alter-ego recently bagged a potentially big project courtesy of the same guys behind the worldwide sensation Juno, Variety reports. Alongside fellow Office writer Brent Forrester, Mindy Kaling has been commissioned by Mandate Pictures to pen the script for upcoming rom-com The Low Self Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie. Read more »
Is Dunder Mifflin still on the verge of bankruptcy? If the stock price were any indication (we had a good peek at the stock market ticker last episode), it does not look good for the Office peeps. But tonight, we‘ll try to veer away from that, albeit temporarily.On "Scott‘s Tots" Michael (Steve Carell) is forced to face the music when he realizes that he can‘t keep a promise he made a group of kids 10 years ago. Just what this promise is, your guess is as good as mine.  Read more »
You see them both on NBC‘s Thursday night comedy lineup. Pretty soon you‘ll see them both on the big screen together.NBC comedy stalwarts Steve Carell and Tina Fey are set to hit movie screens next year on the upcoming comedy Date Night. The two, who play nutty manager Michael Scott on The Office and equally crazy head writer Liz Lemon on 30 Rock respectively, will appear as a married couple on their first movie together. Read more »
Tonight‘s The Office had a few laughs (relatively), and for a minute there, I forgot I was watching a comedy. It was alternately depressing and infuriating, and the punch lines were few and far between (notably the final scene involving Ryan and an unsubtly labeled plan).On the episode of the NBC comedy, Michael (Steve Carell) had to face the consequences of his actions when he had to face a promise he made with a bunch of third graders ten years ago. Apparently, he promised a bunch of kids then - now called Scott‘s Tots - that he‘d take care of their college tuition. Read more »
We‘ve seen the pictures from this week‘s The Office Christmas episode, and from the synopsis we know that Michael (Steve Carell) will be mighty pissed when Jim (John Krasinski) allows Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) to be Santa at the office Christmas party.Quoting a source, E! Online assures us that this season‘s Christmas episode will be at par with previous seasons‘. Apparently, the big continuing bankruptcy storyline is set to continue without fail, so understandably, everyone in Scranton is a little down in the dumps. Read more »
How would you like to see David Brent and Michael Scott on the same show? Awesome, right?Ricky Gervais tells the Toronto Sun that it would be a "fun" idea for his character on the original (and British) The Office to make a little cameo on its stateside counterpart, where Michael Scott is played by Steve Carell. Read more »
It‘s the Christmas episode tonight on The Office, and here‘s hoping that the not-so-favorable economic climate won‘t dampen people‘s holiday spirits. Not Phyllis (Phyllis Smith), because thanks to Jim (John Krasinski) and a note she sent some 11 weeks ago, she‘s able to snag the role of Santa! According to her, she wanted to be Santa for years, especially since she had the right "temperament" and "figure" for the job. Can‘t say we disagree. Read more »
It‘s Christmas on Dunder Mifflin Scranton! And for the midseason closer of The Office, the DM peeps have the following to offer: Jesus heckling Santa, Obama building his own jail, "Tranny Claus," and a love interest for Oscar - can I get a woot woot?Santa versus JesusForget David versus David (my references are so last year), The Office came up with a rivalry that is not only funny, but also carries with it a consumerist/capitalist commentary on Christmas. After years of waiting, Phyllis was able to realize her dream of playing Santa ("I have the right temperament and figure.") Read more »
After the success of Jim and Pam‘s wedding blog (remember that?), there was another viral campaign for the NBC comedy The Office. The focus of this one is not so interspersed in the show‘s main storyline like the one that documented the couple‘s Niagara wedding, but it‘s still very interesting.An NBC article described Ryan‘s photo-blog as "pretentious" (which is exactly why it‘s funny) and a cursory scan of the website tells you why (let‘s just say when someone repeatedly addresses himself in the third person as "The Artist," it should already tell you something). Read more »
If there‘s any doubt left that Dwight is a sick, sick man, this should cover it.The Office fans, are you a little bummed that Dwight‘s (Rainn Wilson) diabolical plan to bring Jim (John Krasinski) down is on hold for the holidays? He explains why on his newly launched - and explicitly titled - Diabolical Blog. Read more »
The Office fans are in for a treat when the NBC comedy returns September 17, as a grand total of 26 episodes are in the works featuring the crazy folks of Dunder Mifflin Scranton. But seeing that the date is still a good one month away, BuddyTV brings you spoilers for the upcoming season of The Office under the cut.Also read: ‘The Office‘ Season 6 Preview Read more »
The Golden Globe nominations were revealed this morning, and on the TVside, returning dramas ruled while new comedies pushed old favoritesaside.  Glee claims to top spot with four nominations, for BestComedy Series as well as individual nominations for stars MatthewMorrison, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch.  Read more »
If you think the insolvency storyline on The Office is over and done for, think again. Jenna Fischer tells TV Guide that the shakeup will not only affect David Wallace and the other big Dunder Mifflin executives, but the lower echelons of the corporate world as well, including our accountants, salesmen, and the warehouse, especially Matt. See what this whole financial crisis is doing to our favorite sitcoms?"I do think that it‘s going to cause some shifts at corporate," says Fischer, who plays pregnant receptionist-turned-saleswoman Pam on the NBC comedy. "So there‘s going to be a lot of sort of job changes and it is going to shake up the structure of our current hierarchy." Read more »
John Krasinski is making good use of his time away from The Office, and in the process he‘s getting raves from his co-stars, otherwise acting heavyweights, in an upcoming romantic comedy. Steve Martin, Meryl Streep, and Alec Baldwin appear with Krasinski in It‘s Complicated and the 30-year-old, says some critics, is stealing every scene he has with these giants."He‘s so cute," says Martin. "He‘s so great," says Streep. Read more »
Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen ActorsGuild nominations were this morning, and the TV results are a mixedbag.  The awards are a bit less experimental than the Globes,nominating old favorites like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Charlie Sheen,but they also have a little bit of new mixed in as well.  Glee and Modern Family both earned noms for their ensembles while The Good Wife picked up nominations for both Julianna Margulies and the ensemble.  Read more »
So far, this season of The Office had been marked with extreme happiness (Jim and Pam‘s wedding) and extreme uncertainty (DM bankruptcy). In between there were funny stuff (the murder game episode) and not-so-funny things (Scott‘s tots). With some weeks to go before the NBC comedy returns next year, let‘s list down the five things The Office fans can expect next year. Read more »
New Year‘s Eve is a time for celebration, reflection, and of course, new (or renewed) determination to make this coming year even better than the one before. In other words, it‘s almost RESOLUTION time!We here at BuddyTV are always striving to bring you even closer to the TV characters you know and love so well, so we personally spoke* with 20 of your favorites and found out: what do they resolve to do differently in 2010?We also made some resolutions of our own, and hope you‘ll share yours with us. Have a safe, healthy, happy, and TV-filled new year, from your buddies at BuddyTV. Read more »
Well, you have spoken and, well, the People‘s Choice Awards have been given out. For the most part, the winners were an expected bunch.House took two awards: it was voted Favorite TV Drama, and its lead, Hugh Laurie, was named Favorite TV Drama Actor. The Big Bang Theory was named Favorite TV Comedy.  Read more »
Here at BuddyTV, we really like ships. We get invested in the relationships or potential relationships of our favorite characters and we definitely get a bit obsessed. We‘ve already told you our rankings for the Best Ships of 2009, but we want you to be able to convince us otherwise. We decided to put together a video contest for the best (relation)ship of 2009. Simply watch the video below for the rules and then submit your entry.UPDATE: Due to the large number of entries winners will be announced Friday January 15! Thank you to everyone who submitted. Read more »
Well, thanks a lot, Olympics!Pam (Jenna Fischer) was supposed to be due in February with a special two-parter on The Office, but because the Winter Olympics will be airing on NBC from February 12 to 28, it‘s preempting the big Office birth. Who figured out that the Winter Games is more important than welcoming a potentially baby Jim (John Krasinski), we have no idea. Read more »
The Office is currently undergoing through a lot of changes, including a shakeup in the leadership that means saying goodbye to some very familiar names, such as David Wallace. With Scranton the only branch bringing in profits for Dunder Miflin, does this mean the other branches will also be rid of people? But what about Holly (Amy Ryan) who was transferred to Nashua?Entertainment Weekly confirms that, if you‘re not so concerned with the when, Amy Ryan is "definitely" going back to The Office.  Read more »
The results are in! The 67th annual Golden Globes, the first Hollywood award ceremony of the year, kicked off tonight at 8pm EST on NBC with several fashion hits and misses, teary acceptance speeches and some witty punch lines served by British comedian host Ricky Gervais. Read more »
Fresh from his controversial hosting duties on the Golden Globes, the star of the British and the original version of The Office is now rumored to appear on this season‘s US counterpart, either as David Brent or maybe as someone else.Ricky Gervais, who has successfully invaded the US thanks to Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying, has reportedly not "ruled out the opportunity" according to his publicist, as quoted in The Independent. Read more »
The time has finally come for the public to voice their opinions. We‘re a bit late on picking the finalists, but 5 writers had to watch 92 videos and rank their favorites. We never expected this many submissions but we‘re happy so many people participated. It has been a joy watching all of the videos and being convinced of ships we didn‘t even know existed.As I‘ve mentioned in the past, not all the writers have seen all these shows. The finalists were picked simply for the quality of the video and how convinced we were by the couple. We had speculated previously that the major thematic moments had to be from 2009, but since we didn‘t know which moments were from 2009 and which weren‘t if we didn‘t watch a show, we had to just use our best judgment. Read more »
The Office is back! A potential buyer comes to Dunder Mifflin, and the trio - Michael (Steve Carell), Dwight (Rainn Wilson), and Andy (Ed Helms), plus pregnant Pam (Jenna Fischer) pull out all the stops in hopes of impressing him with their high profile contacts. Michael reminisces about all the great times they have had in the office. You know what that means - clip show!The Office, which was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series, took off last year with the Christmas episode, when David Wallace announced that instead of bankruptcy, a buyout was on the horizon for DM. Kathy Bates will reportedly play the new boss. Read more »
Technically, it counts as an episode, but "The Banker" isn‘t an episode-episode, it‘s a clip show, and kind of disappointing considering that it‘s the first one after a long break. If you‘re an Office fan, however, you can‘t afford to miss it. The timing is a little suspect though. A clip show is nice if there‘s some big change happening on the show (and there is on this one, since Dunder Mifflin is undergoing a buyout), but after a long wait? Why? Read more »
Before Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) said their I do‘s on The Office, there was another couple that was headed in the same direction - Andy (Ed Helms) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) - that is, until a big man came between them and ruined everything. Now that that‘s over, some Office fans are asking if there can be hope for the then illicit love affair between Angela and Dwight (Rainn Wilson)! After all, Andy has a new love interest (but not before going on all the honeymoon trips all by himself).The short answer would be: yes! Says Kinsey herself at the NBC Golden Globes party. Read more »
How do you get a body like The Situation?  How do you make every mansay "J-Woww!!!"?  These are questions that, for Jersey Shore fans, burn hotter than the urinary tract of Pauly D‘s latest conquest.The simple answer is: GTL.  But some of our favorite TV charactersmight be unsure that this intense regimen of gym, tanning and laundry isright for them. To help them--and you--out, we put together someexpert renderings of what our favorite TV stars would look like if theygot tanned, juiced, and poufed-up as our favorite Jersey Shore cast members. It‘s no wonder those guidos and guidettes (their words!) always getting arrested on Jersey Shore, because it should be a crime to look this good.   Read more »
Do we think it‘s too soon for Michael (Steve Carell) to date after the whole Pam‘s mom fling/fiasco? Perhaps, but Entertainment Weekly reports that a "significant" new love interest is in the offing for Steve Carell‘s clumsy alter-ego on The Office."Michael is going to meet someone," says Office showrunner and HR person Toby Paul Lieberstein. "It‘s one of these set-ups where a bunch of people go out and you don‘t know you‘re being set up." Read more »
Watch out, Scranton. David Brent is coming.Ricky Gervais, the guy who plays David Brent on the original The Office series and produces the American version, has finally confirmed that Michael Scott‘s British counterpart is set to make a trip to Scranton to, we hope, wreak havoc. Read more »
The last episode of The Office was a clip show, so tonight‘s "Sabre" is actually the first new episode since the NBC returned from the holiday break this year. Is it just me or that was a long wait? On the flip side, it also happens to be John Krasinski‘s directorial debut. Yes, Jim directs this episode."Sabre" isn‘t only the title of the episode, it‘s also the name of the printer selling company that comes in to take over Dunder Mifflin. For his part, Michael (Steve Carell) has a hard time accepting some of Sabre‘s new policies. Andy (Ed Helms) and Erin (Ellie Kemper), meanwhile, work on a welcome song for Sabre as her way of waiting for Andy to ask her out. Read more »
And if you saw the most recent episode of The Office, you should have a pretty solid idea of which one it is. But just to be safe, the mini-spoiler is after the jump. Read more »
The Office will welcome baby Pam / baby Jim a week sooner.Instead of airing a two-part story over two weeks for Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) delivery, the two episodes will now air as an hour-long show on March 4, the show‘s first after its two-week Winter Olympics hiatus. Read more »
After meeting the new head honcho of Dunder Mifflin (albeit via webcam) on the last episode, tonight on The Office, we come face to face with Sabre CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) as she comes to Scranton. Everybody is dazzled by her Southern ways, although when she finds out that there are two branch managers - Michael (Steve Carell) and Jim (John Krasinski), she insists that one should step down and return to being salesman.Elsewhere on "Manager and Salesman" Andy (Ed Helms) has Valentine‘s Day plans for Erin (Ellie Kemper), but things, like they always do on The Office, don‘t go according to plan. As seen on the promo, there‘ll also be crotch-loving dogs. Yes. Read more »
That‘s what she said.It‘s one of those things that The Office and Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is known for, and NBC is banking on its popularity to promote the Office syndication schedule by launching a sweepstakes based purely on one of Michael‘s trademark punch lines. Read more »
NBC released clips en route to the big baby episode on The Office, and while they didn‘t really show anything new, they hiked up the anticipation for the big day. Not so long ago, it was Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) wedding that was the big event on The Office, which begs the question: is the NBC comedy relying on this couple too much, with everything else being humdrum fillers to these things?Baby-centric clips after the jump: Read more »
Do we have a young Steve Carell / Michael Scott in our midst here?It happened a year ago, but a scan of a detention notice is making the rounds on the internet today featuring a middle school kid who was sent to detention for making a "That‘s what she said" joke, legions of which were popularized by Carell‘s character Michael Scott on the NBC show The Office. Read more »
Now that the Olympics are over and we‘re back to regular programming, there‘s lots to take in this week. For starters: Jake takes his pick, Jim and Pam have a baby and Oscar night‘s comedy duo are just a few reasons to tune in. Also of note: American Idol‘s Top 10 contestants perform on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, for those of you following the young hopefuls every inch of the way.  Read more »
So now that one of America‘s favorite TV couples is about to have a baby, we have to ask: What will they name it?  The Office is a comedy after all, so the possibilities are endless. Will Jim and Pam go the celebrity baby name route and name their child after a fruit? Orange Halpert-Beasley really doesn‘t have a nice ring to it. Or will someone in the office be the baby‘s namesake Michael Scott Halpert, anyone?Now it‘s your turn: What should Jim and Pam name their little one?  Read more »
Now that the Olympics is out of the way, we can get to one of the more anticipated TV event this week: Pam‘s (Jenna Fiscer) giving birth on The Office!For the first of the special two-part offering, Pam‘s contractions start, but she and hubby Jim (John Krasinski) decide to wait it out as long as possible so they can have more time at the hospital. The rest of the Office people, however, as they are wont to do, try their best to distract Pam from the pain with food and entertainment. Judging from the promo, it‘s going to be crazy at Dunder Mifflin - or is it Dunder Mifflin Sabre?For the second part, Michael (Steve Carell) anxiously waits for Pam and Jim‘s baby to be born. Back at the office, Erin (Ellie Kemper) makes Andy (Ed Helms) jealous when she has lunch with Kevin (Brian Baumgartner).Promos after the jump: Read more »
Still doubt that sweet little promo that goes, "On The Office, it‘s always been Jim and Pam?" After "The Delivery" we reckon the objections ought to be more hushed.Don‘t forget to catch: Should John Krasinski be Captain America?Of course, it‘s not always about Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) on The Office. On this two-part offering, for instance, the second half clearly paled in comparison with the first, when the whole Dunder Mifflin gang was onboard. Sure, Jim and Pam grabbing the wrong baby was hilarious, but other than that, the two‘s charms only work amidst a backdrop of crazy Office scenarios. Read more »
It hardly came as a surprise, but it‘s good news nonetheless: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that NBC has issued early renewals to The Office, Community and 30 Rock, ensuring that its strong Thursday night comedy lineup will be back for at least one more season. Parks and Recreation was renewed less than a month ago.Don‘t forget to catch: CW Renews ‘Supernatural,‘ ‘ANTM‘ ‘Vampire Diaries,‘ ‘Gossip Girl‘ and ‘90210‘Nine million people tuned in to see Pam (Jenna Fischer) give birth on The Office, which for the first time beat an original Grey‘s Anatomy episode in the coveted 18-49 demo. It was the highest rating episode for the NBC staple since the big Niagara wedding last year, also featuring the show‘s main couple. Read more »
Who knew it would take a baby in the delivery room - something Grey‘s Anatomy has in spades - for The Office to accomplish what it hasn‘t done before: beat the ABC series in the all-important 18-49 demo.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘The Office‘ Recap: Breastfeeding the Wrong Baby - Not a Good Sign and ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Reviewing Perfect Little AccidentThe Office‘s "The Delivery" features the much-anticipated birth of Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) first baby, a special one-hour offering from the NBC comedy, coming in after the show‘s hiatus courtesy of the Winter Games. Read more »
Prior to the Big Baby Episode, some Office fans thought Baby Halpert‘s name would come from the Office universe (Michael Scott or Dwight or Mifflin). While that didn‘t happen, Jenna Fischer says the name of her first on-screen baby with Jim (John Krasinski) - Cecelia Marie Halpert - is even closer to her personal life than she imagined.Don‘t forget to catch: NBC Renews ‘The Office,‘ ‘Community,‘ and ‘30 Rock‘Talking to, Fischer revealed that the week when The Office was filming "The Delivery" was also when she became an aunt for the very first time. Read more »
After the very successful Baby Halpert episode and the subsequent early season 7 pickup, The Office seems to be awash with one good news after another. But just like the Niagara wedding episode, things kind of have a tendency to go downhill after a big episode on this show lately, so let‘s see if they can sustain the good vibes and the momentum built on "The Delivery" until the remaining episodes of the season.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘The Office‘ Recap: Breastfeeding the Wrong Baby - Not a Good SignOn "St. Patrick‘s Day" Jim (John Krasinski) is back from his paternity leave, and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) tries to make his return an unpleasant one. Which is weird, because didn‘t he just proclaim success on his blog? ("My plan was so intricately diabolical it would‘ve given Machiavelli an erection.") Read more »
Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is sadly not getting any love from Sabre big boss Jo (Kathy Bates) on The Office, but a confirmed migrant to Scranton might shake things up for him.Don‘t forget to catch: The Office: Jenna Fischer Reveals Origin of Baby NameEntertainment Weekly confirms that Amy Pietz of Aliens in America fame has been cast for multiple episodes on The Office set to kick off in April.  Read more »
After the lackluster follow-up to the big "Delivery" episode on The Office, let‘s see if the folks can pick it up with tonight‘s "New Leads." On the episode, the sales staff lets Sabre‘s new "sales is king" policy get to their heads, and for some reason we can‘t ascertain right now, Michael (Steve Carell) decides to hide their new, prized leads.Don‘t forget to catch: Amy Pietz Goes to ‘The Office‘: New Love Interest for Michael?On the last episode of The Office, everybody was wearing green, Jim (John Krasinski) was back to reacquaint himself with Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Megadesk - don‘t ask - and Sabre‘s Jo wanted everyone to stay and work while everyone just wanted to get to the booze at the bar. Read more »
When The Office engages all its awesome characters in one wide, all-encompassing arc, it almost always works, and that‘s exactly what we saw on "New Leads."Sabre is all about sales, as it turns out, and the policy has the sales people lording over the rest of the Dunder Mifflin employees. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) was literally lording over them; "Sales is king. I am the best salesman, so I am the king of kings. Oh - you say Jesus was king of kings? Well, that tells you what I think of myself." Did we mention Dwight is always irreverent? Read more »
Not Jim, really.He may not be the new Captain America, but The Office star John Krasinski is in talks to star opposite fellow TV mainstay Ginnifer Goodwin of Big Love in an upcoming romantic comedy Something Borrowed, The Hollywood Reporter says.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘The Office‘ Recap: All Things ‘Lead‘ to the Dump Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of The Office, the gang goes to a local bar for a little night out. And Michael (Steve Carell) is wearing a Kangol beret and calling himself "Date Mike." Go figure.On the aptly named "Happy Hour" Michael not so surprisingly gets kicked out of the bar when his attempts to impress a friend of Jim (John Krasinski) and sexy-backing Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) start to border on the ridiculous. Elsewhere, Andy (Ed Helms) and Erin (Ellie Kemper) do their best to keep their relationship secret from everyone. We all know that‘s impossible in Dunder Mifflin Scranton.Finally, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is having second thoughts about the pre-natal contract he signed with Angela (Angela Kinsey). Promo after the jump: Read more »
We had high hopes for "Happy Hour" on The Office, since the entire gang plus hopefully alcohol would be involved. But sober or not, these guys are crazy. Especially Kevin. And Creed. And Andy. And Dwight. And Darryl. You get the idea.Oscar comes to work two hours earlier just to get a chance to talk to the warehouse guy he was crushing on Matt, who essentially didn‘t realize that he was asking him out. Aw, Oscar. He goes over to Darryl and pitches the idea of a happy hour with the warehouse guys. Darryl sees right through it and tells him, "Just be straight with me, man (I already started laughing at this point). You can be gay with Matt." Read more »
It‘s April, the month of taxes, tulips and ... comedy. (We were trying really hard for alliteration, but "terribly funny" just sounded lame.) You probably didn‘t know that April is also National Humor Month. In honor of this auspicious occasion, we thought it would be funny to find out which TV comedies inspire the most dedicated fans.   After some very unscientific investigation--we posed the question to our Facebook fans and here in the office--we came up with one giant list of favorite comedies. And when we say "giant list," we mean massive.  So bring on the subheads! Read more »
With Steve Carell and Tina Fey, stars of NBC‘s twin comedy staples, coming together for Date Night, it‘s only natural for the idea of a crossover between the two shows (plus Joel McHale‘s Community, maybe) to pop up. But alas, Carell thinks Michael Smith meeting Liz Lemon would ultimate be "cheesy.""Nope," he says, nixing the idea to MTV News. "Usually those cross-pollination things are so cheesy." Read more »
Date Mike may have found his match in Amy Pietz‘s bartender/manager Donna on The Office, but you have to admit: the chemistry between the real Michael (Steve Carell) and Holly (Amy Ryan) is hard to match. The Office powers-that-be seem to agree. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer and co-star Paul Lieberstein reveals that they‘re "definitely" hoping to bring back Holly next season. Can we get a woot-woot? Read more »
Every TV series has a couple you‘re secretly rooting for to hook up, though more often than not it takes several months or even years before they actually get together. But when they do share that first kiss, it gives you all the more reason to look forward to their budding romance, whether it happens in the heat of an argument or simply because someone was standing under the mistletoe. Read more »
Do you ever get reminded of Cookie Monster when you hear Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) talking on The Office?‘The Office‘ and ‘30 Rock‘ Crossover? Nah, Says Steve CarellYou‘re not alone. Oscar (Oscar Nunez) - of all people - makes a video comparing the two, and it becomes viral! He shares it to everyone in Dunder Mifflin on the next episode of The Office. Elsewhere, it‘s "Secretary‘s Day" so Michael (Steve Carell) takes Erin (Ellie Kemper) out, with dutiful boyfriend Andy (Ed Helms) trying to make sure she‘s having a great time. Unfortunately, Michael accidentally tells her of Andy and Angela‘s (Angela Kinsey) past.Promos after the jump: Read more »
We all knew Erin (Ellie Kemper) on The Office was a little cuckoo (in a good way), but little did we realize that the girl‘s got serious foster home issues. We certainly didn‘t count on them to surface on "Secretary‘s Day" although it does make perfect sense in hindsight. The Erin-centric episode really delved deep into her character, and we only empathized with the Dunder Mifflin receptionist because of it.‘The Office‘ and ‘30 Rock‘ Crossover? Nah, Says Steve CarellSecretary‘s DayAndy (Ed Helms) is turning out to be an awesome boyfriend, if not a little overeager. He told everyone to make Secretary‘s Day special for Erin, and forcing Michael (Steve Carell) to take her to lunch seemed like a good idea. Michael was not at all receptive, which was weird, because he‘s normally enthusiastic/desperate for any attention/human interaction he can get. And didn‘t he like Erin? Read more »
On this week‘s The Office, the impossible happened: Michael Scott was out-awkwarded.  The King of inappropriate conversation finally met his match in Dunder-Mifflin secretary/scarred former foster kid Erin, who was having a Secretary‘s Day she was bound to remember for all the wrong reasons. If you missed this week‘s episode, watch it in full right here, right now. If you caught it Thursday night, you‘re probably going to want to watch it again (and again...), just like the viral "Kevin as Cookie Monster" video that got passed around Dunder-Mifflin this week.  Read more »
First of all: Steve Carell revealed in an interview with BBC Radio that next season of The Office may be his last. He said his contract runs through season 7 and added, "I think that will probably be my last year."Can it be? Can The Office continue without Michael Scott?‘The Office‘ Recap: Secretaries Day and Cookie MonsterTonight on The Office, Carell is still onboard, and Michael keeps misreading the signal being sent by Donna/bar manager/his new love interest (Amy Pietz). Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are working on their first sales pitch together and Donna is actually in Dunder Mifflin to hear all about it. Elsewhere, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) encourages Kelly (Mindy Kaling) to try out for the minority training program. Promo after the jump: Read more »
Or maybe she is after all. Bar manager Donna (Amy Pietz) returned tonight on The Office and not only that, she‘s in Dunder Mifflin to get some printers (bar probably has a back office or something). At first it was Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) who were pitching, but Michael (Steve Carell) pretty soon got into the fray and before you know it, he was licking mints off Donna‘s hand. Yes, classic Office episode.Is Steve Carell Leaving ‘The Office‘?As expected, no one believed Michael stood a chance with Donna. To his credit you can‘t really be sure: attractive girl trying to show off some cleavage to get some discounts on printers or crazy girl who actually likes Michael Scott? Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of The Office: PI Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) has to take over when Michael (Steve Carell) starts suspecting that new girlfriend Donna (Amy Pietz) is cheating on him. PI Dwight Schrute? Do we need further assurance that this episode is going to be good? No.Is Steve Carell Leaving The Office?Elsewhere on "The Cover-Up," Andy (Ed Helms) grows frustrated when no one is taking his customer complaint seriously. Is there a cover-up happening? But by who? Promo after the jump: Read more »
On this episode of The Office: PI Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) out to seduce, Andy (Ed Helms) versus Darryl (Craig Robinson) and Michael‘s (Steve Carell) love life "spiraling out of amuck."The opener was classic Office. A good old Jim (John Krasinski) and Dwight showdown, funnier because Pam (Jenna Fischer) is in the fray. Stung by a baby weight comment Dwight made, Pam tries to annoy the hell out of him by communicating via Morse Code. When Dwight gets a headphone, Pam and Dwight proceeds to blink in Morse Code, capped off by an all too appropriate wink from Jim. Read more »
Tonight‘s episode of The Office will be a treat for fans of two couples: Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer), and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey).‘The Office‘ Recap: Smoking PrintersOn "The Chump," Michael (Steve Carell) is surprisingly chipper after the big reveal on the last episode about new girlfriend Donna (Amy Pietz). Meanwhile, Jim and Pam are struggling to stay awake in the office. Finally, Angela is taking matters into her own hands when Dwight refuses to honor their child-rearing contract.The big NBC Thursday comedy block promo is after the jump: Read more »
Summer is upon us and that means it‘s time to mark our calendars and bid farewell to some of our favorite shows, including Lost, Grey‘s Anatomy, Glee, and 24, just to name a few. To help you plan your TV schedule, here‘s a rundown of shows that are about to wrap up and their respective finale dates. Read more »
NBC will wrap up its four comedies tonight - Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock. On the agenda: a whistleblower, a Britta-Professor Slater showdown, Leslie‘s children‘s concert and Liz meeting the man of her dreams.Here‘s how the peacock‘s Thursday comedy block will end: Read more »
After star Steve Carell implied that The Office‘s next season could be his last, NBC top brass are confident that the show can continue without Michael Scott, reports. The producers, in fact, are already "preparing" for a Carell-less Office should he indeed say goodbye to the show, says NBC Universal TV Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin.Is Steve Carell leaving ‘The Office‘?"The Office is a great ensemble show, and the producers are preparing in the event he chooses to move on," he says.  Read more »
Another abrupt, jarring ending for The Office, and on its season finale too! We don‘t know what these guys were thinking but "Whistleblower" didn‘t feel like a season finale to us. It was OK for a  mid-season episode -- there were some good laughs in between and a much-appreciated shout-out to Holly, but finales should leave us holding our breath ‘til September, right?So Jo (Kathy Bates) comes over to Scranton because the news of the printers catching fire leaked to the press. She is fuming mad, shows it, then she scream-asks who went to the frigging press. That‘s not how you fish out a guilty party, Jo. And as the psychopath who smashed James Caan‘s feet on Misery, you should know that. Read more »
The Office‘s finale was a little meh if you ask us, but that doesn‘t diminish our love for these crazy paper pushers. As we wait for what could be Steve Carell‘s last season on the NBC comedy, the cast of The Office is keeping itself busy over the summer. Zach Woods, who plays newbie Sabre person Gabe, will go back to New York to see his girlfriend and do some improv shows and audition for stuff. Creed Bratton, who plays, well, Creed, is working on a movie. Kate Flannery, who plays Meredith, continues her comedy tour. Ellie Kemper, aka Erin, also has a movie in the works. And Angela Kinsey, who plays Angela, will save the world‘s oceans by swimming with sea turtles. Let them tell you themselves: Read more »
After a midseason kickoff last season, Chuck is back on NBC‘s fall calendar, prematurely leaked by The Hollywood Reporter. Chuck returns to its old Monday 8pm slot, followed by two rookies: global-conspiracy-theory drama The Event and another action drama, this time about a team of US Marshalls who track down fugitives, Chase.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>Wednesday, meanwhile, is Law and Order night, featuring the spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles at 10, while J.J. Abrams drama Undercovers and Law & Order: SVU open the night. Mercy and Trauma, as well as former NBC flagship Heroes, are nowhere in sight, although network execs are reportedly in talks to give both Heroes and Law & Order "special event" or two-hour finale send-offs next fall. Read more »