Articles for The Office Season 8

Sometimes, NBC is kind of mean. The network, which had been keeping us from watching some excellent television throughout September and most of October, has delayed the season 5 premiere of Chuck by another week. We now need to wait until Friday, October 28 to see the beginning of Chuck season 5. Read more »
The Office kicked off its eighth season with massive revelations: Andy Bernard is now the new office manager and the successor to Michael Scott‘s throne, Robert California has replaced Jo Bennett as the CEO of Dunder Mifflin-Sabre, Pam is expecting another baby (a boy this time) and Angela is also pregnant with her Senator husband‘s child. But there‘s more to look forward to in The Office season 8, including guest stars, parties and more themed-episodes!Warning: The Office Spoilers ahead! Read more »
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 »
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 »