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Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 2:04PM EST
Steve Carell to star in Trump-based Space Force Netflix comedy, reuniting him with The Office boss
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Carell and Greg Daniels, creator of NBC's version of The Office, co-created the workplace comedy Space Force, which has received a straight-to-series order. Their comedy is inspired by President Trump's proposal last June for a space force as the sixth branch of the military. The news comes three months after Carell boarded Apple's morning news show drama series. The Hollywood Reporter reports, based on sources, that "Carell's salary for Space Force — including co-creator and exec producer fees — sets a new overall record for talent, likely topping the $1 million per episode paydays that the cast of CBS' The Big Bang Theory previously netted. With The Office ranking as one of Netflix's most-watched acquired series — sources note that it often collects more viewers than some of its originals — the streamer stepped up after hearing Carell was ready to return to series-regular television and aggressively pursued the series." Space Force wasn't shopped elsewhere.
Posted Tuesday 12/04/18 at 1:01PM EST
The Bachelor gets Colton Underwood to spoof The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Source: Us Weekly
The ABC reality show paid homage to Steve Carell's iconic movie poster with its newest promo. “The new poster for this season of @bachelorabc looks really familiar,” The 40-Year-Old Virgin director Judd Apatow wrote on Instagram. “I don’t remember Steve having pecs.”
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 1:18PM EST
The Office alums reunite for brunch
Rainn Wilson, Creed Bratton, Angela Kinsey, Paul Liebertsein, Jenna Fischer, Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez and Ed Helms gathered Sunday at the home of American Office creator Greg Daniels. During their reunion, they tried to re-create an old Office cast photo. "Some of the old gang got together today... it was so great to see everyone!" tweeted Angela Kinsey. "I turned to Ed and said, “I feel like we are at a family reunion.” He smiled and said, 'We are.'" The reunion came two weeks after several cast members reunited for Steve Carell hosting SNL. Carell, who wasn't able to attend because he's in London, tweeted: "Miss you guys."
Posted Sunday 11/18/18 at 4:37AM EST
The Office alums pop up on SNL to pressure Steve Carell to do a revival
Carell's former cast members Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms and Jenna Fischer were all in the audience for his opening monologue on last night's Saturday Night Live. It was Carell's first time hosting since leaving The Office. “People would really love to see an Office reboot," said Kemper. "Because I need that money. Let’s get that money, Steve." Helms told Carell, who was promoting his new movie Beautiful Boy, that a potential reboot would bring in so much money “you wouldn’t have to do all those sad movies.” Fischer added: “Don’t be a d*ck, Steve. Do the reboot!'” The bit also included Carell's wife, Nancy Carell (née Walls), who appeared on The Office as Michael Scott's realtor and who herself was an SNL cast member in the 1995-96 season. Carell reacted to his former Office cast members by saying what he's been saying for a while: “I don’t think it’s the best idea. I think we should just leave it alone."
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 1:20PM EST
In his first SNL promo, Steve Carell prepares to return to comedy after doing "serious" acting roles
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“You’re kind of a serious actor now, are you ready to do comedy again?” Aidy Bryant asks Carell in the promo. “I wouldn’t worry, because an actor prepares, and I am an actor.“ Saturday will mark Carell's third time hosting SNL and the first since leaving The Office. ALSO: Taran Killam recalls when an unnamed SNL musical guest failed to show up for dress rehearsal.
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
Steve Carell to host SNL for the third time
Source: TV Guide
Carell will be joined on the Nov. 17 pre-Thanksgiving episode by musical guest Ella Mai. Carell previously hosted Saturday Night Live in 2005 and 2008 when he was starring on The Office.
Posted Friday 10/26/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Steve Carell and David Steinberg are trying to revive Inside Comedy
The pair are seeking a new home for their former Showtime interview series, which ran for four seasons and 36 episodes from 2012 and 2015.
Posted Thursday 10/25/18 at 6:46PM EDT
Billy Crudup and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are the latest additions to Apple's Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston morning show drama
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Gypsy alum and Black Mirror vet will respectively play the president of the news division of the network and the morning new show's talent booker when filming begins next week in Los Angeles. They join Steve Carell, who was added to the cast earlier this week.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 2:36PM EDT
Steve Carell to play anchor on Apple's Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon morning news show drama
In his first regular TV series role since leaving The Office in 2011, Carell will play the male lead on Apple's untitled drama set behind the scenes of a morning news show, based on Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning and written by Kerry Ehrin. Carell will co-star with Aniston and Witherspoon, playing Mitch Kessler, a morning show anchor who is struggling to maintain relevance in a changing media landscape. As Deadline points out, "this is a familiar territory for Carell who played weatherman Brick Tamland in the Anchorman feature comedy franchise." Since leaving The Office, Carell has focused on acting in movies, earning an Oscar nomination for Foxcatcher in 2015. His last TV role, other than The Office's Michael Scott, was on Showtime's Web Therapy in 2013.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
Steve Carell jokes that The Office cast should reunite for a Cheers reboot
“I’ll play Sam Malone and Rainn (Wilson) will be Frasier Crane," he said at the premiere of his new movie Beautiful Boy, which co-stars Carell's former Office romantic interest Amy Ryan as his wife.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Steve Carell: The Office shouldn't be revived because "the climate's different" today
“Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently,” Carell tells Esquire. “And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted ten years ago. The climate’s different. I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior. I mean, he’s certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That’s the point, you know? But I just don’t know how that would fly now. There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today—which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.” ALSO: Check out a (fake) Halloween baby costume inspired by Kevin and his famous chili.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
The Office musical parody opens off-Broadway
The Office! A Musical Parody, from the people behind the musical Friends, Saved by the Bell and Full House parodies, makes you feel like you're part of The Office. "The intricately weaved two-hour-long retelling of the series feels like the world’s most elaborate inside joke, created with a whole lot of love, just for fans," says Nicole Galucci. ALSO: Steve Carell on reprising his Office role: "I love it too much to ever want to do it again."
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Daily Show reunion?: Jon Stewart is directing another movie, potentially starring Steve Carell
Variety reports that former Daily Show correspondent Carell is the top choice to star in Stewart's just-announced second film, the political satire Irresistible.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Jenna Fischer reveals what Pam said to Michael on Steve Carell's The Office farewell episode
"That was me talking to Steve," Fischer said on Instagram Stories. "I told him all the ways I was going to miss him when he left our show. Those were real tears and a real goodbye."
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 9:22PM EST
Why a reboot of The Office is a bad idea: “We've yet to reach a sufficient period of absence to allow the heart to grow fonder”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
It’s only been four years since The Office signed off, as Daniel Fienberg notes. And what made The Office so special, he says, was that it “had an amazing ensemble cast, and they've mostly gone on to be amazing elsewhere. That's the reward for being part of an amazing ensemble, not being pulled back to where you started by a (lucrative) tractor beam.” This isn’t like the Will & Grace reboot, which was a response to Trump’s America. “Even in its prime,” Fienberg adds, “The Office was never as big a hit as Will & Grace, and it definitely left the air seemingly with very little remaining juice after two seasons without original American star Steve Carell. It had a really great finale that brought Carell's Michael Scott back one last time and also gave basically every character an emotional and satisfying resting spot. It was completely on its own terms. It left no meaningful questions (unless you need Scranton Strangler resolution). And it was only four years ago.”