Steve CarellLatest News and Opinion
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.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 9:32AM EST
Steve Carell shies away from Michael Scott-Donald Trump comparisons, says he wouldn’t be up for an Office reunion
Source: The Daily Beast
“I just don’t think it’s a great idea,” Carell says of returning to Dunder Mifflin. “People who love the show love it because of what it was. And if you try to bring it back, it won’t be that. I won’t be exactly the same.” When asked about Trump admirer Michael Scott, and whether he would’ve voted for him as president, Carell says: “I don’t even want to get into that. I think Michael Scott is someone who just wanted to get ahead the best he could. And learn from what he perceived to be a master of business.”
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 7:01PM EDT
Watch Louis CK, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell revisit the failure of ABC’s The Dana Carvey Show
Hulu has released a trailer for Too Funny to Fail, in which co-creators Dana Carvey and Robert Smigel recount the short-lived sitcom that featured a number of future stars.
Posted Tuesday 9/05/17 at 1:16PM EDT
The Dana Carvey Show is getting the Netflix documentary treatment
Source: The A.V. Club
Carvey’s failed ABC primetime show that aired in spring 1996 will be delved into as part of Too Funny To Fail, airing Oct. 21. As has been repeatedly noted, The Dana Carvey Show featured a bunch of people who would go on to bigger and better things, including Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Robert Smigel, Charlie Kaufman and Steve Carell.
Posted Friday 9/01/17 at 3:24PM EDT
Mindy Kaling wants her Mindy Project legacy to be creating the female version of TV’s “bad men”
Source: The New York Times
Asked about her legacy, Kaling tells the NY Times: “I try not to think about legacy too much because it can steer me awry while I’m still making the thing I’m making. What’s really wonderful and fun about the show is that I took all the men that I saw in sitcoms that I loved, whether it’s Ricky Gervais or Danny McBride or Steve Carell, and said, ‘I want to be one of the bad men — the ones that are the destructors, the ones that are flawed. I don’t want to be the sweet wife.’ And yeah, if that can be the legacy, and I had really funny jokes and said crazy things that women had not said before, then that’s really nice.” PLUS: Watch the final season Mindy Project trailer