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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