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Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Seth Meyers reunites former Office colleagues Mindy Kaling and Ellie Kemper
Kaling and Kemper, who were booked on Late Night to promote separate projects (Ocean's 8 and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) back-to-back, reminisced about their Office past and their girl group Subtle Sexuality.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
From Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Parks and Rec to The Good Place: An appreciation of the Michael Schur TV comedy
Schur has become one of the most beloved names in TV comedy with the shows he's created or co-created, says Carli Velocci. "The power of the Schur comedy is that, even while watching the Brooklyn Nine-Nine protagonist go to prison or The Good Place characters get tortured for all eternity, the audience rarely feels anxious or hopeless. These shows are beacons of light in a depressed TV and news landscape," says Velocci. "Schur, along with his crew of frequent writers, collaborators, and actors, have a propensity for unique, diverse, optimistic shows filled with characters that support each other while growing into better people. This approach has led to some of the most memorable titles of the past decade." ALSO: Check out Gina Rodriguez as Rosa's Brooklyn Nine-Nine love interest.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Presenting the 12 best series finales of TV's current golden age
Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos rank No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in closing out their respective series.
# TOPICS: Series Finales, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Halt and Catch Fire, The Leftovers, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, The Office (US), Parks and Recreation, The Shield, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Twin Peaks: The Return, Lists
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
New Girl's Max Greenfield modeled Schmidt after Joey Tribbiani, Dwight Schrute and Barney Stinson
"My feeling was if you were going to have these two grounded characters (Jess and Nick) who were doing incredible work — just really, really good solid single cam acting — there needed to be the big explosive joke hitter," he says. "You needed that. Most shows have had them. Like, if you look at The Office, Rainn Wilson got that in the beginning. You had it with Neil Patrick Harris’ character (on How I Met Your Mother) and Joey (on Friends) and all these other characters like that — that sort of No. 3 that hit the punchlines. I was like, ‘Alright, I’m just gonna go big on this stuff.’ And it’s paid off.”
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Jenna Fischer wouldn't watch A Quiet Place because she didn't want to see John Krasinski "in peril"
"I got scared," Fischer says of opting not to purchase tickets for her former Office love interest's hit horror movie.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
NBC boss on Brooklyn Nine-Nine: "It was great to know the fans were outraged, but we were too"
“Brooklyn is a show our company produces for Fox, so it’s a show that’s very close to us,” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said of rescuing Brooklyn Nine-Nine during a conference call this morning, according to EW. “I’ve been saying to certain people in the press that if we knew Andy Samberg was going to be cast in that show, we never would have sold it to Fox. We’ve been watching it closely ever since. … We jumped on it really quickly and are thrilled to have it and think it fits into our brand of comedy in many ways better than it fit into Fox’s brand of comedy. It feels like it goes along shows like A.P. Bio, Will & Grace, Superstore, and The Good Place. … It’s also one of the few comedies in recent years that does a robust international number, and it has a syndication upside, which a lot of shows don’t have anymore.” Greenblatt added that he loved that the fans were so vocal. "We were right there with them," he said. "We love when fans yell and scream on Twitter, but we hope that transfers and they watch the show.”
- NBC unveils its fall schedule: All three Chicago shows will air on Wednesdays, Law & Order: SVU moves to Thursdays
- Watch trailers for new NBC fall shows Manifest, New Amsterdam and I Feel Bad
- The Blacklist renewed for Season 6
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Blacklist will return in 2019
- Midnight, Texas and World of Dance are moving from summer to in-season
- NBC will wait to decide the fates of Timeless and Champions: "I’m nervous. Could go either way," tweets Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke
- Greenblatt cited an "embarrassment of riches" and lack of fit for rejecting Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest pilot
- NBC is done "treading water while The Voice is off," Greenblatt says of America's Got Talent winter edition
- Greenblatt mum on rumored The Office revival
# TOPICS: NBC, The Blacklist, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Champions, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., I Feel Bad, L.A.'s Finest, Manifest, Midnight, Texas, New Amsterdam, The Office (US), Timeless, World of Dance, Eric Kripke, Robert Greenblatt, Trailers & Teasers
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 Wednesday 5/02/18 at 4:40PM EDT
The Office is getting a musical parody
The producers of New York City's Friends! The Musical Parody have announced The Office! A Parody Musical that will highlight a typical day at Dunder Mifflin paper company.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Jenna Fischer to donate fee from a university appearance last night because it was disrupted by student protesters
The Splitting Up Together star was informed before speaking at DePauw University last night that protesters might make a disruption to protest a string of recent incidents involving racial, homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs. Fischer posted an open letter via Twitter today saying she'll donate her fee from the appearance to the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League and the Trevor Project.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
The Office meets A Quiet Place
Watch John Krasinski in "A Quiet Office."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
John Krasinski re-created a Jim and Pam Office moment in his new film A Quiet Place
Krasinski's new horror movie contains an almost shot-for-shot remake of a fan favorite Jim and Pam scene.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Mindy Kaling had to adjust from writing for Mindy Lahiri to writing for a white guy on Champions
Kaling says of writing for Anders Holm: "Mindy Lahiri would say such crazy things and such questionable things, and when it comes from my mouth, when you’re a 5’3″ Indian American woman with dark skin, it has a very different impact than when it comes from a white man that’s 6’3″. The way that it looks on camera is very different — the level of privilege. How things come across is just completely different. I had to write things that were more palatable coming from his mouth." ALSO: Kaling responds to a meme comparing her and The Office's Kelly Kapoor.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
NBC boss on revivals: The Office and The West Wing could come back, but not Friends or Seinfeld
"We can't just reboot everything," said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, referring to what he calls the "reboot genre." Friends and Seinfeld won't be coming back, he said in a Hollywood Reporter Q&A. He also doesn't see a Cheers revival happening. "I'd love to have the Cheers reboot if it were 20 years ago," he said. The Office could come back with a new cast, he said, adding that Aaron Sorkin is welcome to revive The West Wing "if he weren't busy doing 10 other extraordinary things." Greenblatt wasn't asked about a potential Mad About You revival. Still, Greenblatt says there's a major complication in bringing back old shows with their original casts: "The actors want a lot more money than we're willing to pay them."
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Fans of The Office's Jim and Pam keeping giving "so much crap" to Oliver Hudson
The Splitting Up Together star says of being in an on-screen relationship with Jenna Fischer: “I have gotten so much crap on social media just about getting a job. guess this job working with her comes with just getting hammered over the head. Like, ‘I hate you! You son of a bitch! How dare you!’ I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m just supporting my family right now. That’s all I’m trying to do.’ So I’ve rolled with it, I think it’s funny.”
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 10:29PM EDT
John Krasinski wants a revival of The Office ... for annual Christmas specials
“I think the UK thing that I always have pitched and wanted to do is that Christmas special thing, where we do a Christmas special this year and then two years from now, or three years from now, we do another one,” he says. “I love that idea coming back finding out where everybody is. I would totally be down for that.”