The Office (US)Latest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
The Office is getting an Indian remake
The Indian version will take place in a satellite town of New Delhi, focusing on the romance between Amit and Pammi. ALSO: HBO's The Night Of to get an Indian remake.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 2:12PM EST
John Krasinski: I'd love to join The Office reboot, but I haven't been contacted
"Oh my god, are you kidding? I would love to get that gang back together," he said when asked about the potential revival on Ellen.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
The Good Place Season 2 was funnier, crazier, more surprising and audacious thanks to the hard work of Season 1
“Like most of the sitcoms Michael Schur has worked on, The Good Place wasn’t as great at the start as it became later,” says Alan Sepinwall. “But where The Office, Parks and Rec, and even Brooklyn Nine-Nine needed a bit of time to fine-tune themselves and correct things that weren’t quite working, season two of The Good Place has been wonderful in large part because of the hard and occasionally thankless work that season one did. This season has been funnier, crazier, more surprising, and more audacious, but only because the show’s first year spent a lot of time explaining how the world worked and what made each character tick….The only reason a Groundhog Day-style episode covering hundreds of reboots works is because we have a baseline knowledge of who and what is important, so the show had the freedom to just get to the jokes, boom boom boom.”
- “Lesser TV shows give you what you think you want. A great TV show like The Good Place gives you what you didn’t know you needed”
- The Season 2 finale was as ambitious as Season 1’s finale, and it opens up even more possibilities for Season 3
- A handy guide to Michael Schur’s favorite actors, from Kristen Bell to Maya Rudolph
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
Apple reunites three actors from The Office for its Filemaker commercial
Apple sent Meredith, Toby and Stanley to a vegetable farm to promote Filemaker. See Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, and Leslie David Baker as overall-wearing agriculturalists. ALSO: Jim and Pam fans aren’t happy that Jenna Fischer is in a new sitcom romance on ABC.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
The Office is hard to watch in an era where workplace abuse is in the spotlight
The iconic NBC sitcom was “about a deeply toxic workplace, where the humor comes from the painful truth that this is what it’s like,” says Jaya Saxena. “But it’s maybe worth it to sit with the show at face value for a second. In light of all the upheaval over workplace harassment, with people (in some industries, sometimes) finally having the courage to come forward and name abusers, I have to say The Office is hard to watch. Whereas it was once seen as exaggeration, it’s now run up against Poe’s Law: too close to be satire.” Saxena adds: “The problem is that the victims of these shenanigans in The Office, whether it’s Michael forwarding joke e-mails about child molestation to his employees or Dwight saying whatever sexist and homophobic things he believes, never get their day. Complaints to HR or professional-conduct trainings are ignored or handled ineffectively, in an attempt to skewer the ineptitude of HR bureaucracy that tends to ignore how necessary those trainings are.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 5:52PM EST
Jenna Fischer hasn’t heard anything about The Office revival, but she'd love to reprise her Pam role
"I think that’s for networks to figure out if I were to be asked," Fischer said at the TV press tour, while promoting her new ABC comedy Splitting Up Together. "I haven't been approached about it and don't know anything about it. … But I love Pam!"
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
U.S. Army’s official Twitter account “liked” Mindy Kaling’s Office-themed tweet mocking President Trump
The Hill discovered that the U.S. Army liked Kaling's tweet of an image of Kelly Kapoor with the caption, "You guys, I’m like really smart now, you don't even know.” The tweet appeared to be mocking President Trump's tweet Saturday that “my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” The U.S. Army later removed the "like" without comment. ALSO: The Mindy Project’s Fortune Feimster gets engaged, and Kaling will officiate at her wedding.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Emily Blunt says she's amazed whenever The Office fans express their appreciation to husband John Krasinski
“John is, like, six feet three, and was playing the most approachable man in the world,” she tells Vanity Fair of Krasinski’s role as Jim Halpert. “So people will be, like, ‘Jim!’ Guys want to high-five him.” She adds: “I am always under the impression that I have a silly job for a living. But occasionally you will run into someone who deepens your feeling about it. Sometimes people will say they had cancer and The Office was the only thing that made their family laugh during that time. You realize when you are in something that really touches people that it does offer an escape.”
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
What are the chances that each Office alum will return for a revival?
John Krasinski appears “highly unlikely," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rainn Wilson is “50-50.” Jenna Fischer is “60-40.” And Oscar Nunez is “a lock.”
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”
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 Tuesday 12/19/17 at 10:26AM EST
Angela Kinsey and Creed Bratton apparently want to be part of The Office revival
“Ummm @nbc call me.... have a quick question for you,” Kinsey tweeted in reaction to the news of a potential revival. “Also call @creedbratton because he is blowing up my phone. K. Thx. Byeeeeeee.” No word on whether other cast members would be on board, but Kinsey’s tweet was “liked” by her friend Jenna Fischer.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 7:20PM EST
Report: NBC is looking to revive The Office next season
According to TV Line's Michael Ausiello, NBC is “eyeing a continuation” of The Office for the 2018-19 season, with a mixture of new and old cast members — but not Steve Carell — set at Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania. “The search for a new RM/boss is said to be already underway,” reports Ausiello, adding that “NBC declined to comment on or confirm any details of this story.” The American version of The Office ran from 2005 to 2013. If The Office does return next year, it would have been absent from the airwaves for just five years. Will & Grace was revived to critical and ratings success after an 11-year absence. NBC Entertainment president Bob Greenblatt said in August that his revival wish list included ER, The West Wing and The Office, and that Office executive producer Greg Daniels had an "open invitation" to revive the show.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
Comedy Central nabs The Office reruns
The hit NBC comedy will still be on Netflix, but it will also join Comedy Central’s lineup in January.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 2:42AM EST
The Office’s Angela Kinsey and Rainn Wilson reunite again to make vegan brownies
Watch Wilson guest on her and husband Josh Snyder’s web show, Baking with Josh and Ange. ALSO: Ranking every Office Christmas party.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
Fox picks up six more Ghosted episodes, with The Office alum Paul Lieberstein taking over as showrunner
Lieberstein will reunite with fellow Office alum Craig Robinson as Ghosted will now air 16 total episodes in its freshman season.