Is The Office getting a reboot?
According to Deadline, executive producer Greg Daniels may launch a new version of the show with existing characters as well as new ones if it is renewed for a ninth season. Daniels is planning to meet with the network about the idea.
Promising news for fans of NBC's The Office: It looks like Dunder Mifflin branch manager Andy Bernard and salesman Jim Halpert will be sticking around for at least part of another year. According to insiders, Ed Helms and John Krasinski are moving closer to signing new deals for next season...
The Office's Ryan (B.J. Novak) and Kelly (Mindy Kaling) are splitsville — and a Heroes star is to blame!
With Michael Scott out of The Office's paper company, Season 8 will see two new men take charge of Dunder Mifflin.
When the NBC comedy returns, we'll learn that James Spader's eccentric Robert California has quickly moved up the ranks of Dunder Mifflin — now he's CEO. But don't expect the series to lose its awkward and endearing charm. "Spader has so much of a similar energy to Steve Carell," co-executive producer Mindy Kaling tells TVGuide.com. "Everything he says is funny"...
John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer
Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) are finally getting married on Oct. 8 in a one -hour special episode of The Office on NBC. Never fear, co-executive producer and star B.J. Novak assures us that they'll actually make it down the aisle.
"I can promise you that it will work out for Jim and Pam and their wedding, that's never in doubt," Novak tells TVGuide.com. "It's really about...
Hey, all you Office drunks! Did I stutter? I mean, hey all of you drunk on The Office. I am the only drunk in the office. It is like being drunk with laughter, the Office fans say. I have been getting the wildest fan mail lately. I have recently received an artist rendering of a Big Gulp in my honor. I have been sent airplane bottles of liquor. I have gotten flasks in the mail. I have gotten strange photos of me doing the limbo on the "Booze Cruise" episode. (How low can ya go?) This tops all! Some soon-to-be-married fans actually invited Meredith to their wedding in Ohio. I was incredibly flattered and surprised. (Who would risk that bar bill?) I politely declined on the RSVP card but I will be with them in spirits. Oops. I mean in spirit. (Last year, as I was walking thru the lobby of the Four Seasons in Philadelphia, I was pulled into some wedding photos of the bridal party. I know they didn't plan that.)The next episode is called "Did I Stutter?" Stanley (aka the very dry Leslie...
Jan and Michael face off over a lawsuit. Steve Carell and Melora Hardin by Byron Cohen/NBC.
Episode Recap: The Deposition (November 15, 2007)Was anyone else convinced that Michael and Jan were going to break up before the end of this episode? Theyre hardly a stable couple even in the best of times, but here it was practically a competition to see who could do the most vicious thing to the other (or at the very least, to reveal who had acted worse in the past). Lets see: Michael emailed a topless photo of Jan to everyone in the company, so in turn she stole his diary and handed it over to her lawyer as evidence. She gave him a terrible performance review (okay, that one was probably justified), and he in turn sided with Dunder-Mifflin in her lawsuit, effectively destroying her case. Their horribly awkward conversation during the car ride home was nothing less than a look at a relationship on life support. Both Michael and Jan seemed committed to each other more out of desperation and loneliness than any sort of genuine affection. This might be the rare case wher...
Jan and Michael are headed to court. Melora Hardin and Steve Carell by Byron Cohen/NBC.
Sadly, this might be our last fix of The Office for quite a while: it seems that until the strike is settled no more new episodes are being filmed (though I'd love to be proven wrong on this). Still, tonight's episode looks like a worthy sendoff, with Jan suing Dunder-Mifflin and Michael caught in the crossfire when he's called upon as a witness. Will Michael be torn between his loyalty to his company and his loyalty to his ample-chested girlfriend? Post your thoughts and check back after the show for my recap.
Never anger a man with easy access to a blow dart. Rainn Wilson by Justin Lubin/NBC.
Episode Recap: Survivor Man (November 8, 2007)Like any good sitcom Im sure every episode of The Office is written as a collective effort by the entire staff (who are currently out picketing their own show, but lets not dwell on the strike for now), even if Steve Carell is listed as the sole writer in the opening credits. Nevertheless, I want to congratulate everyone involved on this one: Survivor Man has got to be the funniest episode of this show in a long time. Its certainly my favorite of this season thus far. I was laughing out loud during the surreal montage of all of the weapons Dwight has stashed around the workplace (you didnt think he gave them all up after attacking Andy last year, did you?), including one inconspicuously hidden away in a file marked Mr. A. Knife. Dwights smug look of superiority as he displays his arsenal away from home was terrific, especially when it came to a blow dart hidden away in a toilet tank....
Michael contemplates his journey into the wild. Steve Carell by Ron Tom/NBC.
Ryan holds a corporate retreat out in mother nature, and Michael, angry at not receiving an invite, decides to go camping alone. Considering his survivalist skills, I'd say the odds are pretty good for a Michael Scott bear attack. And really, if that doesn't make you want to watch this episode, what would?Post your thoughts and join me after the show for my recap.