"You ask for a simple white Christmas ..." and everything goes to cartoon hell on Eureka, already the most animated of Syfy's quirky series, and a natural to be brought back for a one-night-only Christmas special, a gift for fantasy fans, packaged with similarly themed episodes of Warehouse 13 and Haven. The Eureka special (8/7c) is especially inventive, as the isolated mountain town's overtaxed Super Photon Generator interacts with a child's hologram-generating storybook, and abracadabra, everyone becomes a cartoon character (including Sheriff Carter's much-abused Jeep, cleverly and petulantly voiced by The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons).
David Nadelberg, Mo'Nique
David Nadelberg is mortified. When he launched his critically acclaimed stage show Mortified a decade ago, he couldn't have imagined that he would eventually host a TV spinoff for the Sundance Channel.
"Certainly me being on camera was never part of the vision starting out," Nadelberg says. "I feel very exposed about the whole thing. It's not something I'm used to in life. That's been an interesting ...
Jeers to The Office for squandering a valuable human resource: Maura Tierney.
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Question: Now that we are about at the mid-season break for shows, I have been thinking about which returning shows are having the best, most satisfying seasons. Fringe, Castle, Community and Bones are at the top of my list, but I have to single out Parks and Recreation as the best returning show. I wasn't sure Parks and Rec could sustain the consistently funny run it had last season, but it has easily lived up to the expectations of Season 3. I think what has made this season even better ...
Ed Helms, Rainn Wilson and James Spader
Assistant (to the) Regional Manager. Beet Farmer. Former Volunteer Sheriff's Deputy. Yes, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) is a man of many hats. But as any fan of The Office knows all too well, there's no title he wants more than regional manager of Dunder Mifflin.
Obviously, he lost the gig to Andy (Ed Helms) months ago, but Dwight hasn't given up on his dream just yet (accidental gun firing incident be damned!) In Thursday's episode, airing at 9/8c on NBC, Dwight sets up a...
Ashton Kutcher, Ted Danson, James Spader
Ever feel like your favorite TV shows are sharing the same brain? Thanks to contract negotiations, pilot trends and similar cliff-hangers, we've seen several shows treading similar story line territory already this fall. CSI, Law & Order: SVU, The Office and Two and Half Men all replaced lead characters while NCIS and Castle both saw characters on a shrink's couch. But which shows did it better? Below, we pit them against one another and pick a winner...
Who's the (new) boss? It was the question on every Office fan's mind ever since Steve Carell announced in June 2010 that he planned to leave Scranton for good at the end of Season 7. In the end, it took more than a year for Dunder Mifflinites to get their man — Andy Bernard — but star Ed Helms believes the waiting game was actually a blessing.
"I think it gave us all time to just sort of zen out about it and come to terms with whatever it might be," Helms told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.
Did Dunder Mifflin make the cut? See our list of favorite TV workplaces
But how exactly did the Nard Dog get one of the most coveted jobs on prime-time TV? Despite the stiff competition from both inside the office (Jim, Dwight, Darryl) and outside of the company (season finale guest stars such as Ray Romano, Jim Carrey and Catherine Tate applied for the gig), executive producer Paul Lieberstein says it was...
SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals key plot points from the Season 8 premiere of The Office. If you don't want to know who the new manager is, look away!
Watch out, Scranton! There's a new Dunder Mifflin manager in town!
The Office wasted no time naming the new manager in Thursday's Season 8 premiere and, while it wasn't a complete shocker, it was a nice surprise for fans of the show after a summer of suspense. In the opening moments of the episode, it was revealed that...
John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson
Steve Carell is long-gone (but still without an Emmy!), James Spader is the new CEO of Sabre, which means there's just one tiny question for The Office to answer when the NBC comedy returns for Season 8. For those who missed the job listing, the branch manager position at Dunder Mifflin is open once again after Robert California (Spader) won the gig and managed to work his way up from branch manager to CEO in just a few months time. But who will it be? We weigh the pros and cons for the most likely in-house candidates:
Jim Halpert (John Krasinski)
Why He'll Get the Job: Jim is a great salesman, he's been the No. 2 in Scranton for several years and, lest we forget, he's one of the only sane people employed at Dunder Mifflin. Viewers have rooted for Jim since the beginning so why not put him in the hot seat and see what happens?
Why He Won't: First off, doesn't Jim's presence on the search committee automatically exclude him from consideration? More...
Andy Samberg is bringing The Lonely Island to the Emmy stage on Sunday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Samberg, whose Saturday Night Live Digital Short tracks "Mother Lover," "D—k in a Box," and "I Just Had Sex" have all gone viral, will perform a mash-up that will include Maya Rudolph and Ed Helms, among others.