In the second part of our goodbye to NBC's The Office (which airs its finale Thursday at 9/8c), the cast and producers discuss the show's impressive reversal of fortunes in Season 2. In just 22 episodes, the comedy went from NBC's almost canceled list to certified hit thanks to Steve Carell's newfound movie stardom, a little program called iTunes and the evolution of one of TV's most beloved romances, Jim and Pam.
TVGuide.com spoke to stars Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute), Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly-Halpert), Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), Oscar Nunez (Oscar Martinez), Kate Flannery (Meredith Palmer), Ellie Kemper (Erin Hannon), Jake Lacy (Pete Campbell), producer and...
A single-camera, mockumentary-style comedy following the employees of a paper company in Scranton, Pa.? When the American adaptation of the critically beloved British series The Office debuted on NBC in March 2005, it was a far stretch from the network's glossy, multi-camera powerhouses, like Friends and Will & Grace. Nine seasons and countless "that's what she saids" later, the Scranton party will stop on Thursday, May 16 at 9/8c on NBC.
TVGuide.com spoke to stars Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute), Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly-Halpert), Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), Oscar Nunez (Oscar Martinez), Kate Flannery (Meredith Palmer), Ellie Kemper (Erin Hannon), Jake Lacy (Pete Campbell), producer and director Ken Kwapis, and executive producers Greg Daniels, Ben Silverman and Mike Schur about The Office's long, strange trip from British underground hit to America's favorite workplace. This is the first in a...
Last week's big Andy-Erin breakup on The Office was a long time coming. That is, to everyone except Andy (Ed Helms).
On Thursday's episode (9/8c on NBC), Andy is not handling the split very well. In this exclusive sneak peek, Andy reveals that he looked at Erin's phone and found out that she's been texting Pete (Jake Lacy). So what is stopping him from throwing all his anger management work out the window and going...
Die Hard made $137 million at the worldwide box office, turned Bruce Willis a bona fide movie star and earned legions of adoring fans. But you won't catch The Office's Ellie Kemper screaming "Yippee-ki-yay!" anytime soon.
"I saw the clips and I saw enough," she tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "I could say for The Sound of Music and A League of Their Own — like, 'How have you not seen those movies?!' But I don't feel that connection to Die Hard. No offense to Bruce Willis."
That won't stop Kemper's Office alter-ego from at least trying to get into the 1988 action classic on the NBC comedy's Christmas episode (Thursday at 9/8c). "Pete learns that Erin hasn't seen Die Hard and this is one of his favorite movies," she says. "Pete can recite all the lines. When we were on set, all the guys knew...
As a "super fan" who's seen every episode, Jake Lacy knew when he joined The Office that he would be able to do something he had never done before.
"The big special thing is that you can look to the camera," Lacy tells TVGuide.com. "I'm still trying to find a balance because I'm so afraid that every take will look like I'm just staring dead into the camera for 35 seconds. They're like, 'Jake, you can't just look at the camera. You have to look around.' I'm always one foot in, like, this is going really well. And the other foot is, am I completely screwing this up?"
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