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April 5, 2007: "Sir, It's the Mayor"

Welcome welcome welcome back 30 Rock And congratulations congratulations congratulations on your pick-up for a second season super-sizingSo much to celebrate this week it almost deserves a fireworks spectacular or not As much as I sensed that Jacks super-lame idea would actually go over well with his bosses never did I foresee the most unfortunate execution of it I mean literally shooting off fireworks in midtown Even ones that form a cowboy hat EekThis weeks guest star shrewdly cast as is the Rocks calling card was Arrested Developments Will Arnett currently in theaters with the No 1 movie Blades of Glory Here a different sort of blade was in play as NBC exec Devon took a shine to our poor unsuspecting Kenneth Can you give me a hand Kenneth Yikes that was a short robeHow meaty was this episode Im three paragraphs in and havent even touched on Lizs clumsy pursuit of Floyd Floyd or Tracys discovery that hes a desce read more

I see 30 Rock is scheduled to ...

Question: I see 30 Rock is scheduled to return on April 5, which I believe means it's coming back from hiatus early. True?


Answer: Yes, it's coming back a whole two weeks early, and the episode is high-sterical. There's a dream sequence involving Maury Povich and Alec Baldwin that will have you howling. And you haven't lived until you've seen Will Arnett seducing Kenneth the page in nothing but a mini-robe.

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Will Arnett and Sean Hayes Are Ready to Rock

NBC's 30 Rock is pulling out all the stops when it comes back from its brief break with fresh episodes. For the April 5 (at 9 pm/ET, remember) return, the acclaimed comedy has tapped Will Arnett (of Arrested Development fame, and the real-life hubby of Tina Fey's ol' WU-mate Amy Poehler) to play a West Coast NBC exec whom Jack believes is out to get him. And for the freshman season finale, airing April 26, Will & Grace Emmy winner Sean Hayes will guest as Kenneth the page's equally countrified cousin, Jesse. Best casting ever? Discuss.Renew this show now. Thanks. read more

At the Movies: The Office's Pam Takes a Walk

Per Variety, Office cutie Jenna Fischer has joined the Judd Apatow- and Jake Kasdan-penned comedy Walk Hard, playing a June Carter Cash-esque love interest for John C. Reilly's fictional music legend, Dewey Cox. Fischer will also sing in the pic.... Will Arnett has been added to the lineup for Semi-Pro, the basketball comedy starring Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson and Andrew Benjamin.... HDNet Films has tapped Brian De Palma to write and direct Redacted, a montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq war, and due for a fall day-and-date release. read more

James Woods: Up Close and Very Personal

James Woods, Shark

In a candid TV Guide interview, James Woods of CBS' Shark (Thursdays at 10 pm/ET) opens up about his first television series, his 20-year-old girlfriend, and his brother's recent and tragic death. TV Guide: You've had a tough summer with a brief hospitalization, a rash of tabloid headlines and the loss of your 49-year-old brother, Michael, who died of a heart attack just three days after you began shooting the first episode of Shark. How are you holding up? James Woods: I am fried. I'm sort of dizzy all the time and I don't sleep. Since my father died when I was 12 — and Michael was 3 — I had never shed a tear. I've always been stoic about everything. I went through psychoanalysis and never cried. Then m read more

George-Michael Gets Arrested Once More

Michael Cera, Arrested Development

It's been a bittersweet week for Arrested Development fans. We got to see the cast reunited at the Emmys, though everyone knew a win for Fox's dearly departed comedy was a long shot. Then Season 3 was released on DVD this week, but for many, this, too, is a reminder of the show's premature demise. To ease our pain, TVGuide.com called Michael Cera (aka painfully awkward teen George-Michael Bluth), who was back at home in Toronto and has apparently recovered nicely from AD's cancellation. TVGuide.com: Um, do you know that Warrant's "Cherry Pie" plays on your phone line before you answer?Michael Cera: Yeah, I get a lot of calls from people who hang up right away after hearing that, thinking they've called some weird wrong number. I read more

The Office Revisits a "Health" Scare

Rainn Wilson, The Office

I'd like to start this week's blog by publicly thanking my husband for letting me hijack his laptop for the past few weeks while I've been on the road. Thanks to him, I've typed many of my recent blogs from planes, hotel rooms and coffee shops. I'm currently en route from Montreal to our hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, where I'm meeting him for a special advanced screening of his new horror movie, Slither (which, if I can do a little wifely bragging, just received an amazing review in Variety). Tonight NBC is reairing my favorite episode from Season 1 — "Health Care" — written by the uber-talented Paul Lieberstein. I've watched this episode more times than any other episode we've made, and I still love seeing it. This week, Michael has to cut employee health benefits. Because he knows this will make him unpopular he makes Dwight do it. Dwight goes way overboard. He surveys people about their private health problems and the read more

The Office "Kids" Around

The Office's John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer

This week's episode of The Office [Thursdays at 9:30 pm/ET on NBC] is called "Take Your Daughter to Work Day," and it is written by the hot and talented Mindy Kaling (who also plays Kelly on the show). Every few weeks we have a scene that knocks me on the floor laughing while we shoot, and this was one of those weeks. I haven't seen the final product so I'm not sure what made it in and what didn't. And who knows if the comedy translated on screen or if it was just one of those days where we were slaphappy and giggling at everything. But this was a fun episode to shoot. In this episode the Dunder-Mifflin employees bring their daughters to work for the day. Stanley brings his hot teenage daughter who starts crushin' on R read more

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE

Not to be outshined by the Lost boy, The Office's Jenna Fischer (aka Pam — and TVGuide.com's awesome blogger) is joining Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett in Blades of Glory, a comedy about pairs-figure-skating rivals, while Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell, is in final talks to play a Star Wars geek in Fanboys, a dramedy that starts shooting in late February. read more

AN ICE IDEA

This simply sounds too good to not mention: Will Ferrell and Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Heder are in preliminary talks to star in Blades of Glory, a film comedy about two disgraced male figure skaters who find a loophole out of their suspension by partnering with each other in pairs events. Arrested Development's Will Arnett and his real-life wife, Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler, would play their rivals. read more

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