Rainn Wilson and Steve Carell
In his own eyes, The Office's Michael Scott is known by his employees for being the world's best boss, his witty song parodies and his brilliant "that's what she said" jokes. To the outside world, Dunder Mifflin's longtime regional manager will be remembered most for his complete lack of self-awareness and cringe-worthy moments that have made his seven seasons on the NBC comedy so painful — and painfully funny — to watch. With just two episodes left of Steve Carell's tenure, we look back at one of his character's most enduring legacies, Michael's most cringe-inducing moments...
On Monday's episode of Today, Prison Break's Lane Garrison discussed his 22-month jail stay with Matt Lauer. It was billed as Garrison's "first sit-down" interview since getting out of jail in April 2009, which differentiates it from the stand-up interview he did with TMZ earlier this month. And that's on top of the gory details of his real-life prison experience he divulged to In Touch over a year ago. Garrison seemed content to play along and act like this was the first time he's really talked about his jail stay, going as far as to say he's kept quiet till now "out of respect for the family" of his victim. Hmmm...
To maximize the hilarity of clip below from this week's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, pretend for a second that you work on the customer-service phones of a steak company (any steak company will do, but if you want to be specific about it, go with Omaha Steaks). Since you work the phones, you know little about corporate decisions and/or your company's participation in a reality show that won't air for months. You're just doing your job, answering undoubtedly inane and entitled inquiries. Your line rings (or flashes or however it works — you're the expert!) and on the other end is this...
Zach Levi, Calista Flockhart, Gary Sinise
Will Chuck's luck finally run out? Is Season 8 the end of the road for One Tree Hill? Does Outsourced have a prayer for renewal? Just a few weeks remain before the networks decide which shows will and won't be back this fall. Are your favorites on the chopping block, or can you breathe an early sigh of relief? We offer an analysis of what's to come, so you can brace yourselves (looking at you No Ordinary Family fans, wherever you are) if things aren't looking so hot.
Fall TV scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?
$#*! My Dad Says (CBS)
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The Good News: Despite negative critical response, the show debuted to 12.5 million viewers and held about 80 percent of The Big Bang Theory's audience.
The Bad News: In what is rarely a good sign, the show wrapped up its freshman season in a hurry in February to make room for new comedy (and fellow bubble show) Mad Love. Its final episode...
Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton
Cee Lo Green had the chance to join Simon Cowell on his highly anticipated singing competition series, The X Factor, but he said no. Instead, he joined NBC's rival, The Voice. Why did he turn down one of the most famous judges in reality TV history?
"I was unfamiliar with the concept of X Factor," Green told reporters Friday at NBC's Summer Press Day. "I didn't see it as distinctive enough...
Condoleezza Rice is headed to 30 Rock.
The former Secretary of State will guest-star on the NBC sitcom as Jack's ex-girlfriend, Tina Fey said on NPR's Leonard Lopate Show Thursday.
Tina Fey expecting baby No. 2
"We have another few amazing cameos," Fey said. "One, I'm going to make an executive decision that I'm allowed to talk ...
It may be the beginning of the end for Steve Carell and his Office alter-ego, Michael Scott, but the debut of Will Ferrell Thursday night gave Office fans a lot to laugh about. Here are six of our favorite moments from Thursday's episode:
"Life Happened": Before Michael Scott even realizes that he is talking to his replacement (it takes him awhile), Michael and Deangelo bond over things that only they had in common. Case in point: They both have a fear of skiing because of the death of "Sonny Bobo" and each has an overzealous affection for the Olympics. (Deangelo tried to start an animal Olympics, but "life happened.")
Will Ferrell on permanently joining The Office: "We're talking about it"
How May I Assist You?: Deangelo's first (small) attempt to...
Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski learned that wearing pastries and lingerie is a tricky proposition, especially if you're sending up Katy Perry's Candy Land-inspired "California Gurls" in a CollegeHumor spoof that was unleashed upon the world earlier this week.
"Oh yeah, I was surprised at how the cupcakes held up, I must say," she told reporters during a Chuck set visit on Thursday. "One of them does droop a little lower than the other, but they managed to stay on."
Matt Lauer and Katie Couric
Katie Couric dropped by her old haunt Today on Wednesday to discuss her new book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, and also apparently to tease everyone with no new information whatsoever on the much-discussed future of her career. Her once (and future?) co-anchor Matt Lauer spent about three minutes asking her about her book, and five talking about the talk surrounding Couric's future as a televised talker...