Question: Is there any hope of getting more episodes of The Office this year?

Answer: Per my Strike Recovery Chart (SRC), NBC is hoping to squeeze six additional episodes out of Steve Carell and Co. this season. In related news, an Office crew member e-mailed me to say that Carell and about 20 other Office actors/writers sent letters to the crew over the weekend alerting them to the fact that they'd soon be receiving $2,000 checks to help them get over this last hump. "The writers have had just as hard a time as everyone else, and for them to be so generous on top of it all just warmed our hearts," wrote my spy. "Thought you might want to share this with your readers."