Will Ferrell Helping Steve Carell's Exit From 'The Office' With Four-Episode Arc
Will Ferrell has committed to a four-episode arc on NBC's comedy The Office. He will play a branch manager who comes from the home office and is just as inappropriate as Steve Carell's Michael Scott character. [Read More]
Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, Peter Tolan and Jack Black Pilots Go to NBC - Live Feed
NBC has picked up a flurry of comedy pilots, including projects by Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, Peter Tolan and Jack Black. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is a comedy inspired by Handler's life and the autobiography of the same name, which follows the lives of a group of twentysomethings living and working together led by a very outspoken young woman. Based on Cummings' comedy stylings, her untitled multicamera project centers on a young couple and the ups and downs of a committed ... [Read More]
Jim Carrey’s SNL Skit Backfires
Help Change The World - One Laugh At A Time! More »Jim Carrey’s appearance on Saturday Night Live earlier this month has created quite a havoc in Hindu community, and enough sparks to light up the Mojave desert. Carrey perform... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais Reclaims His Office Job! | TVline
Sources confirm that Ricky Gervais will reprise his role from the original overseas version of the comedy in the Jan. 27 episode of the U.S. redo. As you’d expect, details are sketchy. But what I’m being told is that Gervais — who not only created the British Office but retains an exec producer title on the American remake — will cross paths (and perhaps swords?) with his Yank counterpart, Steve Carell’s Michael. [Read More]
NBC’s ‘Parks And Recreation’ 4-minute video preview
Here is a four-minute preview of the upcoming third season of NBC's underrated comedy Parks and Recreation. After some great momentum in the second half of last season, the show was left on the bench for fall and is finally rejoining the schedule on Jan. 20 when NBC launches its 3-hour Thursday block. Parks & Rec is getting the best slot, following The Office at 9:30 PM. [Read More]
Christmas Is Coming to NBC Tonight on Community, 30 Rock, and The Office
Tonight should be a fun one at NBC: there are three Christmas specials airing in a row, including an hour-long Office directed by Rainn Wilson and written by Mindy Kaling. There will be no Outsourced Christmas special, presumably because they couldn't find a way to do a Christmas... [Read More]
Counting Down to 'Parks and Recreation': The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness poster | NY Times
"..was what we’re pretty sure is the first-ever poster celebrating the virtues and lifestyle of Ron Swanson, the stolid yet strangely magnetic bureaucrat played by Nick Offerman. We don’t want to spoil the specifics of how the poster is used in the season premiere on Jan. 20, but you can click here or on the above detail to see the poster in its entirety.." [Read More]
'Parks and Recreation': Early thoughts on Season 3 (hint: it's awesome)
I mentioned that I had seen a few of this season's new episodes, and that they were terrific. Well, now NBC has sent the season's first six episodes - the ones that were shot last spring, before Amy Poehler went on maternity leave, back when everyone assumed the show would be on the fall schedule - to critics, and I can say that they're terrific, as strong a six-episode stretch as the show had at any point in its fantastic second season. [Read More]
NBC Buys New Single-Camera Office Comedy From ‘Office’ Star Steve Carell | Deadline
Departing Office star Steve Carell is staying in the NBC comedy business as a writer. The Peacock has bought a half-hour, single-camera project from the actor-comedian based on his early days working as a mail carrier in Littleton, Massachusetts. Carell — who is leaving The Office in May after seven years — will write the comedy, tentatively titled The Post-Graduate Project. It is described as a sweet and nostalgic take on the period of Carell’s early life as a mail carrier and centers on a smal... [Read More]
NBC's Christmas Comedy Preview
NBC brings over the Christmas joy early through its holiday promo. The network's Thursday line-up would feature an animated "Community" episode, a not-so-peaceful Christmas on "30 Rock" and a one-hour "The Office" episode where Amy Ryan's Holly Flax returns to Scranton. [Read More]