It’s been a challenging year for the folks at Dunder-Mifflin, and tomorrow on the season finale of The Office (NBC, 9 p.m.), they will weather more corporate upheaval as the enigmatic boss Robert California (James Spader) bids farewell. But there is a certain man who’s desperate to be welcomed back into the paper fold, and that certain man is… nope, not Michael Scott, keep guessing…. yes, it’s the exiled Andy (Ed Helms)! Can he work his way up from the very bottom? He’s sure as heck going to put on a janitor’s outfit and try, as you will see in this scene from the episode. READ FULL STORY
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Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off. Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY
My greatest hope is that this bountiful scoop report brings you a fraction of the joy I feel when scrolling through this Channing Tatum birthday gallery, which now has a place in my bookmarks toolbar under the word “happiness.”
My sad single life aside, if you see any show missing from here that you’d like some scoop on, shoot me a note at email@example.com! I’ll try to work it in next time.
'The Office,' 'Revenge,' 'Southland,' 'Justified,' 'HIMYM': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
It’s that time of year again, Roomies! I’m headed west (like Fievel!) from my home base here in NYC to hit up the annual PaleyFest celebrations in Los Angeles.
So if you’re a fan of Community, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, Castle, and Revenge, you’ll want to be following my moves on Twitter for the next week for the latest from all those panels. (My colleague Tanner Stransky will also be out there, covering Revenge, Parks, and more!) Be on the watch for plenty of goodies coming your way. (And there will also be a few more treats in store if your favorite show’s not mentioned in the sentence above. Just sayin’!)
Until then, enjoy this week’s offerings. I have to pack.
THE OFFICE: B.J. NOVAK PREVIEWS ARRIVAL OF KELLY’S ‘HERO’
Post-Florida fun, Ryan Howard is going to be in for a big (and completely unwelcome) surprise. Though he ever-so-briefly had his eye on Erin (Ellie Kemper), he’ll soon find that Kelly has a new crush of her own — except from the sounds of it, this is much more serious. Enter Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy. READ FULL STORY
a special, odd year for The Office, and it is about Dunder-Mifflin finding its way after the departure of this hurricane,” he tells EW.
And as the creative team looks toward the end of this trying season, Novak warns that fans should prepare for another earth-shaker: The truth about Angela’s new baby, which she currently claims belongs to her senator husband. “Dwight will go on a quest to prove the paternity. He has a whole scheme concocted to get some DNA to test, and it is one of the best schemes I’ve ever seen him do,” says Novak. “[The answer] will either be in the last second of the finale or a cliff-hanger. We’ll take it right down to the wire.”
The odds currently stand in Dwight’s favor, of course. Not only is Angela’s baby enormous, “which is a Schrute tradition,” Novak points out, but there have “been some questions about the senator’s private inclinations.” READ FULL STORY
InsideTV Podcast: Picking the best and worst spin-offs ever. Plus: We recast 'X Factor' to make it a lot less lame
The recent news that there are plans in the works for a possible Dwight Schrute spin-off from The Office had us thinking two things. (1) Why? And (2) What are the best and worst TV spin-offs ever? Kristen Baldwin, Jessica Shaw, and I reveal our picks on the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast. Which spin-offs were actually worth it and became classics in their own right? And which abominations (The Tortellis! Booker! Golden Palace! Joanie Loves Chachi!) made our list for the worst of the worst? Listen in and find out!
Speaking of problematic television, we also break down the recent X Factor bloodbath, with Paula Adbul, Nicole Scherzinger, and Steve Jones all getting the boot. Out of the kindness of our collective heart, we provide the Fox network and Simon Cowell with a plan to get the show on track, offering up our dream judges and host to join the program and make it the buzz-worthy event it most certainly was not last fall. See if you agree with our picks, or offer up your own. READ FULL STORY
Will there really be an Office spin-off starring Rainn Wilson following Dwight Schrute as a beet farmer? And will The Office get a ninth season?
The Office cast discussed the headlines — and an upcoming road trip — on the red carpet for the SAG Awards Sunday.
Wilson confirmed that a spin-off was definitely being discussed. “We’re talking about a Dwight Schrute spin-off that could be really cool,” he said. “[The show] would have a crazy menagerie of characters… It would be even more far-out and weird than The Office.” Yet Office costar and co-executive producer B.J. Novak preferred to hedge his bets and downplayed the concept. “That’s just an idea right now,” he told EW.com. “It’s just an idea. We will see more of Dwight’s farm later this season in a regular episode… but that won’t necessarily become a series.”
Though it might seem counterintuitive, the spin-off idea makes it more likely that The Office will get a ninth season. The original show would be needed to help launch and promote the new series. READ FULL STORY
Now this is a spin-off worth cheering over: NBC is giving consideration to a new family comedy that would feature The Office character Dwight Schrute as a farmer.
Yep, you read that right. Deadline is reporting that Schrute – played by Rainn Wilson — would conceivably return home to the family beet farm and bed-and-breakfast. A backdoor pilot would air later this season and take place at the Schrute Farms. If picked up to series, the show would likely air as part of NBC’s midseason lineup in 2013. READ FULL STORY
Office star John Krasinski is popping over to Sesame Street to teach us a valuable, hilarious lesson about vocabulary, with a little help from proud little lamb owner Murray. In an exclusive clip, Krasinski tries desperately to explain the definition of the word “soggy.” Shenanigans ensue, involving a sock, a sponge, and an elephant. Krasinski looks like he’s having a ball, so clearly there are no hard feelings about Elmo’s spot-on Jim Halpert impression. Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY
Whoa Nellie, look who is coming back to Dunder Mifflin! NBC announced today that Catherine Tate will return to The Office to reprise her role as Nellie Bertram. She’ll show up in the second half of the season after she’s hired by friend and Chairman Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) as a “misguided special projects manager working directly for the corporate office who very much enjoys the favoritism received from Bennett.”
Tate first joined the NBC comedy in last season’s finale as one of the candidates interviewing for Michael Scott’s job.
“Catherine is hysterical,” said executive producer Paul Lieberstein in a statement. ”We introduced her briefly in last season’s finale and knew she had to be a part of the show somehow. We’ll meet her again as corporate’s special projects manager, and her relationship with Robert California (James Spader) will be far from professional. We’re thrilled that she’s joining the cast.”
Tate headlined her own eponymous show for the BBC.
Wow, this week’s Spoiler Room photo has so much pretty…
Sorry. Back on track!
There’s a lot for you to eat up here, so I’ll make this brief. Thanks for all your questions! Keep it up! Tell me what you’re loving, what you’re hating, what you ate for breakfast (kidding!…or…) and what you’re dying to know! E-mail all your fabulous ponderings to firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter: @EWSandraG.
On to the scoop, featuring goods on the likes of Parenthood, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, Persons of Interest, Parks and Recreation, and a Titanic reference. (God, help us all.)
‘GOSSIP GIRL’: EP TALKS MORE ON ‘SLEEP NO MORE,’
How much did you love this news? I was so excited I even circled Nov. 14 in my calendar and drew a creepy mask by the date to remind myself. But in case you need even more reasons to be excited about the impending romantic entanglements in this very special episode, executive producer Josh Safran told me that much “like masked balls in the past, there are multiple kisses — between multiple people” in the episode. “Like, quadratic couples, I’d say,” he teases. Could that have something to do with the “big kiss” everyone has been asking me about? Possibly… READ FULL STORY
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