Andy Bernard’s family reunion on NBC’s The Office includes dad Stephen Collins and mom Dee Wallace, but it looks like the center of attention might be Andy’s brother, played by singer-songwriter Josh Groban. The setup: Andy decides to throw a “garden party” with his staff at Schrute Farms — attempting to impress Robert California and his parents. Here’s a first look at the when they all come together in Thursday’s episode, and it sets up what’s looks like a sibling rivalry: READ FULL STORY
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That’s just one scene in this extended NBC fall comedy preview that’s going to be screening in movie theaters this weekend (hey, it definitely beats those MovieTickets.com ads). Aside from teasing The Office (could Craig Robinson be the new manager?), the first-online EW exclusive clip reel also includes moments from Parks & Recreation, a first look at John Goodman on Community, along with moments from new shows Up All Night starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, Free Agents with Hank Azaria, and Whitney starring Whitney Cummings. It’s all below here: READ FULL STORY
Jeez, how many celebrity family members does Andy Bernard have?
After we reported that 7th Heaven patriarch Stephen Collins and ET mom Dee Wallace will play the parents of Ed Helms’ character the other day, it turns there’s another casting waiting in the wings: Singer Josh Groban will play Andy’s brother during an episode in the upcoming eighth season where his family comes to visit.
The news comes on the heels of EW learning that The Office is looking to keep the much-discussed manager post in the family. See that interview with Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein and new boss James Spader here.
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It’s beginning to look a lot like fall TV time! And I’m so excited, I could scream! But that would be really awkward for the person in the office next to me, I imagine.
Instead, I’ll sit here and wait for your questions to pop up in the Spoiler Room inbox (email@example.com).
Clearly my brain is fried. So I’ll leave you to read. Remember to send in your inquiries and follow me on Twitter for more awkward thoughts (and maybe some scoop): @EWSandraG.
‘VAMPIRE DIARIES’: EP TEASES MATT’S PAINFUL ROAD AHEAD
We wouldn’t wish suffering on anyone… except for maybe The Vampire Diaries’ Matt Donovan. But that’s only because actor Zach Roerig guts us when he gets teary. TVD exec producer Julie Plec almost got our eyes wet describing how Matt will figure into the season 3 story line that has Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) seeing the ghosts of his dead exes — including Matt’s late sister Vicki (Kayla Ewell). READ FULL STORY
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Hello from, L.A.!
The sun is shining, the Television Critics Association press tour is in full swing, there’s a party with Fox network stars tonight, I’m in the pacific time zone — which means this column is only an hour late — and I ate my weight in french fries from a food truck last night on Melrose Ave. I’m feelin’ pretty damn good, Roomies. And I hope you feel the same after reading this week’s scoop!
If not, you should probably e-mail me scoop requests to spoilerroom@EW.com. We’ll try again next week. And yes, this intro is particularly sunny because I’m hoping that will stop people from e-mailing me spam for Zoloft. If this doesn’t do the trick, I don’t know what will.
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‘HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’: NOW THAT’S A WEDDING!
True to their word, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas confirmed that this upcoming season’s first episode takes place at Punchy’s wedding in Cleveland a few days after the finale. But what’s the gang going through exactly? Well, in Lily’s case, she’s finds herself struggling to keep her and Marshall’s big announcement a secret. READ FULL STORY
The Office meets Dexter?
Yes! Ricky Gervais, the creator of The Office and Extras is teaming up with former Dexter showrunner, Clyde Phillips, for a new show called Afterlife, about an atheist who dies and goes to heaven.
They are writing the pilot episode now and plan to film in early 2012, though no studio is yet attached. Gervais will take a cameo role.
On his website, Gervais wrote, “Dexter has consistently been my favourite show of the last five years. When I first saw Clyde’s name all over it I knew I had to work with him one day. I found out he was also a fan of my work and we became friends on email and through short conversations on various red carpets. We finally started working on an idea this year and we really hit it off. I am so exited about this project.”
The plot has traces of Gervais’ The Invention of Lying, the 2009 film that featured Gervais as a desperate underachiever who introduces the idea of God to a naive society where no one else has yet contemplated the notion of telling a falsehood.
It’s official: The employees of Dunder Mifflin are getting a new CEO and his name is Robert California.
James Spader’s ultra-confident and sexually charged character featured briefly in the NBC hit’s May finale is set to join the cast of the show’s upcoming eighth season, NBC confirmed.
“James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,” said Paul Lieberstein, one of the series’ executive producers and a series regular. READ FULL STORY
Though his Golden Globes hosting gig rankled some in Hollywood, Ricky Gervais is back doing what he does best: playing power-forward for the Life’s Too Short lunchtime basketball team.
Kidding. The faux-documentary mastermind, who spent three seasons telling the story of Andy Millman and other little-known people on movie sets in Extras, is now tackling the lives of little little-known people in Life’s Too Short, which follows the rise and fall of a showbiz dwarf. Warwick Davis (pictured, front center) and Gervais play themselves, and you can expect Extras-style celebrity cameos — including Johnny Depp — when the show premieres on HBO after Christmas. Devoted Gervais fans will be even more delighted by the appearance of familiar faces from The Office and Extras playing themselves, adding to the new series’ realism.
Check out an exclusive photo of Gervais and Davis, after the jump: READ FULL STORY
NBC showed this new art of the cast of The Office at their upfront presentation, and we do mean art. Here’s the cast re-interpreting the classic Georges Seurat painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” No, we’re not kidding. You must check this out: READ FULL STORY
The new manager on NBC’s The Office, the person assuming taking Michael Scott’s chair for the final two episodes of this pivotal season is…. [spoiler alert from tonight's episode!] …. READ FULL STORY
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