Since few guest hosts do ‘SNL’ unless they have something new and/or exciting to promote, it was inevitable that the show would do something tied into ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ when Martin Freeman joined the cast for a week. However, the end result was unexpected, endearing, and probably only meant to be fully appreciated by a small portion of the viewing audience: they sent ‘The Office’ to Middle-Earth.
Last year, the Ohio State University Band gave football fans one hell of a movie tribute, marching along to formations of everything from 'Superman' to 'Jurassic Park,' so what was the one way to top it? TV! See what "the best damn band in the land" came up with for everything from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Dragnet,' with the full TVLand TV tribute!
You might have heard that 'Community' season 5 will take a minor break for the next few weeks to accommodate those increasingly hilarious Sochi Olympics, but the cult NBC comedy has big plans for its return. 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' villain and 'Office' vet B.J. Novak will join the Greendale Gang for the final installments of the season, but what does his mysterious role reveal about the two-part finale?
Unexpected, but okay! We were a bit disappointed to learn that 'The Office' star Rainn Wilson wouldn't return to TV as soon as we'd hoped, given that CBS declined to pick up the comic actor's buzzworthy police procedural 'Backstrom,' but it seems FOX has taken a big shot on Wilson with a full series order for the discarded drama.
Finally! We'd all-but given up hope that 'The Office' vet and 'Hot Tub Time Machine' franchise star Craig Robinson would land back on NBC for his eagerly-anticipated new sitcom, especially after NBC left the series off the most recent development slate, but it seems 'Mr. Robinson' will finally move forward with a series order, and a few new tweaks.
We'd wondered when 'Parks and Recreation' or 'The Office' alum might start showing up on Mike Schur and Dan Goor's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' and it seems we have an answer. Following the shelving of his own NBC vehicle, 'Office' alum and 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' star Craig Robinson has been tapped to appear in FOX's fall success story 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' but who will he play?
We all appreciated, even loved, NBC's version of 'The Office,' the show that launched Steve Carell's career and a million "that's what she said" quips. But for some, there was never any replacing the original 'Office' or Ricky Gervais' David Brent, a character for whom saying the worst thing at the worst time was as natural as breathing. A lot of us miss Brent and would like to see him return ... and we might get a chance to on the big screen!
Recent casting announcements for 'New Girl' season 3 haven't proved as exciting as when former 'Happy Endings' star Damon Wayans Jr. was announced to return to his pilot role as "Coach," but the bevy of new stars joining the quirky FOX comedy merits mention. Not only will 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' star Dreama Walker pop up as a B in her own right, but so too will 'The Office' star Angela Kinsey, and previous guest star Eva Amurri.
NBC's 'The Office' may have closed its doors for good (at least in America), but that hasn't stopped us from envisioning what the beloved NBC comedy might have been like on a different path. Among some of the early auditions from the series we've heard about, new footage of such comedy icons as Seth Rogen, Kathryn Hahn and even 'Breaking Bad' star Bob Odenkirk trying out for the show have emerged, painting a very different portrait of Dunder-Mifflin life.
If 'How I Met Your Mother' plans to follow through on its intent of setting most of the ninth and final season and Barney and Robin's wedding weekend, you'd better believe the guest list will be star-studded. The latest to join the 'HIMYM' gang's final season is none other than former 'The Office' darling Ellie Kemper, but who's head will she be turning?