Next week will deliver the majority of the news from the major networks Upfront presentations, but as we've been seeing for weeks, many renewal and cancellation decisions have already been made. NBC's troubled year could see some major upsets in its lineup, but now we're hearing that notifications have gone out to pilots the network intends to pass on, among them the Virginia Madsen-fronted modern 'Hatfields & McCoys,' and 'The Office' star Ellie Kemper's follow-up vehicle 'Brenda Forever.' Get the latest on NBC's pilot passes inside!
'The Office's' May 16 series finale may put the entire Dunder-Mifflin crew out of work, but at least one star of the long-running NBC comedy won't be out of a job for too long. In addition to taking the lead in NBC's upcoming pilot 'Brenda Forever,' 'The Office' funnygirl Ellie Kemper has signed on to lend her voice for a role in 'American Dad's' next season on FOX, but who will Kemper be tempting this time around?
Granted 'The Office' has launched the careers of a number of household names, few have stuck out from the later seasons as strongly as Ellie Kemper, best known for her role as Pam's kooky replacement secretary Erin Hannon. And while the series will finally come to a close this May, few stars will keep of the TV for long, as Kemper too has been granted her own NBC series pilot, 'Brenda Forever.' Find out if Ellie Kemper can hack it on her own inside!
With 'The Office' coming to a close this year and practically hemorrhaging cast members, former castmate-turned 'The Mindy Project' star Mindy Kaling is in prime position to scoop them up. Not only does series boast occasional appearances from 'Office' vet Ed Helms, but now Helms' on-screen love and fellow 'Office' star Ellie Kemper will pay a visit as well! Guesting in the series' Christmas episode, who might the 'Bridesmaids' star play when 'The Mindy Project holds an office party?