The Office

Ricky Gervais’ David Brent Movie Acquired by Netflix

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by Matt Singer June 14, 2016 @ 11:25 AM
BBC Films
The American version of The Office lasted for nine seasons and 200 episodes, but it never really topped the original U.K. show, co-created by and starring Ricky Gervais as David Brent, the weaselly middle manager of the Slough branch of the Wernham Hogg Paper Company. Though Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s Office only stuck around for two seasons and a two-part finale on the BBC, its impact was enormous. Beyond inspiring the American show (and many other international adaptations) it helped popularize the mockumentary style of TV comedy.

David Brent Returns in First Trailer for ‘The Office’ Movie ‘Life on the Road’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 7, 2016 @ 12:21 PM
BBC Films
The American port of The Office may have long-since passed us by (man, remember when Steve Carell did comedy?), but the UK version lives on in its leading man David Brent, once again brought to life by Ricky Gervais. See for yourself in the first Life on the Road trailer, returning the ex-Wernham-Hogg manager for a music career.

10 Facts Faxed From ‘The Office,’ Approved By Michael Scott

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 9, 2015 @ 1:10 PM
NBC’s The Office borrowed plenty from its British predecessor did you know the writers revamped the series in Season 2 to make it more optimistic? Or that everyone from Paul Giamatti to Patton Oswalt had a shot at Dunder Mifflin? Grab a beet and stock up on paper, as the 35th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ mugs for the camera with some collated facts from The Office.

100 Interesting TV Facts You May Not Know

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 29, 2015 @ 7:52 AM
NBC / AMC / Showtime / FOX
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we ​do​ have more where that came from!

‘SNL’ and Martin Freeman Send ‘The Office’ to Middle-Earth

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by Jacob Hall December 14, 2014 @ 8:58 AM
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.

Ohio State University Marching Band Stages Incredible Halftime TV Tribute

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 8, 2014 @ 10:33 AM
OSU
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!

'Community' Season 5 Adds 'Office' Alum B.J. Novak in Mysterious Season Finale Role

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 5, 2014 @ 2:48 PM
NBC / Columbia
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?

FOX Orders Rainn Wilson Cop Drama 'Backstrom' After CBS Passes

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 7, 2014 @ 7:41 PM
David Livingston, Getty Images
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.

NBC Orders 'Office' Star Craig Robinson's 'Mr. Robinson' to Series

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 6, 2014 @ 5:05 PM
NBC
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.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Adds 'Office' Alum Craig Robinson to Guest

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 25, 2013 @ 5:03 PM
FOX / NBC
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?