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?
'The Office' is closed. After the tearful series finale, we no longer have the adventures of Jim, Pam, Dwight and the gang to look forward to every week. And as we watched the 'Office' finale, we couldn't help but remark how different all the characters were after the past nine years.
Normally, when we do a Then & Now feature, we match up the character with the actor but with 'The Office' we have the ability to look at the characters from Season 1 and see them now, at the very end of Season 9. See how far 'The Office' characters came below.
Tonight offered the finale of 'The Office,' and at this moment -- considering most people complained that the show should have ended a couple years ago -- it's worth pointing out that most great network shows overstay their welcome. It's easy to pine over one-season wonders like 'Freaks and Geeks' and 'Firefly,' but part of what makes them great is they never had the chance to get bad. Whereas there are definitely bad episodes (and sometimes seasons) of all-timers like 'Seinfeld' and 'The Simpsons.'
The last couple seasons of 'The Office' may have tarnished its reputation, but it was once one of the best sitcoms on television. The finale reminds us why.
So this is it. This is the penultimate episode of 'The Office.' Will Pam and Jim break up? Will Jim keep working at Dundler-Mifflin, or is there a compromise he can find with his wife? Will Brian the boom guy show up and make out with Pam? Will Dwight and Angela get together? So many questions. And at least one answer.
With 'The Office' winding down toward its May 16 series finale, reflections upon the nine-season NBC comedy have revealed some intriguing "what if" scenarios and castings that could have seen our favorite Dunder Mifflin characters leading very different lives. Among the 'Office' trivia known is that 'Parks and Recreation' had originally been envisioned as a spinoff, but how would Scranton and Pawnee have been tied together? Find out the surprising 'Office'/'Parks and Recreation' connection inside!
'The Office' fans have often had to be wary of extended episodes, which usually have the misfortune of padding existing material and diluting the results of an otherwise good episode. In this case, however, we don't think they'll mind! NBC has officially announced that the May 16 'Office' series finale will extend by 15 minutes, in addition to an hour-long retrospective. Let the 15-minute Steve Carell cameo rumors commence!