After a Thanksgiving break, 'The Office' returns as we head into the final stretch for NBC's long-running comedy, which has been mostly meh this final season. Will the show go out with a bang or a whimper? At this point it's looking like the later, but the last episode ("The Whale") had its moments, and we're hoping "The Target" delivers.
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The shock of 'Two and a Half Men' star Angus T. Jones' religious rant against the series likely won't die down for a good long while, but it seems Hollywood itself has already taken aim at skewering the young actor. Hilariously, Thursday ratings rival 'The Office' has taken one of the first jabs at Jones, enlisting stars Rainn Wilson and Craig Robinson to re-enact the bizarre video. Are you ready for 'The Office' to get filthy?
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?
As 'The Office' makes its march towards concluding, we're hoping that they at least have some good treats in store for us in these last episodes. But so far their final season has been pretty rocky. Last week's episode "The Boat" at least moved forward the possible Erin/new guy Pete relationship, and was thankfully Jim-and-Pam-drama free. So we're hoping for good things from this week's episode, "The Whale."
'The Office' took a week off last week because of a natural disaster, but it returns with "The Boat," which looks to escalate some of the tension between Erin and new guy Pete. The last episode "Here Comes Treble" was solid, so we're hoping for more of the same.
No, not that 'The Office,' but close! Instead, the original 'The Office' co-creator Stephen Merchant is getting into business with HBO once more, working on a series order for 'Hello Ladies,' to be written, directed and headlined by Merchant himself. Picked up for a full eight episodes, the comedy also boasts former 'The Office' writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, but what story does the new series tell? Might it have any connectivity with Merchant's other HBO work?
Well, the end times have officially arrived. No, we're not talking about Hurricane Sandy, but rather 'The Office,' whose fate has finally been sealed. We knew 'The Office' itself would say goodbye after the current season, but now it seems that NBC has officially passed on picking up the Dwight Schrute-centric spin-off 'The Farm.' the backdoor pilot will still air as an 'Office' episode this season, but does this mean 'The Office' is gone for good?
Mindy Kaling may have left 'The Office' behind a little earlier than some of her former co-stars, but these days it seems like every 'Office' star has a future sitcom lined up once the show ends its nine-year run. The latest to set up a new gig is that of Brian Baumgarnter, best known as the often inconsistently slow accountant Kevin Malone. Greg Daniels is on board to produce at ABC, but what could Baumgartner's new show be about?
After last week's non-starter "Work Bus" we're hoping that 'The Office' kicks it into gear with this week's episode. Not only is it Halloween themed, they've got Stephen Colbert as a guest star. Hopefully they deliver with this week's episode "Here Comes Treble."
While we lament that Steve Carell isn't around anymore to play off of his former 'The Daily Show' correspondent, tonight will mark one of the best 'The Office' castings to date, when 'The Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert drops by Dunder-Mifflin as Andy's old band-mate Broccoli Rob for the NBC sitcom's Halloween episode 'Here Comes Treble.' Of course, Colbert will have plenty of tension with fellow former co-star Ed Helms as well, so how would you like a first look?