Tomorrow night’s two-part Office episode, “Classy Christmas,” has me very stoked on three counts. (One of which is a spoiler.) First, Mindy Kaling wrote the episode, and she’s written a bunch of my favorites — “The Injury” in season 2, “Diwali,” “Ben Franklin,” “Lecture Circuit: Part 2″ (which includes the amazing “it is your birthday” cake), etc. Second, Rainn Wilson directed the episode, and I always love when Office actors step behind the camera. Finally, and maybe most importantly, Amy Ryan’s Holly is back! READ FULL STORY »
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Office fans are smug. Dancing With the Stars fans are compliant. Gleeks see themselves as experimental, and Mad Men fans are liberals. Oh market research, is there nothing you can’t categorize?
One research firm recently polled 25,000 viewers about 70 TV shows and broke down their tastes by personality traits, according to Ad Age. Some shows, like House and Bones appealed across a lot of demographics, but others had more specific viewers. Such as… READ FULL STORY »
I was catching up on this week’s Parenthood (pretty good!), and in between being jealous of Lauren Graham’s hair and marveling at how much natural light Braverman HQ seems to get, it hit me: Dax Shepard is way under-appreciated on this show.
He’s playing a character who could be kind of a dillweed, but Shepard’s performance makes Crosby really compelling; even when he’s flailing, I really feel for the guy. Other actors on the show get more attention — and they’re all good, and they all deserve it — but Shepard deserves some praise, too.
On the comedy side of things, this has been my pathetic refrain all season, but: Ed Helms! His performance on The Office is so, so funny, and even among all the all-star weirdos at Dunder Mifflin, Helms’ high-strung but emotionally raw Andy still stands out. Plus, the dude can sing. His rendition of “I Try” was painfully earnest, but it wasn’t pathetic, which can be a hard spot for The Office to hit just right.
They can’t be the only TV stars not getting their due, though, PopWatchers. Let’s hear it. Who are your under-appreciated TV stars of 2010?
Idris Elba talks 'Luther,' 'Thor,' Alex Cross, why it's okay if he does 'Ghost Rider 2', and who should replace Michael Scott
BBC America’s Luther (Sundays, 10 p.m. ET), the six-part British export in which Elba stars as a brilliant, physical, loose cannon detective with his own secret to hide (he sort of dropped a dangling serial killer in last week’s U.S. premiere who’s in a coma), an unusual and ongoing platonic relationship with a female psychopath who got away with murder, and a wife who wants to divorce him. We recently caught up with Elba to talk about the page-turner series written by novelist Neil Cross, how he navigates his career (he’ll play an “alcoholic warrior monk” in Ghost Rider 2?), who he’d nominate to replace Michael Scott on The Office (and whether he’ll return this season), why the outrage from some fans about a black man playing Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor surprised him, and more. READ FULL STORY »Idris Elba is a man in demand, and if you haven’t yet figured out why, watch
The end is nigh for Michael Scott on The Office, but exactly what the end holds for the beloved TV boss is still up in the air. If Steve Carell has his way, we won’t be seeing the beloved TV boss drive his Sebring into the Scranton sunset.
At Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars benefit concert for Autism education this weekend, Carell told EW that the show recently wrapped shooting on the season’s 10th episode, but the writers have “nothing specific” written for his character’s final act.
“I’m sort of torn. Part of me wants him to end up happy, but another, more realistic side of me knows that the show is essentially a documentary. It’s not a fairy tale. So I think it would be interesting if it’s a qualified happiness, if he does find happiness [at all],” he said.
Should The Office get renewed for another season, Carell said he hasn’t given any thought to a possible guest return to the show. Hey, as long as Michael doesn’t die an ironic death by rabies or in a random fire ball, we’ll be happy. He can guarantee that, right?
“Yes, that’s exactly how he’s going to die. You just gave me the idea. He’s going to die in a fire ball, an unexplained fire ball,” Carell said.
What do you say, PopWatchers? What’s your dream ending for Michael Scott?
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Variety, Carell is looking to star in the comedy Burt Wonderstone, in which he’ll play a Las Vegas magician grieving for his deceased magic partner.Steve Carell’s career is practically perfect, in the Buddhist all-life-is-a-balance sense. In 2005, the Americanized Office narrowly avoided cancellation just in time to capitalize on his post-40-Year-Old Virgin megastardom. Ever since, Carell has impressively juggled variously-sized film projects: Blockbusters (Get Smart, Despicable Me), a starring role in a Best Picture nominee (Little Miss Sunshine), and a legitimate megaflop (Evan Almighty) that everyone has forgiven him for. Last Thursday, Steve Carell started his last season on The Office, and his post-TV plans are already shaping up: According to
If you ask me, it’s exactly the kind of project Carell should be taking on. It’s been a while since Carell’s really had a chance to show off the full range of his acting chops on the big screen: Besides Despicable Me, his last few projects have all been remakes. (Let’s face it: Date Night is just The Out-of-Towners with more guns.) READ FULL STORY »
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