While he’s melted our hearts for nearly seven seasons on The Office, Big Tuna has failed to make a huge splash on the big screen. Strange, huh, especially given the immense likability of Jim Halpert. (“Niagara” will forever live in infamy. How many men booked surprise trips on the Maid of the Mist after seeing their girlfriends tear up while watching the episode?) With Steve Carell’s impending departure, it seems there’s no better time for John Krasinski to seal his fate as a legitimate leading man. But why isn’t he one already? READ FULL STORY
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Eleven long weeks after news of his guest arc was first reported, Will Ferrell’s four-episode Office arc finally began last night. In terms of ratings, the outing was a definite success — it delivered 7.7 million viewers and a 3.9 adult demo rating, making it Thursday’s top-rated scripted show. But as I said in my recap of last night’s half hour, I felt a little lukewarm about Ferrell’s debut. His character, Deangelo Vickers, is more of a collection of quirks than a fully-formed person, and his first day at The Office also felt way too similar to Charles Miner‘s. At the same time, though, Deangelo made me laugh plenty of times — the episode’s cold open especially hit all the right notes — and Ferrell is so appealing that I’ll enjoy watching him for the rest of the season even if Deangelo himself is sort of half-baked.
But enough about me. What did you think of Ferrell’s return to NBC? Are you wishing that he’d replace Michael full time, or that the comedian had signed on for one episode (or no episodes) instead of four? Vote in the poll below, then tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments. READ FULL STORY
'The Office' tonight: Are you ready to start saying goodbye to Steve Carell (and hello to Will Ferrell)?
It’s finally here, Office fans: the beginning of the end. In tonight’s episode, “Training Day,” Michael Scott starts preparing to leave Scranton for good — and his replacement, an allergy-plagued manager named Deangelo Vickers who’s played by some guy named Will Ferrell, will arrive. The entirety of Season 7 has been leading toward this moment, so there’s just a little pressure for the show to get it right. READ FULL STORY
Yes, Ricky Gervais was partly joking when he told birthday boy David Letterman on The Late Show last night that he would like to see The Office stay on air forever (“Financially, I do”), but with the show’s revolving door of recurring and permanent characters, it does seem as though the series is looking forward to a long life well after star Steve Carell leaves at the end of this season. (CBS has yet to post the full interview on the site, but the awesome folks over at Vulture have posted a few choice moments from the interview here.) READ FULL STORY
With Steve Carell leaving The Office after seven hit (and mostly hilarious) seasons, it’s only fitting that NBC send him off in style. That’s why the Peacock is saying goodbye to Michael Scott with a 50 minute episode on April 28.
That announcement is bound to evoke conflicted emotions from Dunder-Mifflin devotees: nostalgic sadness over his departure, excitement for the much-hyped season finale, as well as a touch of apprehension over yet another love-it-or-loathe-it extended Office episode.
You would think that if you love The Office, double the time would mean double the laughs, but then you think back to the dozen or so extended episodes the series has done before. Some were amazing, but a lot of them just seem far too long and difficult to swallow (that’s what she said).
So here are four suggestions for the show making the most out of Michael Scott’s 50-minute swansong: READ FULL STORY
The slow-starting Red Sox took two of three from the Yankees over the weekend, pulling Boston fans back from the ledge and preserving the hilarious new New Era hat commercial that features Yankees supporter Alec Baldwin and Sox fan John Krasinski talking trash. Krasinski interrupts Baldwin’s elegant soiree to gloat about the Yankees off-season failures, but like his character on 30 Rock, Baldwin is unflappable as he dismisses the notion that the Red Sox are even in the Yankees class, saying “This is not a rivalry, just like fire doesn’t have a rivalry with kindling.” Krasinski’s passions get the better of him in the end, but hey, it’s baseball season. (By the way, the Orioles are in first place.)
Watch the ad below, and then vote for Team Baldwin or Team Krasinski at the New Era site. Team Baldwin currently leads, which is a little surprising since he alienated some potential supporters from Philadelphia. READ FULL STORY
Along with Ricky Gervais and Will Arnett, NBC has confirmed the addition of Ray Romano, James Spader, and Catherine Tate to The Office‘s May 19 finale. With so much time between new episodes and all this talk of upcoming guest stars, it’s hard not to get carried away with dream plotlines. But what will this epic finale entail? Let’s brainstorm. Come on!
Office writer and star Mindy Kaling may have revealed that Arnett will be portraying the series’ most infamous character, The Scranton Strangler. The network has yet to confirm these casting details to EW, but we’d like to believe Fair Mindy, if only because the sight of Gob Bluth in prison orange would be one we’d love to revisit. READ FULL STORY
His new movie Super — about an average Joe who dons a spandex suit and fights crime vigilante-style (see an NSFW clip here) — opens in select cities today, and to celebrate The Office star shares his thoughts on the superhero genre in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands today. Turns out, he has quite a few burning questions about Spidey, Batman, and their crime-fighting peers. Click through for a preview. READ FULL STORY
I know there’s a “That’s what he said” joke in that headline, and I’m pretty sure it was my subconscious that did that. I haven’t been able to get The Office off my brain since last night’s epic proposal. (Read the recap of the entire episode here.)
In case you weren’t there, Michael led Holly on a tour through the office, pointing out the places that were meaningful to them as a couple. “This is where Toby announced that he was going to Costa Rica. It was the happiest day of my life — until the day you came to replace him,” he told her in that sincere Michael way that never fails to tug at my heartstrings. He led her up the stairwell, to his office, through the office, finally ending at the door to the break room.
When he opened the door, the entire office staff was standing in a line, holding candles. Candles, people. READ FULL STORY
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