Steve Carell was strongly disliked for lying about his appearance on "The Office" finale, the actor told Jay Leno on Wednesday. "People hated me," said Carell. "'You jerk!'" he heard from others. "You owe that show everything and you're not going back -- You jerk!'" Read More.... http://mc-3596-1705542522.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com/tv/article/steve-carell-people-hated-me-lying-about-office-finale-cameo-video-110966
How different would the NBC comedy be? The never-before-seen auditions have been released. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/SJgc45OAUQ0/story01.htm
Every year the Emmy award nominations arrive with a slew of surprises and snubs, and this year is no different. 2013 may be remembered as the Year of the Louis C.K., as the comedian was among the big winners of today's announcement, alongside the recently departed "30 Rock," Showtime's "Homeland" and "Veep." Meanwhile, "New Girl," "The Office," "The American" and "Boardwalk Empire" are among the projects feeling disappointment this morning. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/news/emmys-2013-winners-and-losers-30-rock-homeland-the-office
Steve Carell is back in the game as Gru, the curmudgeonly super-villain with a crazy accent whose life has been completely transformed by his daughters. In the comedy adventure sequel, Despicable Me 2, he’s left behind his life of crime to raise Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) and become the perfect dad. But just as he starts to adjust to his new role, he’s recruited by an ultra-secret organization and finds himself unexpectedly working for the good guys. Opening July 3rd, the sequel also features Benjamin Bratt, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand and Ken Jeong. READ MORE...
Remember all that will they / won't they about The Office 's finale and Steve Carell's participation or lack thereof? (Of course you do, it was like twenty seconds ago.) John Krasinski remembers it, and he remembers it fondly. "It was so thrilling. We all just flat-out lied ," the erstwhile Jim Halpert tells People . "I lied to Letterman! I have to apologize to him for that at some point. It was just one of those things that we all vowed and had to protect. Look what happened — it was the best. The 'that's what she said' was the perfect use of Steve." Very true — it was so lovely . Krasinski also mused and gushed about the series being over, saying, "Not only has it given me every opportunity in the business, but I wouldn't have met Emily [Blunt, his wife] . In a very big, existential way it's the most important thing in my life." Awww! http://www.vulture.com/2013/06/john-krasinski-office-finale-steve-carell-lied.html
NBC also got something out of the deal: "The Office" series finale brought in approximately 5.4 million viewers on Thursday night , scoring a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. Although once upon a time the series was averaging 9 million viewers, the "Office" finale saw season high ratings , with the Season 9 premiere bringing in only 2.1 million viewers. Read More... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/17/office-finale-ratings_n_3294381.html?utm_hp_ref=tv
Steve Carell made a much-anticipated cameo on last night's series finale of "The Office." Watch the complete episode. Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/05/17/steve-carell-makes-a-cameo-on-the-office-finale/?mod=WSJBlog
HitFix's Alan Sepinwall looks back at the legacy and evolution of "The Office" as the NBC comedy prepares for its series finale tonight. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/the-office-a-look-back-at-a-brilliant-volatile-comedy-mix
Our top moments of the week: 13. Most Fly Proposal: When Mindy decides she can't (read: doesn't want to) go to Haiti with her boyfriend Casey on The Mindy Project, she tries to back out by giving him a crazy ultimatum: She will only go if they are engaged. But since this is a sitcom, her plan backfires when Casey gets down on one knee at their bon voyage party and delivers the most ridiculous proposal. "I just had a little rap sesh with the notorious G-o-d. Know what 'G said? That's your girl, dude," he says. Be careful what you wish for. 12. The Best Laid Plans Award: On The Vampire Diaries finale, Stefan is finally ready to move on from Elena and his life in Mystic Falls until he comes in contact with Elena acting as the face of Silus. But as Stefan questions how Silus could still be alive, she explains that he is able to live on through a shadow self. Through a flash in the window, Stefan sees that Silus has morphed into his own shadow self. Before he can react, Stefan is staked and thrown in the river. Cut to black. Looks like Paul Wesley is back to playing a bad boy next season. READ MORE...
"There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn't that the point?" Those were Pam Beesly-Halpert's parting words to the documentary crew on the series finale of The Office . While she was just talking about filming a run-of-the-mill paper company for nine years, the same could definitely be said for the series finale. READ MORE...