'The Office': Warren Buffett joins the season finale

The season finale of "The Office" already has star power. It's also going to feature a good-sized dose of business acumen.Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is set to make a cameo in the May 19 finale of the NBC show, Variety reports. He'll play one of the numerous people interviewing for the vacant branch manager job at Dunder Mifflin Scranton.Buffett is apparently an "Office" fan: Members of the cast, including Steve Carell, appeared in a filmed skit at his company Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting in April. The other guest stars for "The Office" finale are Will Arnett, James Spader, series creator Ricky Gervais, Catherine Tate, Ray Romano and Jim Carrey....

'The Office': Subtle Sexuality returns with 'The Girl Next Door'

Michael Scott is gone from "The Office," and that's a bummer. But this might help brighten your day: Subtle Sexuality is back.The show's latest webisode features the reunion of Kelly (Mindy Kaling) and Erin's (Ellie Kemper) pop group, who have put out a new single called "The Girl Next Door." Like their previous song "Male Prima Donna," it features a goofy video with contributions from Ry Howard (B.J. Novak) -- and it's quite catchy, in a feeling-blue, staring-out-your-rain-soaked-window kind of way.The video is accompanied by a "Behind the Music"-style segment about Subtle Sexuality's ups and downs since "Male Prima Donna," from the highs of a pre-hockey game national anthem gig to the lows of being booed out of a karaoke bar. There have also been some personnel changes, although that's news to Andy (Ed Helms). Both videos are below. "The Office" begins its post-Steve Carell life at 9 p.m. ET Thursday (May 5) on NBC....

THE OFFICE “The Inner Circle” Season 7 Episode 23 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of  THE OFFICE  “The Inner Circle” Season  7 Episode 23 which airs Thursday May 5 at 9pm on NBC.  Episode Synopsis:  THE OFFICE “The Inner Circle” Season 7 Episode 23 – Deangelo’s (Guest star Will Ferrell) true management style  is finally revealed. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Leslie David Baker, Kate Flannery, Creed  Bratton, Ellie Kemper and Zach Woods also star. Read More...

First Look at 'The Office's' New Webisode Series

Thursday is a big day for Scranton aficionados. It marks not only the first post-Steve Carell episode of 'The Office,' but also Will Ferrell's final appearance as Deangelo on the NBC comedy. But wait, there's more: 'The Girl Next Door,' a new pair of webisodes featuring Dunder Mifflin staffers, debuts Thursday as well. In 2009, Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper) and Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) formed a spandex-clad girl group called 'Subtle Sexuality,' which was notable for its complete lack of subtlety, of course. Now the band has reformed to create more musical mayhem, and we're exclusively presenting the first full installment of 'The Girl Next Door,' in which Erin, Kelly, Ryan, Andy and Kevin recall the band's formation and the drama it created in its short-lived heydey.

'The Office's' Rainn Wilson: 'Dwight gets to be in charge' one more time

Rainn Wilson is cautiously optimistic about the future of "The Office" without Steve Carell. The actor talked with Zap2it on Monday (May 2) while promoting the indie film "Hesher" about what Season 8 of the series will look like without Michael Scott. Since Wilson's character, Dwight, was passed over for Will Ferrell's DeAngelo Vickers, we know he won't be stepping into Michael Scott's shoes. But, says Wilson, Dwight does get to flex his control-freak muscles at least one more time."I'll say this," says Wilson. "Dwight gets to be in charge for one episode before the end of this season."When we asked if he would again paint Michael's (former) office black, Wilson said "No, but very close."Wilson also talked about the high-profile guest stars still set to drop in on Dunder Mifflin before the end of the season. "It was amazing working with James Spader," Wilson says. "He's someone who has been a mentor of mine."As...

Steve Carell Talks 'Bittersweet' Departure From 'The Office' (VIDEO)

Steve Carell may have initially felt prepared to leave 'The Office' after starring in the comedy for the past seven years. But, when it came time to film his final scenes, the actor found it difficult to say goodbye, he said on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated). "I thought I was emotionally prepared, but I was really surprised at how bittersweet it was," Carell said. "Everybody was crying. It was nice, though."

'The Office' Mystery: Phyllis and Erin's Big Secret

The smartest character on The Office is the unseen camera man. While the show doesn't often reference the documentary film crew, Michael Scott's final episode did as the ex-boss took off his mic before leaving forever. While the goodbyes were sweet, there was something even bigger going on in the background of the episode that some fans may have missed: The connection between Erin and Phyllis.

Top Moments: Office's Fond Farewell, Vampire Diaries Shockers and a Cheesy Race

13. Kiss and Don't Tell Award:  After  American Idol  woman scorned Pia Toscano sings her anthem "I'll Stand By You" on  Dancing with the Stars  (her all-but-confirmed beau Mark Ballas' show), Tom Bergeron gets right to the point: "Is he a good kisser?" Coy as ever, Toscano laughs it off and replies, "He's a wonderful person." We'll take that as a yes. But seriously, enough with the cageyness. It's really wearing on your 15 minutes. 12. Most Cringeworthy:  At first, Paul Reiserseems like a good sport for showing up for his The Tonight Show with Jay Leno  appearance even though his NBC sitcom was canceled last week. But naturally, the comedian wasn't going to let the awkward sitdown pass without lobbing a few grenades. "NBC, to my knowledge, they don't traditionally make bad decisions," he tells Leno. "I don't know what your experience is..." And then: "When you're the last-place network, you don't want to jeopardize that. You found your niche; stay there." Read More...

TV ratings: 'The Office' rises with Steve Carell's departure; FOX tops Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, April 28, 2011Steve Carell's final episode of "The Office" brought the show a bit of a ratings bump Thursday, but otherwise it was a not-very-impressive start to sweeps for the broadcast networks. "American Idol" dipped a bit, and new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," "The Big Bang Theory" and "CSI" were all below their season averages.(Since "The Office" ended at the odd time of 9:52 p.m. ET, we won't have exact viewership figures until later in the day. The numbers below for the 9:30-10 p.m. slot also include the first few minutes of "Parks and Recreation.")FOX led the night with 14.4 million viewers and an 8.6 rating/14 share in households. CBS (11 million, 6.9/11) came in second overall. ABC (8 million, 5.3/8) came in third, followed by NBC (5.3 million, 3.2/5). The CW trailed with 2.2 million viewers and a 1.4/2.The adults 18-49 title also went to FOX, which scored a...

Michael Scott Gets a Farewell Hug at the Airport on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

The episode that has been talked about for months finally happened Thursday night -- Michael Scott left Dunder Mifflin. And thus Steve Carell left 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC). Despite the goofiness, it was a touching episode that showed Scott as a caring, capable human being. And when he finally gets to the airport, intercepted by Pam for a quick goodbye, it feels good to see him happy and doing the right thing. The conceit that this is all one big, long documentary came back into focus in the ending scene. "Hey, will you guys let me know if this ever airs," said Scott before remembering at last to take off his mic. "This is going to feel so good, getting this thing off my chest." Of course, Scott couldn't resist one more, "That's what she said," even if the mic was no longer picking it up. Then it was one last hug, and the plane took off, leaving a few last episodes covering the scramble to replace the World's Greatest Boss.