'Office' showrunner Paul Lieberstein's new deal; 'Parks and Rec's' Nick Offerman hosting TCA Awards


Today's TV snacks include news about the man in charge of "The Office," the man in charge of the Pawnee parks department and bits about a couple midseason series. "Ofifce" showrunner Paul Lieberstein has signed a three-year overall deal with Universal Media Studios. He'll eventually work on new series projects for the studio, but for the time being his focus will be on the continuing transition of "The Office" following Steve Carell's departure. [Deadline]"Parks and Recreation" star Nick Offerman -- aka Ron Swanson -- will serve as host for the Television Critics Association Awards on Aug. 6. Says Offerman: "I am mighty flattered to be invited to speak in front of a crowd like this. The last time I was awarded such a privilege was in front of the Eagle Scouts disciplinary board, concerning what came to be known as 'The Astonishing Cowsh*! Incident of 1987' in Grundy County, Illinois. I presume this engagment will...



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