It was never all that likely that Steve Carell would make a return appearance on "The Office" before the show ended, but absent a definitive word from Carell or the show, speculation continued.Carell has pretty well shut that down now, explaining that he doesn't think Michael Scott coming back to Scranton would make much sense. "I just didn't think it was right for the character," Carell tells "Access Hollywood" at Sundance, where his movie "The Way, Way Back" premiered this week. "That character had an arc within the story, and kind of grew and sort of evolved past the idea of the documentary.""Office" executive producer Greg Daniels said as much in a press conference last week, noting that "Steve is very much of the opinion that the 'Goodbye, Michael' episode and the story arc he did leading up to it was his goodbye to the show." Daniels added that he didn't have any plans to... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/01/the-office-steve-carell-explains-why-michael-wont-be-back.html
The Office "Suit Warehouse " Season 9 episode 11 airs Thursday, January 17 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis : Clark (Clark Duke) returns from his sex jaunt with Jan and gifts the office with a new espresso maker, which everyone abuses. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) takes him to sell a father – son suit warehouse. Meanwhile, Darryl (Craig Robinson) interviews at Jim’s (John Krasinski) company and Pam (Jenna Fischer) comes for a surprise visit. Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, Catherine Tate, Clark Duke and Jake Lacy also star. READ MORE...
Reaffirming there are no plans for Steve Carell to come back, showrunner Greg Daniels reveals who fans will see again, details about the documentary crew and that someone is getting canned. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Z9gA_7WSPhw/story01.htm
Michael Scott may not be returning to Scranton, but two other longtime Dunder Mifflin employees will be. The Office 's showrunner Greg Daniels revealed former series regulars... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Office-Series-Finale-Kaling-Novak-1059205.aspx?rss=breakingnews
Clark Duke returns to "The Office" Thursday (Jan. 17) after being absent from the past few episodes. And Dwight, oddly enough, is pretty happy to see him.Clark has been, uh, servicing the White Pages account with Jan, but now that he's back, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is eager to use him again to land another account. He's even got a way to sweeten the deal, as you can see in this exclusive clip on Zap2it.Also in Thursday's episode, Darryl (Craig Robinson) interviews for a job at Jim's (John Krasinski) new company, and Pam (Jenna Fischer) comes for a surprise visit. Oh, and Meredith (Kate Flannery) decides to change things up with a new wig after last week's head-shaving incident."The Office" airs at 9 p.m. ET Thursday on NBC. What do you think of the clip?... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/01/the-office-first-look-clark-suits-up-with-dwight.html
The Office "Lice" Season 9 episode 10 airs Thursday, January 10 on NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Pam (Jenna Fischer) accidentally brings lice into the office and lets Meredith (Kate Flannery) take the fall, while Dwight (Rainn Wilson) vows to destroy the parasites. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) has a fantastic day in Philly wooing a potential business associate (guest star Julius Erving). Meanwhile, Phyllis (Phyllis Smith), Nellie (Catherine Tate) and Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) meddle in Darryl’s (Craig Robinson) love life. Leslie David Baker, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper and Jake Lacy also star. READ MORE...
Michael Scott isn't likely to make a return trip to "The Office" before it ends this season.That's the word from NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt, who says he's still "hopeful" Steve Carell might return to the show but isn't holding his breath."He left in the way he wanted to leave, and he and [executive producer Greg Daniels] talked about it, and I don't think he will," Greenblatt said Sunday (Jan. 6) at the TCA winter press tour. "There's maybe a little Hail Mary pass on a cameo, but I think the decision is that it will go out without him sort of compromising his exit.""The Office" returns from its holiday hiatus on Thursday. The hour-long series finale will likely air in May.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/01/the-office-steve-carell-probably-wont-come-back-for-the-finale.html
John Krasinski stars in Promised Land , a drama he co-wrote with Matt Damon. But while promoting that film in an interview with Movie Fanatic , the actor touched on the show to which he admittedly owes everything. What will be like to say goodbye to The Office in May? Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/01/john-krasinski-reflects-on-the-office-prepares-to-say-goodbye/
"The Office" will welcome another big-name director to the world of Dunder Mifflin before it ends in the spring."Iron Man" helmer Jon Favreau will direct an upcoming episode of the NBC comedy, TVLine reports. Favreau and the show are working on coordinating their schedules, so it's not yet known where his episode will fall in the remainder of the season.Favreau is the latest in a line of well-known directors to take the reins of "The Office." Joss Whedon, J.J. Abrams, Jason Reitman and Harold Ramis have also directed episodes of the show in the past.Favreau's other TV directing credits include the pilot of NBC's "Revolution" (he's also an executive producer) and episodes of "Undeclared," "In Case of Emergency" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/01/the-office-jon-favreau-will-direct-an-episode.html
There was good news and bad news for the Season 2 finale of FOX's "The X Factor." The music competition posted its highest overall audience and 18-49 demo ratings since the early October bootcamp rounds, but the numbers were still down from last season's already soft ratings.The 9.65 million total viewers and 3.1 rating in 18-49 was good enough to rank "The X Factor" #1 for the night in 18-49 and give FOX the lead in both categories. But the most watched show of the evening was a rerun of "The Big Bang Theory" that drew 10.9 million viewers. "The X Factor" came close to that in its final half hour of a two-hour live results show, hitting 10.8 million viewers. It faced minimal competition from reruns on NBC, CBS and CW and holiday specials on ABC and NBC. Last season, "The X Factor" finale posted a 3.8 in 18-49. Adding insult to injury, earlier... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/12/tv-ratings-x-factor-season-2-finale-rises-still-down-from-season-1.html