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Steve Carell Helped Kill a Bizarre Office Story Line

'Guys, I love the episode but you can’t throw a horse over Niagara Falls'

(Newser) - Steve Carell didn't just star as Michael Scott in The Office, he also had some clout as a producer. And he used that clout to help stop a bizarre subplot in the episode where Jim and Pam wed at Niagara Falls, according to the book The Office: The Untold ... More »

Krasinski Couldn't Keep Up With Some Good News

Actor-director defends sale, says to expect 'a lot of really fun stuff'

(Newser) - "I would love to keep doing the show from my office forever, but it wasn't sustainable." So says Some Good News creator John Krasinski, who heard this week from fans who weren't happy to learn the beloved web series had been bought by ViacomCBS . Critics upset... More »

The Office Cast Reprises Its Most Famous Dance

It's Some Good News indeed, for John and Susan

(Newser) - Some good news, indeed, at least for rabid fans of The Office season six, episode five. That would be the one featuring Jim and Pam's wedding, and the now-classic choreographed wedding entrance dance by the cast to Chris Brown's "Forever." In a Sunday episode of Some... More »

John Krasinski Has Sweet Surprise for Boston Hospital Workers

A trip to Fenway, free season tickets, and a sincere thank-you

(Newser) - Some celebrity offerings amid the coronavirus aren't landing so well . John Krasinski seems to be a big exception to the rule. His no-frills "Some Good News" series on YouTube already has featured a reunion of sorts between him and Steve Carell about The Office. And his new episode... More »

Your Coronavirus Break: Michael and Jim, Reunited

John Krasinski and Steve Carell reminisce about 'The Office'

(Newser) - Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey aren't the only two alums from The Office getting together to talk about old times. Over the weekend, none other than John Krasinski and Steve Carell chatted online about their favorite memories as Jim and Michael, reports People . They did so as part of... More »

New Book Offers Revelations About The Office

This week marks the show's 15th anniversary

(Newser) - Tuesday marks 15 years since the debut of NBC's The Office. It also marks the debut of Andy Greene's book offering a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic show. The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History was supposed to launch from... More »

Jenna Fischer Reveals Why Office Teapot Note Gutted Her

It wasn't from Jim to Pam, it was from John to Jenna, and it genuinely made her cry

(Newser) - Fans of The Office know all about the famous teapot Jim gave to Pam for Christmas in season two. They also know he included a card with his true feelings for Pam inside the teapot, only to remove it before she sees it. In a big moment in the final... More »

Michael Scott's Spy Thriller Can Now Be Seen in Full

'The Office' makes 'Threat Level Midnight' available on YouTube

(Newser) - Fans of the The Office know Michael Scott penned the screenplay for an inept spy thriller called Threat Level Midnight. Pam discovered the script in season 2, and viewers got a taste of the actual movie in season 7, notes Complex . Now the show is making the full 24-minute version... More »

Mindy Kaling: Emmys Organizers Singled Me Out

Television Academy insists it did not

(Newser) - In a new interview with Elle , Mindy Kaling revealed that in her early days on The Office, the Television Academy wanted to cut her (the only woman of color on the production team) from the list of producers when the show was nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy, because... More »

For Fans of The Office, a 'Gaping Hole' No More

Stars Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey are launching a podcast that talks about the hit show

(Newser) - A "gaping hole" is about to be filled. Since going off the air in 2013, the American version of The Office has been relegated to Netflix, but two of the sitcom's stars are now reinvigorating the show with a new podcast, the Daily Dot reports. Jenna Fischer, who... More »

Outbid, Netflix to Lose The Office

'No. God. Please. No. No!!! No!!! Noooooo!' was one reaction to move to NBCUniversal streaming

(Newser) - Netflix is about to lose its most-streamed show . All nine seasons of The Office will be transferred to NBCUniversal's own streaming service in 2021 as part of a five-year deal, the company confirmed Tuesday, with BuzzFeed rounding up sorrowful Twitter sentiments via GIFs. NBCUniversal's service is expected to... More »

Pam Gets the Last Laugh on Jim With Stanley Cup

'Office' stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer troll each other over hockey rivalry

(Newser) - It's been six years since we were last treated to the practical jokes, camera mugging, and general tomfoolery from the cast of The Office, but two of its biggest stars just brought us back down memory lane with some master-level Stanley Cup trolling. Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski were... More »

Here Are the Most-Streamed Shows on Netflix

Most on the list aren't the service's original content

(Newser) - Despite heavy spending on original content, Netflix can't keep viewers away from favorites for long. Just six Netflix shows are in the top 20 shows streamed on devices connected to the US service in 2018—accounting for 70% to 80% of US Netflix viewing—and only two, Orange Is ... More »

Man Saves Woman's Life, Thanks to The Office

Cross Scott applied CPR to the rhythm of the Bee Gees

(Newser) - A classic scene from a decade-old episode of The Office helped an Arizona mechanic save an unconscious woman's life, the AP reports. The Arizona Daily Star reports that 21-year-old Cross Scott found a woman locked in her car this month and broke in, finding she wasn't breathing. The... More »

Steve Carell: 'Michael Scott' Wouldn't Fly in Today's Climate

In Esquire interview, actor says a reboot of the 'The Office' isn't a good idea

(Newser) - Rumors are buzzing that NBC wants to reboot The Office, but the show's big star doesn't think it's such a great idea. In an interview with Esquire , Steve Carell notes that the original show is enjoying a resurgence of sorts thanks to its presence on Netflix, which... More »

Angela From The Office Has a Plea for Her Nephew

Keep me out of your Tinder profile, she asks

(Newser) - Angela Kinsey, the actress best known as Angela Martin from The Office, has been trending on social media Friday thanks to an inadvertent boost from a nephew. As People explains, Kinsey became aware that one of her nephews was boasting of his famous relative on his Tinder profile. "You... More »

What It Was Like to Make the Best Episode of The Office

Inside 'The Dinner Party' 10 years after it first aired

(Newser) - It was a day that went down in comedic history: "On April 10th, 2008, The Office topped itself with its best half-hour ever—and perhaps the best comedy episode of the decade," writes Andy Greene for Rolling Stone . He's referring, of course, to "The Dinner Party,... More »

The Office May Be Back on TV Next Year

Reports say NBC is reviving the show, though without Steve Carrell

(Newser) - It looks like life at Dunder Mifflin will be returning to prime time. TVLine reports that NBC is planning to revamp The Office for the 2018-19 season. The first big caveat: Steve Carrell would not be back, and the search is currently underway for an actor to play the new... More »

Chili's Officially Pardons The Office's Pam After 11 Years

She's free to once more feel God inside the restaurant

(Newser) - Eleven years ago, Pam Beesly felt God in a Chili's . But apparently it's been hell getting back into one. On Monday, actress Jenna Fischer tweeted a photo of herself standing in front of a Chili's, asking if she should "try to go in." Mashable reports... More »

Real Jim Halpert 'Nothing Like' His Office Counterpart

Actual Jim is a lawyer and friend of show's developer

(Newser) - On The Office, Jim Halpert is a likable slacker who sells paper and plays pranks. In real life, Jim Halpert is a corporate lawyer who's never lacked motivation, though he admits to not being "as tall or good-looking" as his TV counterpart. The real Halpert, 51, is a... More »

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