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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 »

See Who Almost Got Cast in The Office

Including Seth Rogen, who tried out for role of Dwight

(Newser) - It's hard to imagine anyone but Steve Carell running The Office as Michael Scott, but the show's producers have released a teaser video of some of the big names that auditioned for that and other roles in 2003. Maybe the biggest surprise is none other than Seth Rogen—... More »

We'll Miss You, Dunder Mifflin

'The Office' closes tonight after 9 seasons

(Newser) - The Office signs off tonight after nine seasons and 201 episodes. A sample of the farewell tributes in advance (no spoilers in the mix):
  • "It is not quite the same show as the one that debuted in March 2005, but it has continued to be a show I watch,
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Beyond the Small Screen, Dunder Mifflin a Big Hit

TV show-inspired paper actually selling

(Newser) - Super-salesman Dwight Schrute can only claim partial credit for this sale: A year after Quill.com started hawking Dunder Mifflin-branded copy paper, the stuff is really selling. In fact, the paper, named for the fictional company that Dwight, Jim, Pam, and the gang all work for in Scranton, is now... More »

Upcoming Season Is Finale for The Office

NBC closing up show after nine seasons

(Newser) - It's almost time to say goodbye to the gang at Dunder Mifflin. The ninth season of The Office, which gets under way next month, will be the last, reports Entertainment Weekly . "All questions will be answered this year," says Greg Daniels, who served as the show's... More »

Coming Soon: Real Dunder Mifflin Paper

The Office firm to put 'quabity first' in Staples deal

(Newser) - Fans of the Office will soon be able to buy paper made by their favorite company—though instead of purchasing it from Dwight Schrute, they’ll have to get their reams through Staples. The office-supply giant’s Quill.com has reached a licensing deal with NBCUniversal to sell Dunder Mifflin... More »

Spader Debuts as Office CEO

Critics, viewers react to season premiere

(Newser) - James Spader was back in The Office’s season premiere last night, as Dunder Mifflin’s new—and slightly creepy—CEO, Robert California. So how did he—and the show—do?
  • “That was encouraging,” declares James Poniewozik in Time . “I am not nearly ready, after one episode,
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The Office Is Funny Because It's Real

Ricky Gervais reflects 10 years after show's debut

(Newser) - It's been 10 years since his signature show debuted in Britain, and Ricky Gervais takes a moment to reflect on what made The Office, well, The Office. It was all about real people and the “dysfunctional” families we all have, Gervais writes in the Wall Street Journal . “... More »

Spader Hired at The Office

But he'll replace Kathy Bates, not Steve Carell

(Newser) - As rumored , James Spader has joined the Office cast as a replacement for Kathy Bates' character, the CEO of Dunder Mifflin's parent company. Spader, who first appeared in the season finale as an applicant for Michael Scott's manager position, "will reprise his role as Robert California,... More »

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