The Office (US)

Based on the surprise British hit, this razor sharp Emmy-winning workplace comedy lays bare the lives of a handful of witty, young and middle-aged adults who toil in a paper supply company. As they discuss their respective personal lives, the gang shares daily concerns about layoffs, rivalries and promotions – and keeps a watchful eye on the inevitable snarky office politics, common to us all. Starring Steve Carell, Pam Beesly, Jim Halpert, Dwight Schrute & Ryan Howard.

Tonight – Dunder Mifflin salesman of the year Dwight, must somehow conquer his fear of public speaking for the big convention and turns for help from the worst possible teacher, Michael (Steve Carell). As Pam becomes increasingly consumed with her wedding plans, Jim plans his escape from Scranton.

Monday / March 17th / 9.30pm on C4

Based on the surprise British hit, this razor sharp Emmy-winning workplace comedy lays bare the lives of a handful of witty, young and middle-aged adults who toil in a paper supply company. As they discuss their respective personal lives, the gang shares daily concerns about layoffs, rivalries and promotions – and keeps a watchful eye on the inevitable snarky office politics, common to us all. Starring Steve Carell, Pam Beesly, Jim Halpert, Dwight Schrute & Ryan Howard.

Tonight – THE OFFICE’ GOES ON LOCATION TO NYC — When Michael visits Dunder Mifflin corporate headquarters in New York on Valentine’s Day, he and Jan are both in for a surprise. Meanwhile, back in Scranton, the office staff celebrate Valentine’s Day grade school style.

Monday / March 10th / 9.30pm on C4

From Monday February 18th at 9:30pm, join the US version of The Office on C4. They’ll be starting with Season 2, Episode 9 and going on from there.

You can already purchase seasons 2 and 3 on DVD. Meanwhile in the US, Season 4 of the show has been stalled midway, due to the writers’ strike.

Hit ABC (TV2) Show Grey’s Anatomy’s new season has lost the ratings battle just two weeks into the new American season.
The show’s lost almost 25% of last year’s viewers with many falling back on old faithfulls such as CSI and a new season of ‘The Office’.

Grey’s Anatomy had trumped CBS (TV3) show CSI for progressive months in 2006 but it seems American’s viewing habits have turned away from the medical drama.

So, what do you think ?
Are you off Grey’s ?
Assuming TV3 offers its traditionally successful Crime line-up.
When the new season debut’s here in NZ what will you be watching?

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Industry magazine Variety reports that The Office will be turned into a video game for Sony PSP, Nintendo DS and the PC later this year.

Players will have to handle jobs and play pranks in The Office. Characters will be portrayed humorously as bobbleheads.

I love Wednesdays and here’s three reasons why:

“The Simpsons” 7:30 TV3
“My Fair Laddy”
In a parody of ‘My Fair lady’ Lisa attempts to turn Groundskeeper Willie into a proper gentleman.

“The Office” 8:00 TV3
“Health Care”
This is the turning point in the season that takes it from a decent remake to an hit in it’s own right. Dwight is assigned the job of picking the best health care plan and let’s just say he doesn’t share the same view as the rest of the staff.

“Green Wing” 9:50 TV One
Jonanna and Statham’s paranoia get’s the better of them in the finale of the season.

So there you have it.Until next time….

In a recent interview, Steve Carell admits he’s not a computer whiz and has no clue about text messaging (even though he has a cellphone). He also thinks Blackberries should be “banished” and many of his co-stars are addicted to their Blackberries.

It makes me think about how many celebs are addicted to their Blackberries or Treos. (Hello, Paris Hilton anyone?)

We keep seeing them wandering around carrying them, typing messages on the go (e.g. rumours of Britney Spears’ divorce note, Ryan Phillippe’s mesages, Jessica Simpson).

Not sure when/if they’ll take off here in New Zealand, I guess because the cost of accessing the internet is still pretty high here from a cellphone, the humble TXT message might continue being the most popular way to stay in touch for some time yet.

It’s been a while since there was actually a comedy worth watching in the Wednesday night slot. Ever since Friends finished, we were kinda left with a void.

But here it is! The US version of The Office is amazing! I too was a little worried it would be a cheap knock-off, but it was hilarious!

Well done TV3 for putting it in primetime, in contrast to TVNZ’s treatment of The Comeback.

What did you think of The Office last night? I was strangely relieved – I was worried it’d be really bad, and I’d be missing Ricky Gervais. Steve Carell was great in the role, more mockable and made me feel less squirmy. I felt more comfortable watching the show that the UK version.

Middle manager Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) is given the role of choosing a health care plan for the staff on this week’s episode of The Office and treats the job very seriously, screening Wednesday, November 29th at 8pm.

When Corporate wants Michael (Steve Carell) to pick a cheaper health plan for his employees, rather than lose popularity points with his staff, he shirks the responsibility and Dwight happily accepts the task.

Dwight takes the opportunity with both hands and considers this a job which is relevant to his self-labelled position as Assistant Regional Manager.

“The most important job in any office is being a great number two. Being a great yes-man. I would much rather work at Avis then at Hertz. They’re number two and they try harder. Just as I do,” says Dwight.

With his new position of power, Dwight takes over the conference room as his new “office” and manages to offend everyone by asking staff members to divulge their private medical history.

Even though Dwight and Michael don’t see eye-to-eye at times, Dwight treats his job as Michael’s number two man as a position of high authority.

“You don’t worry about whether your boss likes you or not, you serve them as if your life depends on it, and sacrifice everything of your own needs for their needs. And they may not ever like you but that’s not important because then you become indispensable.”

Dwight is trained in the art of surveillance and is a former Lackawanna County volunteer sheriff’s deputy, and maintains a volunteer position as a security official at Dunder-Mifflin.

He fancies himself a survivalist and has a dog-eat-dog view on health care which Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) exploit by creating fake illnesses only to infuriate Dwight.

As Jim and Pam’s relationship looks like it could blossom into more than just friendship, Dwight has a strong view about office romances.

“Office romances are something that should be both kept secret and reported to human resources. It is very important if you have an office romance that it is with the hottest man or woman in the office. And never engage in anything oral in any kind of supply closet, because you never know when people are going to need paper clips.”

Tune in to this week’s hilarious episode of The Office, as Dwight is given the very important role of choosing the company’s health care plan, screening Wednesday, November 29th at 8pm.