It started off with a reddit user producing a map of “The most popular TV shows set in every state.” Business Insider then took it a step further and researched the data further to come up with this:
A 40-minute finale special of The IT Crowd is being planned for later this year. Graham Linehan – the series creator – announced the news during a Q&A session at a digital conference this week.
The Office finale to run 75 minutes
The series finale of The Office is being supersized to run for an extra 15 minutes. The total runtime of the finale will now be 75 minutes. Continue reading »
After months of saying “no”, it looks like Steve Carell actually will make a guest appearance in the series finale of The Office after all.
Wahlberg has new series picked up
Mark Wahlberg has had his new reality documentary series picked up for six episodes in the US. The project follows a group of working-class friends in his hometown of Boston. Continue reading »
Scream director Wes Craven has talked about the possibility of directing the new TV series based on the franchise. “A lot of you have asked about the Scream TV series. It’s true I’ve been approached. My response was, it would depend on the script. If they have a great script/concept, it could be fun. If not, not.”
Krasinski promises satisfying Office ending
The Office’s John Krasinski has promised a “satisfying” end to his character Jim’s marriage to Pam (Jenna Fischer). “I remember Greg [showrunner] saying, very smartly, that we have to give the audience something as far as trying to see a light at the end of the tunnel. But I don’t think it necessarily answers all the questions as to how they’ll solve it. There’s a romantic hope that everything will be OK at the end of that episode. And now there’s going to have to be a little bit more brass tacks, if you will, as far as getting to understand how this will work.” Continue reading »
Two and a Half Men has been renewed by the CBS network but Angus T. Jones will no longer be a series regular in the role of Jake.
Offensive comedy series renewed
The Comedy Central series that mocked the death of a New Zealander in a shark attack earlier this year has been renewed for another season. The Jeselnik Offensive will return for a second season. Continue reading »
Ricky Gervais is bringing back David Brent for a charity special in the UK.
The comedian will reprise his role from The Office for a Red Nose Day special entitled The Office Revisited on March 15.
In the special, Brent will attempt to start a new career as a talent manager in the music industry, working alongside an urban solo artist called Dom Johnson. Continue reading »
UK fantasy series Being Human will end after its fifth season, the BBC confirmed today. The series no longer features any of the three main original cast members.
Nick’s mother cast in New Girl
Emmy Award-winning Justified actress Margo Martindale has been cast as Nick’s (Jake Johnson) mother in New Girl’s second season. Her character is described as “hard-nosed yet emotional”. Continue reading »
A Super Bowl ad for The Office’s Dunder Mifflin brand of paper will go to air during the big game this weekend.
The ad is for Quill.com, an office products firm who produces real Dunder Mifflin supplies.
The company ran a competition looking for ideas for an ad and the “Paper War” concept was the winning entry submitted by a Florida man. Continue reading »
Steve Carell is definitely not be returning to The Office for the series finale this year. The actor believes his previous exit from the show was his “goodbye to the fans and the show”.
Olly Murs heading to 90210
British singer Olly Murs will make a guest appearance on 90210, performing two songs. The series has a history of recruiting musical acts to perform, with Ne-Yo, Taio Cruz and Billy Ray Cyrus making appearances in the past. Continue reading »
Steve Carell is unlikely to return to The Office for its final ever episode this year. NBC boss Bob Greenblatt said during a recent press junket that he probably won’t be seen again on the show. “We’re hopeful but I don’t think [Carell] will. He left in the way he wanted to leave, and he and Greg talked about it, and I don’t think he will,” Greenblatt said.
Will Ferrell web series heading to TV
The Will Ferrell web series Drunk History is heading to television with Comedy Central picking it up for a eight episode series. The series, produced by Funny or Die, features historical re-enactments by A-listers narrated by drunken storytellers.