The Office

Wednesday / August 13th / 7.30pm

It’s Diwali, The Hindu Festival of Lights, and Michael encourages the entire Scranton branch to support Kelly and attend a local celebration, where Ryan faces Kelly’s family.

After talking to Kelly’s parents, Michael was inspired to make some changes in his life. He started by taking the microphone and proposing to Carol in front of the entire party!

Meanwhile at Stamford, Jim, Andy and Karen had to stay late after work to number crunch. Andy thought it would be a great time to take liquor shots while working.

Every time Jim and Andy took a shot; Karen tossed hers in the garbage behind their backs. Later Karen was left to take home a very drunk and passed out Jim.

Wednesday July 9th C4 welcomes a brand new season of The Office (US) at 7.30pm followed by brand spanking new property 30 Rock at 8.00pm. This makes for an hour of top notch comedy – with both shows having won their share of awards including Emmys. “TV’s two best comedies” claims a recent issue of New York Magazine. And who are we to argue?

Emmy Award-winner Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live,” “Mean Girls”) writes, executive-produces and stars as writer Liz Lemon in “30 Rock,” an irreverent, and wildly funny workplace comedy set behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. “30 Rock” is told through the comedic voice of Fey and features the inimitable and Oscar-nominated Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, the brash network executive who turns Liz’s show (and life) upside down with his meddling ways. Set in New York City, this smart and popular series also stars Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Scott Adsit, and Jack McBrayer, and boasts a cavalcade of guest appearances from some of the most respected and recognizable faces in comedy.

After a somewhat shaky start and unflattering comparisons to its UK predecessor – the Amercian version of The Office is now one of the most acclaimed series on television, standing strongly on its own merit. Says Entertainment Weekly – “Thanks to the fearless Steve Carell, an ever-stronger supporting cast, and scripts that spew American corporate absurdist vernacular with perfect pitch, this undervalued remake does the near impossible—it honors Ricky Gervais’ original and works on its own terms”. Indeed it was recently included in Time Magazines “100 Best TV Shows of All-Time”. The comedy, based on the British hit of the same name, lays bare the lives of a handful of listless, 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 office politics. Steve Carell (that of Evan Almighty, 40 Year Old Virgin and very soon Get Smart fame) stars as regional manager Michael Scott, who believes he’s the office funny-man and a fountain of business wisdom. (His staff may not necessarily agree).

The Office (Season 3) and 30 Rock premiere July 9th at 7.30 and 8.00pm respectively, on C4.

Monday / May 5th / 9.30pm

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. Starring Steve Carell, Pam Beesly, Jim Halpert, Dwight Schrute & Ryan Howard
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Michael didn’t believe that Toby was doing a good job at conflict resolution in the building, so he took the job from him. So now Michael would have to deal with people’s complaints. Michael wanted to air everyone’s complaints about each other out in the open. Thus creating turmoil within the entire staff. Michael’s way of dealing with conflict was to encourage confrontation.

Monday / March 31st / 9.30pm
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. Starring Steve Carell, Pam Beesly, Jim Halpert, Dwight Schrute & Ryan Howard.

Tonight – The Dunder-Mifflin staffers join in kindergarten-like festivities for Valentine’s Day while Michael heads to New York City for a conference with the corporate heads. After showing the documenters a tour of his favorite city, Michael accidentally lets slip to the others at the conference that he and Jan hooked up, and he finds himself in hot water when Jan and the new CFO of Dunder-Mifflin hear the story. Back in Scranton, Pam becomes irked when she discovers that Roy hasn’t gotten her anything for Valentine’s Day, Dwight struggles to find a gift for Angela, and Kelly talks off Jim’s ear about her rather desperate affections for Ryan, who is less than interested.

The Office

Based on the award-winning BBC hit, “The Office” takes a look into the painfully funny interactions of the day to day life of the of the 9-to-5 workers at the Dunder Mifflin paper-supply company.

Regional manager Michael Scott (Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Steve Carell, “Little Miss Sunshine,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) is a single, middle-aged man who is the boastful tour guide for the documentary.

With unshaken enthusiasm, Michael believes he is the office funnyman, a fountain of business wisdom and his employees’ cool friend. He has no clue that his employees tolerate his inappropriate behavior only because he signs their paychecks. Painstakingly trying to be liked and look cool, Michael comes off alternately absurd and pathetic. His prize possession is his “World’s Greatest Boss” mug – which he had to buy for himself.

Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer, “Blades of Glory”) is the reasonable and friendly office receptionist who bears the brunt of Michael’s routines. The bright spots in Pam’s day are her conversations with Jim Halpert (John Krasinski, “Leatherheads” “The Holiday”), a likable sales rep with a good sense of humor who should have found a better job years ago, but is too comfortable with his office mates and routine to leave.

Jim shares his working space with Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson, “The Last Mimzy,” “Six Feet Under”), the arrogant assistant to the regional manager. Dwight is intensely irritating to normal people while Jim spends a lot of time finding new, interesting ways to drive Dwight crazy.

Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak, “Punk’d”) is the young, smart, former temp, who quickly figured out the real office politics despite Michael’s attempts to instill the official point-of-view.

We kick off season 2 of “The Office” starting from Episode 9. In this episode, Michael has just started monitoring the emails sent out in the Dunder-Mifflin workplace, upsetting the employees. Meanwhile, Pam believes that the relationship between Dwight and Angela is more than just worker to worker, Jim throws an office BBQ at his house in order to show his roommate the kinds of people he deals with everyday, and Michael, after annoying everyone at his improv classes, crashes Jim’s party with a terrible karaoke number.

The Office – Joins C4’s weekly lineup Monday February 18th / 9.30pm