Original stars to visit The Office

From this morning’s headlines at contactmusic.com:

The British stars of the original The Office show are set to visit the US version of the hit comedy to shoot cameo roles. Ben Silverman, who executive produces the American version for NBC, claims employees of Slough, England paper company Wernham Hogg could find themselves sharing an office with Scranton, Pennsylvania company Dunder Mifflin.

Silverman tells the New York Post newspaper, “There’s a lot of love between (the casts and crews) of the two versions of the show.” “Expect some cameos from the UK paper company.” While Silverman refuses to name which stars will be appearing, he does say the show’s creator Ricky Gervais, who played cringeworthy boss David Brent in the UK version, won’t be on the US comedy anytime soon. He says, “We’re going to save the big man for now.”

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!

Read the New York Post article here. (Thanks, Roger!)

P.S. This article is no longer available.

The Friday Tally

  • Steve Carell responds to the Emmy announcement from yesterday: “I am honored and overwhelmed that ‘The Office’ has received a nomination. This is a very exciting moment for everyone involved with the show. We are all extremely honored. I’m also additionally overjoyed by being personally recognized as well.” (Source: Access Hollywood)
  • Rainn Wilson appears next week on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (Wednesday night, still trying to confirm) and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (Thursday morning). Both are listed in the calendar. Thanks, Jill, for the Regis tip! (See video clips of Rainn’s most recent late night visits on Leno, Conan, and Carson Daly.)
  • Lastly, Amazon.com has reduced its price for the Season 2 DVD to $32.49 with free Super Saver shipping. Don’t know how long this new price will last …

The Office gets five Emmy nominations!

Congratulations to The Office for being nominated for the following Emmys:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series: The Office
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Steve Carell
  • Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Michael Schur, Christmas Party
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series:
    – Dean Holland, Booze Cruise
    – David Rogers, Christmas Party

Sorry, no nominations in the Supporting Actor/Actress categories … :(

For more information

  • Read the complete list of nominations here. (Thanks, Jenny!)
  • Watch video of the nomination announcements here.

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Reminder: Emmy nominations announced tomorrow

Just a reminder that Emmy nominations will be announced tomorrow morning by Brad Garrett and Julia Louis-Dreyfus around 5:30am PT from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

Come back here tomorrow morning for what I hope will be some great news about The Office!

(And cross your fingers … )

P.S. To read past Emmy posts, click here.

Independence Day Tally

A few items:

  • New fan video: Pass That Dutch — a tribute to the Dunder Mifflin Dancers. I’ve also added this to our playlist.
  • I caught Angela and Brian (Kevin) goofing off!
  • Not exactly Office-related, but if you’re a Melora Hardin (“Jan”) fan, check out melora.com. Did you know she’s a singer? If you love this genre of music (which I definitely do), check out the audio clip Heaven and Earth, as well as a video montage of her songs. New episode idea: Jan serenades Michael while out on a date! Hmmm …

Happy 4th, everybody!