Office Cast Watch List: Jan. 5 – 11

See Office cast members on these upcoming shows:

  • Sun Jan. 7:
    Steve Carell on ‘Between the Lions’ (kids’ reading show)
    Station: KQEDK. Episode: ‘Too Cool.’
  • Mon Jan. 8:
    Jenna Fischer on ‘That 70s Show.’
    Station: KICU (SF). Episode: ‘Don’t Lie to Me.’
  • Mon Jan. 8:
    Rainn Wilson on ‘Six Feet Under.’
    Station: Bravo. Episode: ‘The Trap.’
    Rainn plays Arthur, the creepy mortuary apprentice. Man, I loved that show.

Rainn Wilson to star in comedy flick

From Reuters:

Rainn Wilson, who plays corporate toady Dwight on NBC’s cult hit “The Office,” will star in “Kanan Rhodes: Unkillable Servant of Justice,” a comedy in development at MTV Films.

“Rhodes” follows the misadventures of a man who serves subpoenas with the suaveness, intensity and conviction of James Bond, though that is where the similarity ends.

Link: “Office” fascist Dwight on “Rhodes” trip

What’s next for the creators of ‘The Office’

Office creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant will appear on ABC’s Nightline tonight to talk with Martin Bashir.

There’s also a great accompanying article on the Nightline site:

Gervais and Merchant were working together at a radio station in London when Merchant asked Gervais to perform in a short film he was making. In one feverish moment, David Brent was born.

“He just stood in front of the camera and performed this character, and it just came out of the box fully formed,” Merchant recalls.

“He’s not malicious. He’s free falling,” Gervais says of his character. “His worst crime is, I suppose, mistaking respect for popularity.”

Read What’s Next for the Creators of ‘The Office.’

Tipsters: Allie and Zahrah

Office receives Screen Actors Guild noms

The Office has received two Screen Actors Guild nomininations:

  • TV Comedy, Lead Actor:
    Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl), Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
  • TV Comedy, Ensemble:
    Desperate Housewives, Entourage, The Office, Ugly Betty, Weeds

Go to TV Guide for the complete list of nominations.

The awards will be presented Jan. 28 on TNT and TBS.

Congratulations, Office cast and crew!

Tipster: Amy