Which episodes should ‘The Office’ submit?

OfficeTally’s resident show analyst, bales, just posted that Emmy-nominated shows have until this Friday, July 27th, to submit six episodes for voter consideration, according to Tom O’Neil, GoldDerby columnist at TheEnvelope.com.

I believe The Office’s original submission, The Coup, will count as one of the six.

I’ll update the list as news develops.

In the meantime, which five other episodes do you think should be submitted?

DVD 1: The Coup and Ep #2
DVD 2: Ep #3 and Ep #4
DVD 3: Ep #5 and Ep #6

The Really Late Weekend Tally

Sorry for the delay in posting The Weekend Tally — I had massive family reunion duties this weekend!

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The Office wins ‘Best Comedy’ TCA award

The TCA (Television Critics Association) has awarded The Office its Best Comedy award for the second year in a row. Awards were presented tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“The Office’’ producer Greg Daniels says he spent the whole day reading “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “I’m on page 450, and it’s good,’’ Daniels says. “If we adapt it for American audiences, it could be really successful.’’

He then introduced the cast that showed up for the awards – and said how he would cast them as “Harry Potter’’ characters. Brian Baumgartner as Hagrid; Mindy Kaling as Pavarti, or Luna; Angela Kinsey as Delores Umbridge; Kate Flannery as Aunt Petunia; Oscar Nunez as Viktor Krum; Leslie David Baker as Mr. Dursley and Creed Bratton as Lucius Malfoy.

Congratulations, Office gang!

A few photos after the jump …

Links: Variety | National Post | Inside Bay Area

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My phone call with Jenna Fischer — exclusive!

When I got home today after work (yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but I do have a full-time job outside of OfficeTally), I had a lovely surprise waiting for me in my inbox — an email from the newly Emmy-nominated Jenna Fischer, asking if I would like to chat briefly with her this evening.

Um, yes please.

She had decided not to do any formal interviews today, preferring to give an exclusive to OfficeTally to thank the fans! How great is that?

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Emmy reaction

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Greg Daniels and B.J. Novak interviews

SPOILER WARNING! IGN talks to The Office’s Greg Daniels and B.J. Novak about the conclusion of Season 3 and plans for Season 4.

IGN TV: What did you think when you found out how the Season 3 finale was going to end?

Novak: Well, as one of the writers, I was there for the whole process. I was thrilled. We had talked for years about Ryan maybe becoming Michael’s boss some day, and how funny that would be — to see that reversal. [Steve] Carell has brought it up to me, and the writers have pitched it at various times. So for me it was so fun to have something new to do.

Links: B.J. Novak | Greg Daniels

Tipster: Billy