Mindy Kaling returning to The Office Season 9

Vulture reports that Mindy Kaling will return for The Office Season 9:

… Kaling and the producers of The Office have worked out a deal for the actress to return to the NBC comedy for at least two episodes of the show’s ninth season.

The Wrap reports more details:

“I think I’m going to be in the premiere, and maybe another episode,” [Mindy] said. “I got attached to that character. It’s fun to see what’s going to happen to Kelly.”

The overlap between “The Office” and “The Mindy Project” doesn’t end there: “Office” star Ed Helms will also appear on the new show’s premiere. And “Office” co-creator Greg Daniels will direct an episode of “The Mindy Project.”

The Office promo: Slapface

The Office Promo Slap Face

This promo of The Office aired during the opening ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

You can find this promo on The Office Season 5 DVD, disc five.

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Brian Baumgartner’s ‘Training for Tahoe’

The Office’s Brian Baumgartner (“Kevin”) is hosting/executive producing his third annual special for NBC Sports called “Training For Tahoe,” which airs tomorrow, Saturday, July 21st at 11am PT.

“Training for Tahoe” pairs Brian with superstar athletes like Aaron Rodgers, Michael Strahan and Justin Tuck as they push his physical and mental limits leading up the annual NBC Sports American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Tahoe.

Here’s a clip with Blake Griffin from last year’s special.

Brian gets a lesson in explosiveness (and an alley-oop) from 2010 Slam Dunk Champion Blake Griffin.