Dan Sterling and Brent Forrester are moving into NBC’s The Office. The duo has boarded the Thursday night comedy as executive producers for the show’s upcoming ninth season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The pair will fill the void created by the departure of Paul Lieberstein as showrunner of the network’s No. 1 comedy as he shifts his focus to a potential spinoff starring Rainn Wilson.
Both previously worked with Office creator Greg Daniels on Fox’s animated comedy King of the Hill. A decision on who will serve as showrunner has yet to be determined.
Upcoming event: Jenna Fischer will host Kitten Rescue’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser The Fur Ball at the Skirball on September 14 in Los Angeles. Tickets are $100.
A request to Tallyheads: please email me if you see information on the various special packages of The Office Season 4 DVD, traditionally offered by Target, Best Buy, and Circuit City! (Here is last year’s Buying Guide.) We’re getting to that time of year …
“Erik is a reclusive, introspective, yet very vocal librarian on a perpetual quest to make himself understood. Watch Erik as he falls in love with Mindy, ponders life’s most profound questions and stumbles helplessly away from normalcy.”
Written and directed by ‘The Office’ writer Brent Forrester and co-starring Mindy Kaling.
The Office writing staff has won TWO 2007 Writers Guild awards!
COMEDY SERIES: The Office, Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky
EPISODIC COMEDY – any length – one airing time: Casino Night (The Office), Written by Steve Carell
Steve Carell won a second trophy for “The Office” in top comedy episode for writing the “Casino Night” segment … Upon accepting his award, Carell evoked a big laugh by saying tongue-in-cheek, “The other writers did not help me, so I celebrate me.”
The Office has received three nominations for the 2007 Writers Guild Awards:
COMEDY SERIES. The Office, written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky
EPISODIC COMEDY, any length, one airing time. Casino Night (The Office), written by Steve Carell
EPISODIC COMEDY, any length, one airing time. The Coup (The Office), written by Paul Lieberstein