In an Entertainment Weekly interview with The Office executive produce Greg Daniels, Greg makes an intriguing statement about this past week’s episode, ‘Goodbye, Michael.’
A tiny mystery story — which I’m not sure anyone’s going to catch and will come out a few episodes from now — is being set up here…
What do you think this ‘mystery story’ is? Post away! :)
Greg Daniels is one of the most powerful figures in the TV comedy business. The former “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons” writer is behind one of NBC’s most important comedy hopes (Amy Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation”) and its biggest scripted hit (“The Office,” which just launched in five-days-a-week syndication to local stations covering 98 percent of the country).
Daniels talked with TheWrap’s Josef Adalian about how “The Office” went from struggling to smash hit, why he doesn’t like product placement and whether he thinks his show could live on with a totally new cast.
Link: ‘The Office’s’ Greg Daniels: Grilled
Tidbits about ‘The Office’ show, cast, and staff for the week ending October 26.
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From press release:
TV COMEDY GIANT GREG DANIELS TO RECEIVE THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2008 OUTSTANDING TELEVISON WRITER AWARD
Five-time Emmy Winner and Adapter of “The Office” Will Accept Award at October Festival
AUSTIN, Texas Sept. 4, 2008 — The Austin Film Festival (AFF) will honor writer, producer and director Greg Daniels with the 2008 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the 15th Annual Austin Film Festival (Oct. 16-23, 2008). Daniels will receive the award at the Austin Film Festival Awards Luncheon presented by AT&T on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Austin Club.
AFF co-founder and Executive Director Barbara Morgan said, “We’re thrilled to honor Greg Daniels for his contribution to ground-breaking comedic television on four landmark series all still on the air: “Saturday Night Live,” “The Simpsons,” “King of the Hill” and “The Office.” Throughout his work, Daniels represents the innovative spirit of the Outstanding Television Writer Award. We look forward to hosting him at the Conference.”
More information at the Austin Film Festival blog, or read more of the press release after the jump. Continue reading “Greg Daniels to receive Outstanding Television Writer Award”
- “Human Giant”‘s Aziz Ansari is the first confirmed cast hire for ‘The Office’ spin-off.
- Greg Daniels and Mike Schur are executive producers of the spin-off.
- Spin-off writers include Tucker Cawley, Dan Goor, and Alan Yang.
- Three new members have been added to ‘The Office’ writing staff: Paul Feig, Aaron Shure, and Charlie Grandy.
- Paul Lieberstein has been promoted to executive producer of ‘The Office.’
Link: Aziz Ansari hired for ‘Office’ spinoff
SPOILER WARNING! Blog and comments posted here may contain spoilers.
The Office’s Executive Producer Greg Daniels and the writing staff blogged live after ‘Dinner Party’ aired on the East Coast.
Link: Greg Daniels and Writers Live Blog
- Blog updates: Jenna — A Quick Little Blog, Kate — Nights and Daze at The Office, Creed Thoughts.
- Press release: “Heroes,” “Chuck” And “The Office” Webisodes On NBC.com Beginning July ’08.
- Article: Greg Daniels talks about the return of webisodes.
- Article: Steve Carell: Beyond “The Office.”
- Article: Angela Kinsey’s Down-Home Baby Shower.
- Article: M&C Interview: Angela Kinsey from ‘The Office.’
- Article: John Krasinski in Entertainment Weekly — scans of printed version | online version.
- Article: John Krasinski Takes the Field.
- Article: John Patterson meets John Krasinski.
- Article: behind the scenes of OfficeTally’s April Fool’s Day prank.
- Tally update: the ‘Get Smart’ Tally has been updated with some cool goodies!
- Photos: John Krasinski on ‘The Sauce.’
- Audio: if you are a Jim Rome Show subscriber, you can listen to his interview with John Krasinski.
- Video: John Krasinski on ‘Today.’
- Video: Melora Hardin on ‘Free Radio.’ ‘Free Radio’ is very much like ‘The Office’ — no laugh track, lots of cringeworthy moments, and a big boob of a main character, played by Lance Krall (who played Dwight’s sensei, Ira, in ‘The Fight’). In this clip, Melora appears about halfway through. When Lance silently reacts to Melora singing … well, it’s one of the funniest moments of the show!
- Video: John Krasinski on ‘The Sauce.’
- Contest: winners for the ‘Dan In Real Life’ DVD giveaway have been chosen!
- Game: play GoCross The Office, a new online game being run by GoCrossCampus (GXC), which was recently featured in the New York Times.
- Live appearance: Monday, April 7 — ‘The Office’ cast hosts The Armando Show, iO West, Los Angeles, CA.
- TV appearance: Thursday, April 10 — John Krasinski on ‘The Rachael Ray Show.’
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