What is The Office ‘mystery story’?

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! :)

The Office’s Greg Daniels: Grilled

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

Greg Daniels talks to THR

The Hollywood Reporter recently held a roundtable with TV executive producers, including The Office’s Greg Daniels. Here are some video clips from that roundtable:

On the mockumentary format:

On spoilers:

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Greg Daniels to receive Outstanding Television Writer Award

From press release:


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.”

Congratulations, Greg!

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”

‘The Office’ and spin-off staff news

From Variety:

  • “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

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