February 26: NBC
Summary for the March 18th episode ‘New Leads’:
THE SALESMAN IS KING-ZACH WOODS (“THE HONKYS”) GUEST STARS- When the sales staff lets Sabre’s new “sales is king” policy get to their heads, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) hides their new, prized leads. Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak and Craig Robinson also star.
Q. How many episodes is Kathy Bates signed on for? She’s amazing! | Roger
Jen: Yeah, she’s crazy good and we’re all really excited to be working with her. I think she’s signed on for four or five more.
Q. Are there any plans for other cast members to direct in the near future? | Scott
Jen: There is a plan to have Rainn direct. I’m pretty sure he’s directing one of the last ones of the season — I’m not sure the exact episode has been worked out yet — but you can look forward to that.
February 23: NBC
Summary for the March 11th episode ‘St. Patrick’s Day’:
MICHAEL STRUGGLES TO PLEASE THE NEW BOSS — KATHY BATES (“THE BLINDSIDE,” “REVOLUTIONARY ROAD”) AND ZACH WOODS (“THE HONKYS”) — Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) thinks he impressed Jo (guest star Kathy Bates) only to discover someone else in the office caught her eye. Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) makes trouble on Jim’s (John Krasinski) first day back from paternity leave. Andy (Ed Helms) and Erin (Ellie Kemper) have an interesting first date. Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, and Craig Robinson also star.
Wendell in Wyoming: I cannot wait for the Jam baby episode! Any other scoop on The Office?
Not only are the producers casting that new love interest for Michael Scott (Steve Carell) who will show up this spring, but Brian Baumgartner tells us Kevin’s love life is not over either! “Over the next part of the season, Kevin is going to make a concerned effort to improve his work and his accounting skills. And, bag a bunch of models.” OK, so maybe he’s kidding about that last part.
February 19: NBC
The March 11th episode is called St. Patrick’s Day. No summary released yet.
February 19: NBC
A new webisode series called “The Mentor” is scheduled for release on March 4th.
February 12: NBC
Summary for ‘The Delivery’ Pts. 1 and 2, airing March 4th:
IT’S BABY TIME — LINDA PURL (“BONES”) GUEST STARS — Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) contractions begin but she and Jim (John Krasinski) are determined to wait it out as long as possible so they can have more time at the hospital. Meanwhile the rest of the office tries to distract Pam from the pain with food and entertainment. In the second half hour, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) anxiously waits for Pam and Jim’s baby to be born. Back at the office, Erin (Ellie Kemper) makes Andy (Ed Helms) jealous when she has lunch with Kevin (Brian Baumgartner). Rainn Wilson, Leslie David Baker, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton and B.J. Novak also star.
Reina in St. George, Utah: Thanks for The Office scoop last week. I just signed the Save Wallace campaign! Do you know anything else about the Jam baby yet?
Remember the greatness that was Jim and Pam’s one-hour Office episode? NBC just announced that instead of stretching the arrival of the Jam baby over two weeks, we’ll get another one-hour supersize ep March 4 — how amazing is that?! As for any details surrounding the birth, Ellie Kemper wouldn’t tell us much but did tease, “I know the fans will love it. I’m a fan, I like it. I speak for all fans.”
February 8: NBC
NBC has announced that The Office Season 6 finale airs Thursday, May 20, 9-9:30 p.m.
February 8: NBC
NBC will broadcast the highly anticipated baby episode of “The Office” as a special one-hour show on Thursday, March 4 (9-10 p.m. ET) rather than as two separate half-hour episodes over two weeks as previously announced.
In the special hour-long episode of “The Office” titled “The Delivery Part 1 and 2,” Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) contractions begin but she and Jim (John Krasinski) are determined to wait it out as long as possible so they can have more time at the hospital. Meanwhile the rest of the office tries to distract Pam from the pain with food and entertainment.
In the second half hour, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) anxiously waits for Pam and Jim’s baby to be born. Back at the office, Erin (Ellie Kemper) makes Andy (Ed Helms) jealous when she has lunch with Kevin (Brian Baumgartner).
The Office is getting serious about an Andy-Erin romance. In the March 11 episode, the couple-to-be will finally set out on their first date.
“It’s been a slow process of Andy gaining the courage to ask her out, but he finally does,” reveals Office co-star-slash-showrunner Paul Lieberstein. “The wrinkle in their first date is she gets sick [with the flu], but they attempt to push on anyway.”
The swoon-worthy duo will face an even bigger obstacle in the coming weeks as pieces of Erin’s backstory begin to emerge. “We will reveal that Erin is a foster kid,” says producer BJ Novak. “Andy went to Cornell, so they had extremely different childhoods and upbringings. And learning about those differences and trying to figure out if they mesh will provide a lot of comedy.”
February 5: Rainn Wilson
February 4: NBC
I’ve confirmed with NBC that:
- the March 4th episode will be one hour long
- we’ll have four new episodes in March! WOO!
- there is no new episode scheduled for April 1st
As always, this is subject to change, but it’s accurate as of February 4th. :)
Question: What’s coming up for my new favorite Office couple, Andy and Erin? — Pam
Ausiello: They’ve set a date … to date! Dunder-Mifflin’s newest crushing co-workers will embark on their first date in the March 11 episode. Naturally, there’s a wrinkle. And if you pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on sale Friday) and turn to The Ausiello Files, you’ll find out what it is.
Kim in Texas: Will The Office’s corporate buyout really change things at Dunder Mifflin?
Several stars of The Office have told us not to worry, everything will be fine. But we can tell you that when Kathy Bates’ CEO Jo Bennett finds out Michael and Jim are splitting managerial duties, the you-know-what hits the fan. She might even demand that only one man keeps the top spot, and the other goes back to sales.
Jacquie in Los Angeles: What’s up with the new-and-improved Kevin Malone on The Office?
Brian Baumgartner tells us Kevin 2.0 isn’t too different, just striving for a little more: “He’s given an opportunity to get out from under Angela’s heel and make himself better, and through the new regime he’s given an opportunity to do that.” And Kathy Bates’ new position as head honcho has nothing to do with it. “It’s not mandated. He just kind of wants to do better,” says Brian.
Later this season, The Office will introduce a significant new love interest for Steve Carell’s romantically-challenged alter ego.
“Michael is going to meet someone,” reveals Office showrunner-slash-star Paul Lieberstein. “It’s one of these set-ups where a bunch of people go out and you don’t know you’re being set up.”
When Michael discovers what’s going on, “he kind of flips out and goes into ‘date mode,’” says Lieberstein. “And it goes in a weird direction from there.”
Casting for the key role will begin in a few weeks and the character will likely debut in March or April.
… might we see Amy Ryan return as Michael’s soul mate in the near future? “Not this season,” says Lieberstein, “but I’d love to see her back.”