December 31: NBC.com
The January 21, 2010 clip episode is called ‘The Banker’:
MICHAEL TRIES TO IMPRESS A POTENTIAL BUYER-When a potential buyer comes to Dunder Mifflin, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell), Dwight (Rainn Wilson), Andy (Ed Helms) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) pull out all the stops in hopes of impressing him with their high profile contacts. Michael reminisces about all the great times they have had in the office. John Krasinski, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Craig Robinson and Ellie Kemper also star.
Tipsters: Nina-San, ChristmasGoose
Mike in Cincinnati: Why do I have to wait until February for more of The Office? What can you tell me right this second?
Dwight and Ryan are going full speed ahead with their plans to destroy the unstoppable Jim Halpert. We just caught up with B.J. Novak at the Inglourious Basterds DVD launch, and he tells us their plotting “will go exactly how you would expect a Dwight-Ryan alliance to go, and I won’t say any more.” Hmmm, so straight to the beet farm? We’re guessing this won’t be a very successful venture for Dwight and the temp.
December 10: TV Guide
From an interview with Jenna Fischer:
What can you reveal about what’s coming up on The Office?
I know there’s going to be some pretty big changes at Dunder Mifflin, because the company is going under basically. We’re strained financially and so there is going to be a pretty big [event] and that is going to culminate in the new year –- and Pam’s going to have her baby. We don’t know what it is, but I believe that will be a two-part episode -– I believe that’s what they’re planning.
Is this big event at Dunder Mifflin going to be a real game-changer for the show’s established set-up?
I do think that it’s going to cause some shifts at corporate. So there’s going to be a lot of sort of job changes and it is going to shake up the structure of our current hierarchy.
Any guest actors coming on the show soon?
Not that I’m aware of, no. Some of the shakeup with the company might bring some guest actors in, but I haven’t heard anything more yet.
December 9: OfficeTally
The next three episodes of The Office will air on January 21 (clip show), February 4, and February 11.
“Pam was supposed to be due in February, but now the baby won’t come until March because of the Olympics,” Jenna [Fischer] told me at last night’s In Style/Hollywood Foreign Press party in Hollywood …
The Winter Olympics are airing Feb. 12-28 on NBC … we’ll get new Office episodes before the Olympics, on Feb. 4 and 11.
“They’ve already determined that the baby is not going to be an enormous part of the series,” Carell said. “I don’t think they’re planning on making it ‘The Office Baby’ show. I think they’ll have the baby and everyone will be extremely happy. But I think they want to keep it focused on the workplace and not get it too domesticated. I don’t even know if those episodes are written.”