Are Andy and Erin the new Jim and Pam on The Office? — Melanie
MICKEY: “They’re very different characters than Jim and Pam,” says executive producer Greg Daniels. “Jim and Pam were reasonable and were smarter than the room. I don’t think anyone thinks that Andy or Erin is smarter than the room. They do like each other though.” Daniels says that for now, Andy and Erin will be more about the funny things that happen as they fumble toward a relationship.
Interview with Jenna Fischer:
We haven’t shot the birth yet,” Jenna tells us. “We’re on a hiatus right now but it’s coming up. Pam’s gonna give birth in February, the baby’s due in February so not too much longer now. My favorite thing was the outfit I got to wear for the Christmas episode, they got me a really cute little red jumper dress and it looked really cute with the baby bump.”
November 17: TV Guide
The Office star Oscar Nunez celebrates his 51st birthday on November 18, and what a present he’s received from NBC!! The actor, who plays Dunder Mifflin’s gay office worker Oscar Martinez, has been gifted with a hunky love interest who looks just like a younger version of Private Practice star Tim Daly. And for good reason. Tim’s handsome 25-year-old look-alike son, Sam Daly, will debut on the Dec. 10 episode of the NBC comedy as Oscar’s new younger beau. “He looks like Tim, except he has blonde hair,” reports Oscar — seemingly smitten! “He’s six foot tall and really nice.”
Oscar teases that Sam’s character, Matt, is a new worker at the paper company, and may return for more episodes, since his introduction went over so well. “It’s a very funny episode, so he might come back a couple times for an arc,” says Oscar.
And how does Oscar feel about essentially playing a male cougar? “Well, obviously Matt is younger,” he acknowledges. But it may take awhile before Oscar’s co-workers – specifically Michael (Steve Carell), get to use this information against him. “I’m not sure if people at the office are going to find out about this right away.”
November 13: NBC
November 13: NBC
Summary of Dec. 3 episode, ‘Scott’s Tots’:
MICHAEL IS FORCED TO TELL THE TRUTH AFTER HE MAKES A PROMISE HE CAN’T KEEP — Michael is forced to face the music after he realizes he can’t keep a promise he made to a group of kids 10 years ago. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) starts an employee of the month program to increase employee morale. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, and Ellie Kemper also star.
Summary of Dec. 10 episode, ‘Secret Santa’:
MICHAEL AND PHYLLIS FIGHT OVER SANTA PRIVILEGES — Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) is outraged when Jim (John Krasinski) allows Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) to be Santa at the office Christmas party. Jim and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) try to get everyone into the holiday spirit despite the uncertainty with Dunder Mifflin. Meanwhile, Oscar (Oscar Nunez) has a secret crush. Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Ellie Kemper and Craig Robinson also star.
Michael Ausiello talks to Brian Baumgartner about the upcoming Christmas episode, Secret Santa:
Brian: Everything falls apart, as usual, for Michael trying to plan the perfect party, but I think in the end, he finds some redemption, and Kevin has a little bit of a discovery in that episode as well. I’ve been talking to the writers some about ways for him to find happiness or maybe some love, so we’re going to be looking at that the rest of the year.
Ausiello: Is there a possibility this season for a potential recurring love interest?
Claire: whats the best office moment of this season for you so far?
John Krasinski: Ok, favorite moment this year has yet to air yet! I literally cried laughing in every take. You will see Michael as Santa … And yes some people sit on his lap! That’s all I am allowed to say!
November 5: New York Post interview with Oscar Nunez
Oscar’s love life has kind of been put on the backburner — anything on the horizon for him?
Oscar: A little bit, but you’ll have to wait and see. We did just shoot some stuff with Oscar and a special guest star — whose father is kinda famous. It was pretty cool. There’s some amazing stuff coming up in the episodes that haven’t been aired yet.
Sherrie in Louisiana: Forget Jam. I’m digging this Erin and Andy flirtation on The Office! Will they actually hook up?
Yes! We just talked to Erin herself, Ellie Kemper, today and she told us it is so on. “There is definitely a romance developing between Erin and Andy,” she said. And even better: We won’t have to wait long. According to writer-star Mindy Kaling (Kelly): “We have the Christmas episode coming up in a few weeks and some great development between Andy and Erin happening there.” Yay for geek love!
Bren via Twitter: Did you see the Ryan-Kelly makeout scene in The Office Subtle Sexuality webisodes? Amazing! Will there be more of Kelly and Ryan?
Did we see it? Only about 85 times! For those of you in the dark, check out the music video from hilarious new Kelly-Ryan-Erin-Andy pop group Subtle Sexuality. Mindy tells us Office boss Greg Daniels has been so impressed with the popularity they’re hoping to do more. There are no plans to incorporate the group into the show, but they will be incorporating more Ryan and Kelly boot knockin’. Holler! “We just have this back and forth,” Mindy says of Kelly and Ry guy B.J. Novak, “but it’s kind of like an abusive relationship in a way. It’s so much fun.”