October 30: NBC
Summary for ‘Shareholder Meeting’ (Nov. 19):
DUNDER MIFFLIN FACES THE SHAREHOLDERS — Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) gets excited when he’s invited by David Wallace (Andy Buckley) to be honored on stage at the Dunder Mifflin shareholder meeting in New York, and he brings Andy (Ed Helms), Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Oscar (Oscar Nunez) along for the ride. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) has a hard time getting Ryan (B.J. Novak) to do work. Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, and Ellie Kemper also star.
October 27: Austinist interview with Paul Feig
What’s coming up for you? You have more Office, we’re guessing.
Yeah, I’m probably going to do the season finale over there. Now I’m only kind of doing the big episodes. I just did the wedding episode.
October 23: NBC
Summary for ‘Murder’ (November 12):
MURDER SHE WROTE — Michael’s (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) world is rocked by troubling rumors about Dunder Mifflin. He forces the office into a day of strange diversions, upsetting Jim (John Krasinski) and leading others to wonder if Michael has gone insane. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) finds that his chief obstacle in courting Erin (Ellie Kemper) is his own awkwardness. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein and B.J. Novak also star.
October 16: NBC
Summary for ‘Double Date’ (November 5):
PAM AND JIM ARE FORCED TO GO ON AN UNCOMFORTABLE DOUBLE DATE- LINDA PURL GUEST STARS– Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are out of excuses so they have no choice but to go out with Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and Helene (guest star Linda Purl). Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is strangely doing nice things for everyone in the office. Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak and Ellie Kemper also star.
October 15: from the set of the wedding episode, ‘Niagara’
[from tanster: my friend was an extra for the wedding episode and sent me a report. Here are excerpts.]
I was outside while they shot for about two hours, but this is at the point when they were 35 minutes late to the wedding. Then … Jim and Pam show up. Pam’s veil is torn, but as you saw from the paparazzi pictures, she was beautiful! The picture of Pam and Toby coming out of the church and embracing was just a ploy.
Michael had apparently plotted with Jim’s brothers and Dwight to do something special for J & P. The organist stopped playing and Chris Brown started blaring over the speakers and Jim’s brothers run out of the church leaving Jim at the altar not knowing what is about to happen. Then every cast member and family member began dancing down the aisle. I actually cried at them celebrating Jim and Pam in such a silly and totally Office way.
Then Jim exited and went around and grabbed Pam and they danced down the aisle.
Then the wedding ceremony started. The pastor mixed up Jim and Pam’s names, an ice cream truck and siren interrupt the ceremony more than once. Then the kiss. I really felt incredibly lucky to have been there. This is TV history!
I was recalled Monday. I found out shortly that we were headed to the rehearsal dinner and the hotel bar scenes. The toasts begin. Jim’s brothers tell Pam she’s hot and tell their wives to step it up a bit. Then Michael, despite his promise not to make a speech stands to offer some light-hearted comedy. “What’s up with the smart car? What? Does it run on books? Oooo! And what’s with the weather? One day it’s sunny. The next it’s rainy? Make up your mind!”
Tuesday was the shortest of the four days. We shot bar scenes that are supposed to be after the rehearsal dinner. Pam’s sister runs into Oscar and Kevin bonding at the bar, and Oscar swears again that they aren’t an item.
We also shot Andy inviting Erin up to his room. He explains, “I ordered Frost/Nixon on Demand and we can watch it as many times as we want in 24 hours. It’ll be amazing.” Erin turns his offer down in favor of hanging out with everyone.
October 13: NBC
This is the last week of shooting The Office Season 6 (wrapping up the Christmas episode) until 2010, with the exception of new webisodes shooting next Monday.
We are all back on set, feeling great about last night’s episode. The snow is falling cause it’s Christmas here. Ho ho ho.
October 8: Newsday interview with Greg Daniels
Greg [Daniels] says the baby could arrive in January – and not necessarily in February sweeps, as most fans assume. Reason? She conceived in May (sweeps), and January is the ninth month. Feb delivery just might not seem realistic.
Excerpts from Fancast’s interview with Jenna Fischer:
Pam didn’t want to look like a pregnant bride – and she’s still keeping it a secret from some of her family – so she wasn’t going to wear some tight fitting dress. Her grandma says, “You’re the only bride I know who got fatter!” So we had to make her look a little tubby, but also really pretty.
… will longtime “Jam” fans get payoff in the form of a nice romantic moment?
Don’t worry, it’s there. And it’s not a moment, it’s like a full 10 minutes. They really stop and savor the culmination of this romance.
Tell us about Pam’s “new” mom, Linda Purl. [Shannon Cochran had previously played the role in the Season 2 episode ‘Sexual Harassment.’]
She’s a great actress, and she’s naturally funny. Pam’s mom is wounded because of the divorce with Pam’s dad, and she played it perfectly. We tried to get the original mom, but I heard she was on a 12-month theater tour and was not available.
We did shoot a scene in Pam and Jim’s house for the wedding episode, but I don’t know if it made the cut.
There is a big arc for Jim professionally this season, as he takes on more responsibility while Pam is struggling as a salesperson. They were living their life like single people and suddenly now they’re pregnant – and babies are expensive! The surprise of the baby means Pam and Jim both need to keep their jobs. I pitched that Pam’s mom should take care of the baby during the day while Pam’s at work.
What is the timing of the baby’s arrival?
Pam’s baby will be born the first or second week of February.
October 7: Wedding program
Outside front cover:
The Marriage Union
Pamela Morgan Beesly
James Duncan Halpert
Parents of the Bride: Helene and William Beesly
Parents of the Groom: Betsy and Gerald Halpert
Grandmother of the Bride: Sylvia Beesly
Maid of Honor: Isabel Rossi
Best Man: Pete Halpert
Sister of the Bride: Penny Beesly
Sister of the Groom: Larisa Halpert
Brothers of the Groom: Pete and Tom Halpert
– Organist …………. Steve Rostine
Seating of Grandparents
Seating of Parents
Exchange of Rings
Outside back cover:
Please join us for a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Cascade Room
TVGuide.com: Have they talked about a crossover with The Office?
Jones: No, it would be so weird. It would be like the Twilight Zone with me involved. We’ve never talked about it. I think [executive producers] Mike Schur and Greg Daniels are so committed to the realistic element that I’m the red herring there. As long as I’m not involved, I feel like they could do a little crossing over.
October 6: NBC.com
Summary for ‘Koi Pond’ (Oct. 29):
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE — MICHAEL MAKES A SPLASH AT A BUSINESS MEETING — It’s Halloween and the office plans a “Haunted House” for the children in the community. And at an important business meeting, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) falls into a koi pond. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Andy (Ed Helms) go cold calling to drum up more sales. Rainn Wilson, 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.
… Linda [Purl] takes her place as mother-of-the-bride ‘Helene Beesly’ on NBC’s “The Office,” making the first of several appearances on the October 8th episode titled “Niagara.”
Rumor has it that there’s a possible storyline in the works for a little romantic interlude with Steve Carell’s character ‘Michael Scott’ that could open the door for Linda to make several more guest appearances.
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