October 29, 2010: NBC
Summary for the November 18 episode, WUPHF.COM:
RYAN GETS THE OFFICE INVESTED IN HIS INTERNET STARTUP—KATHY BATES (“The Blind Side”) AND JACK COLEMAN GUEST STAR (“Heroes”)—More than money is at stake as Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) helps charm people into investing in Ryan’s (B.J. Novak) internet company. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) capitalizes on both the Thanksgiving holiday and his childhood memories by creating a hay festival in the parking lot, while Jim (John Krasinski) discovers that a new Dunder Mifflin policy prevents him from earning commission. Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, Craig Robinson, Paul Lieberstein and Zach Woods also star.
Jenna blogs the Halloween episode:
This week is our Halloween episode. IT’S AWESOME!!!
I have a pretty amazing costume in this episode. Our wardrobe department always does such an amazing job making our costumes. Sometimes they help us in real life too! It’s a nice perk come Halloween :)
I don’t want to ruin the episode but there is a Jim Halpert moment that is going to make the ladies swoon!
Amy [Ryan] will be back for an adorkable reunion with Michael Scott (Steve Carell) on The Office for this season’s one-hour Christmas episode. That means come Thursday, Dec. 9, we’ll all be getting an early gift from good ole Santa Claus.
Boris in New Jersey: The Office Halloween episodes are always epic. What can we expect from this season’s installment?
Get ready to see The Office’s version of Lady Gaga, Bill Compton, Sookie Stackhouse, a sexy nurse (from an unexpected Dunder Mifflinite), Popeye and his ladylove Olive Oyl, MacGruber, Michael Moore, Kevin in drag, a shirtless Andy and a bucktoothed Michael—and guess what? Most of these things aren’t even part of the Halloween costume contest! Oh, and the return of Michael’s always offensive BFF Todd Packer.
From an interview with Idris Elba (“Charles Miner”):
Is there any chance of you returning to The Office this season?
We’ve certainly talked about it. The producers and I have discussed ways to do it. It seems like it won’t happen, unfortunately, because of scheduling. They’ve always left the door open for me, which is a real honor. So, we’ll see.
October 22, 2010: NBC
Summary for the November 11 episode ‘Viewing Party’:
ERIN HOLDS A “GLEE” VIEWING PARTY AT GABE’S HOUSE—Erin (Ellie Kemper) and Gabe (Zach Woods) invite the office over for a “Glee” viewing party. Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) deals poorly with hearing people call Gabe his boss. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) grows more and more jealous of Gabe’s relationship with Erin. Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, B.J. Novak and Craig Robinson also star.
October 21, 2010: tanster
My thoughts on ‘The Sting’:
- My favorite episode of the season so far
- Great Meredith scene
- Timothy Olyphant is one charming dude
- Awesome new song “Bullfrog In Love”
- This episode has shades of “Traveling Salesmen” where Dwight and Jim have to work together
- JAM fans will get some good stuff
I heard that the guy from Justified was going to be on The Office. What’s that all about? —Carl
MICKEY: The man’s name is Timothy Olyphant, and he’ll play Danny on The Office. Danny’s a really successful, kinda hot salesman who works for a Dunder Mifflin competitor. Pam has a bit of a past with him, but guess who has his present? Meredith!
October 19, 2010: Mark Proksch
From Mark Proksch’s Twitter page: “Nate will be appearing again soon!”
October 19, 2010: NBC.com
I’ve confirmed with NBC.com that the Rainn Wilson/Mindy Kaling Christmas episode is one-hour long, titled ‘Classy Christmas,’ and scheduled to air on December 9, 2010.
October 19, 2010: Mindy Kaling
Mindy tweeted: “Multi-hyphenate @rainnwilson and I are nearly done shooting our Christmas special. It’s gonna wreck you, Jackass style.”
October 19, 2010: Rainn Wilson
Rainn tweeted: “Finishing ‘directing’ @mindykaling’s brilliant double episode ‘Classy Christmas’.”
October 19, 2010: NBC
Summary for the November 4 episode “Christening”:
PAM AND JIM’S BABY GETS CHRISTENED—Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim’s (John Krasinski) baby, Cece, gets Christened and Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) invites the entire office to celebrate. Rainn Wilson, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Ellie Kemper, Craig Robinson and Zach Woods also star.
Julie in Illinois: The Office has been so funny again this season. What’s coming up?
This week marks the debut of Justified’s Timothy Olyphant, and.. the entire episode focuses on taking down Olyphant’s badass rival salesman, Danny Cordray (who just so happens to also be Pam Beesly Halpert’s ex!), and it’s one of the funnier eps we’ve seen in awhile. It’s got Jim, Michael and Dwight teaming up, which is always fun, plus we get to see a Darryl-Andy musical number!
Cody: Any other news on Steve Carell leaving The Office?
Over the next two weeks, we’re really going to start to feel that Michael Scott is on his way out on The Office. Honestly, it’s a little unsettling, but we promise the show isn’t losing its funny just yet. The storylines are starting to nudge Michael in the direction of moving on, and a certain other staff member feeling like it may be time to move up. (And this Dunder Mifflinite’s name rhymes with Jarryl Tilbin.) On the bright side, this year’s Office’s Halloween episode is just around the corner, and the costumes are all on point! You may even see a hilarious nod or two to True Blood.
October 13, 2010
Tweet from Mindy Kaling: “Amy Ryan on set today, bringing more class to an already pretty classy operation to be honest #Frasierlevelclass”
Forget Michael leaving. What other stories will we be seeing on The Office this season? — Maureen
MICKEY: We haven’t heard too much from Darryl since his promotion to management, but we will. Producers are planning an arc involving his 8-year-old daughter.
October 10, 2010
Tweet from Rainn Wilson: “Day 1 of directing @mindykaling’s brilliant hour long Christmas episode. So excited!”
Tweet from Mindy Kaling: “@rainnwilson is directing the Christmas episode I wrote, a very special one hour episode. Dwight finds a lump… in his stocking HAHA”
Details about the Nov. 11 episode:
The NBC show’s Nov. 11 episode will revolve around the Dunder Mifflin crew going to a “Glee” viewing party. Zap2it talked with executive producer Paul Lieberstein to get the lowdown on the episode (news of which was broken by EW.com).
“Gabe [Zach Woods] is hosting it, and it’s mostly thrown by Erin [Ellie Kemper], who would like the office — and particularly Michael [Steve Carell] — to like Gabe a little more,” Lieberstein tells us. “So she thinks this will make him a little more popular if he hosts the party.”
So which character is the biggest Gleek? Lieberstein says it’s probably Kelly (Mindy Kaling): “Although she claims to hate the show, she knows everything about it. And Oscar [Oscar Nunez] feels like everyone should stop assuming he’s a big Gleek because he’s gay.”
October 8, 2010: NBC
I’ve confirmed the following with NBC:
Kenny Strasser, the yo-yo man who managed to dupe a handful of television stations into booking him live on morning news and feature shows, has landed a part in NBC-TV’s “The Office.”
Strasser is actually Mark Proksch of Milwaukee.
Proksch has landed the part of “Nate,” and will help Dwight Schrute as a handyman.
Proksch is expected to appear in his first episode next Thursday, and would be in an undetermined number of upcoming episodes.
October 8, 2010: Melora Hardin
Melora tweeted: “My Episode of The Office airs Oct 14th. No more until Jan 2011… ”
October 6, 2010: Rainn Wilson
Rainn tweeted: “Welcome new Office cast member!” with a link to this photo.
… an entire upcoming episode of The Office will be dedicated to the Dunder Mifflin staff getting together to watch Glee.
Unfortunately, according to an Office source, no Glee actors will actually appear in the episode.
October 5, 2010: Office insider
I’ve been told that Ricky Gervais was on set the week of August 23 (while he was in L.A. for the Emmy awards) and he was being filmed for an episode, with speaking lines…
October 5, 2010: Mindy Kaling
“Dear Pixar, we adore you. Please let us use a doll of one of your most amazing characters in our Christmas episode, which I wrote.”
“Geniuses @DisneyPixar @LeeUnkrich, did I mention @rainnwilson is directing it? And it’s an hourlong? And WE WORSHIP YOU?!”
October 5, 2010: NBC
From an NBC press release:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 ON NBC.COM “The Office” Webisodes
“The 3rd Floor” Trailer
HORROR ON ‘THE 3RD FLOOR’ –- The band “Subtle Sexuality” is back on “The Office” webisodes — but this time with a new project: a horror movie. The Dunder-Mifflin group decides singing and dancing are out, and gore is in. Under Ryan’s (B.J. Novak) direction, Kelly (Mindy Kaling) and Erin (Ellie Kemper) readily take on their new roles as scream queens in his slasher flick “The 3rd Floor.” Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Zach Woods and Creed Bratton also star.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28 (9-9:30 p.m.) “The Office”
HALLOWEEN IS IN FULL SWING AT DUNDER MIFFLIN — TIMOTHY OLYPHANT (“Justified”) GUEST STARS — When Darryl (Craig Robinson) takes an idea to corporate over his head, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) freaks out. Everyone in the office is in a competitive mood as the Halloween costume contest gets underway. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) tries to get the truth out of Danny (guest star Timothy Olyphant) about their dating history. Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Ellie Kemper and Zach Woods also star.
More from NBC.com: the episode is called “Costume Contest,” written by Justin Spitzer and directed by Dean Holland. And note that “Halloween is the whole episode and not just the cold open.” (Thanks NBC.com!)
Maddie: The Office is so funny again! What’s happening in Dunder Mifflin?
Amy Ryan returns to The Office in two weeks! Not full-time, but Holly Flax makes an appearance during Michael’s quest to let all of the women in his life know that he has a cold sore, and thus, they may now have herpes. Jan, of course, also will make an appearance and so will Orajel.
“JACK GOES BOATING” star Amy Ryan recently stopped in Center City on her way to L.A., where she’ll be shooting seven more episodes of “The Office.”
October 1, 2010: NBC
Summary of the October 21 episode ‘The Sting’:
MICHAEL TAKES MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS WHEN SOMEONE STARTS STEALING CLIENTS–TIMOTHY OLYPHANT (“Deadwood”) GUEST STARS–When a competing sales associate (guest star Timothy Olyphant) steals a Dunder Mifflin client, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell), Jim (John Krasinski) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) decide to set up a sting to find out his sales secrets. Andy (Ed Helms) decides to start a band after finding out a friend from college has a successful music career. Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Ellie Kemper, Craig Robinson and Zach Woods also star.