TVLine Items: The Latest Office Overhaul Buzz, Flintstones Reboot Is Delayed and More!
Is The Office 2.0 on the way… again?
Having already undergone a makeover at the start of this season (following the departure of front man Steve Carell), the NBC comedy is reportedly considering yet another reboot should it receive a Season 9 pickup (the likelihood of which we’re currently calling “a sure thing“).
Details surrounding the purposed change are scarce, but our sister site Deadline is reporting that Office executive producer Greg Daniels is pitching a revamped series that would feature new and a few returning characters.
In extremely related Office news, talks to have John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak and Ed Helms return for another season have reportedly hit a lull, so their involvement in any possible reboot is up in the air.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• Seth MacFarlane’s Flintstones reboot — which was given a straight-to-series order last May — has been put on hold due to the prolific showrunner’s overcrowded schedule (see Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show), Deadline reports. The project was originally slated to launch in 2013.
• Jesse Eisenberg is set to reunite with Aaron Sorkin in the Social Network scribe’s new HBO drama, The Newsroom. Per EW.com, the Oscar nominee will voice a key newsmaker in the series’ first episode, airing June 24.
• Is a Californication spinoff in the works? As reported by EW.com, the upcoming sixth season of the Showtime series will introduce a new character with an eye on possibly creating an offshoot around her. The newbie, Faith, is described as a twentysomething “professional groupie,” and will appear in nine Season 6 episodes.
• Everwood alum Treat Williams will play an ex-hockey player turned team owner in a Season 5 episode of Leverage, per TVGuide.com.
• A&E has ordered a third season of Storage Wars, and 26-episode sophomore runs of Storage Wars: Texas and Shipping Wars, Deadline reports. All three are set to launch this summer.
• CBS has given a green light to Dogs in the City, a new reality show from CSI exec producer Carol Mendelsohn. The series, which bows May 30, follows New York-based dog guru Justin Silver as he helps solves issues between owners and their dogs.
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