TVLine Items: Another Office Actor Joins a Greg Daniels Pilot, Attack of the Show Axed and More

Greg Daniels Pilot Brian BaumgartnerShowing faith in yet another of his long-time Office actors, Greg Daniels has tapped Brian Baumgartner to star in his untitled ABC comedy pilot.

Per Deadline, the Dunder Mifflin vet will headline the single-camera project, which centers on a mid-level airline executive desperate to win again — at anything.

Parks and Recreation supervising producer Harris Wittels will pen the potential series, with Daniels acting as executive producer.

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As previously reported, Baumgartner’s Office co-star Craig Robinson is also staying in business with Daniels, starring in his boss’ untitled NBC pilot about a musician adjusting to life as a middle school music teacher.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• G4 has opted to end two of its long-running series, Attack of the Show and X-Play. Per TV Guide Magazine, both series will continue production through the end of the year, airing their respective final installments in December.

• NBC will air its holiday-themed game show Howie Mandel’s Take It All (formerly Howie Mandel’s White Elephant) the week of Dec. 10-14 at 9/8c. The series will conclude Monday, Dec. 17 with back-to-back episodes beginning at 9 pm.

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• Awkward‘s Beau Mirchoff will play a mysterious heartthrob in Disney’s upcoming Wizards of Waverly Place special, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• Chazz Palminteri (Modern Family) will portray a mob lawyer in a January episode of Blue Bloods, reports.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (8)

  • Not surprising once Kevin left ATOS went downhill and fast

    Comment by gary – October 26, 2012 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree with that. I see that Kevin is now going to be on Syfy.

      Comment by Kathy – October 26, 2012 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • G4 has been dead for awhile. This is just them finally pulling the plug.

    Comment by taran63 – October 26, 2012 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s too bad about ATOS, I enjoy the show, but can’t say I’m shocked by the news.

    Comment by Dan Sorenson – October 26, 2012 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve only ever watched AOTS when Grace Helbig was on doing interviews or any sort of correspondence.

    Comment by Jessica – October 26, 2012 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I stopped watching G4 as a channel once I couldn’t figure out what days new episodes of X-Play were airing. Not only that, but I found the new format of the show (when I was still watching it), obnoxious.

    Comment by Jake – October 26, 2012 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What the hell!?
    I hate Attackof the Show but why cancel X Play, that sucks so much

    Comment by Patrick Maloney – October 26, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brian Baumgartner is one the most hilarious performer of The Office. Consistently funny and somehow believable with a character that is a total cartoon. Can’t wait to see the cast on other shows – although The Office will be surely missed.

    Comment by saulocclemente – October 26, 2012 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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