TVLine Items: Modern Family Adds Anders, Office Vet to B99 and More
The Better Off Ted and Mr. Sunshine actress will recur on Season 6 as READ MORE
Eye On Emmy: Ed Helms on His Bumpy First Year as Office Boss and Why He'll Be Back For More
It’s safe to say The Office’s Ed Helms faced one of the most daunting acting challenges of the past TV season — succeeding Steve Carell as the manager of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch. But while the show itself struggled a bit to find its creative footing in the post-Michael Scott era, the 38-year-old Helms — who has played the adorkably insecure Andy Bernard since Season 3 — never made his task look like work. READ MORE
Pilots: Killer Drama Adds Lost Alum, Office Boss to Kaling Comedy, Jack Coleman Plays Doctor
Lost alumna Maggie Grace has joined Kevin Williamson’s Fox drama pilot in a recurring role.
Also among the latest pilot castings: A Heroes favorite scrubs in, a Notorious sudser finds its lead and Mindy Kaling books some very special guests. READ MORE
The Office Exclusive: The New Boss Speaks! (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT)
You know how sometimes I say SPOILER ALERT, and you just kinda keep reading anyway, assuming it won’t be that big. This is a “that big” SPOILER ALERT. If you don’t want to know who the new manager of The Office’s Scranton branch is, STOP READING. NOW. READ MORE
Office Scoop: Josh Groban to Play Andy's Bro?!
The Office has added another branch to Ed Helms’ increasingly eclectic onscreen family tree. READ MORE
Office Scoop: Stephen Collins Is Andy's Dad!
Stephen Collins is Scranton-bound.
The Office has cast the onetime 7th Heaven patriarch as Andy’s (Ed Helms) father, TVLine has confirmed. READ MORE
Office Boss Race: Down to Jim, Dwight or Andy?
Here’s some grist for the watercooler for ya! Now that we know James Spader is being wooed to join The Office as a replacement for Kathy Bates’ CEO, Jo, and not for Steve Carell’s office manager, Michael, it seems increasingly likely (even inevitable?) that the sitcom’s producers will promote from within to fill the vacant post at the Scranton branch. And, as teased in this week’s Ask Ausiello, the current frontrunners for the job are Jim, Andy and Dwight. Assuming the execs need a little help making the big decision, we’ve compiled a handy list of each contender’s pros and cons. And, just to keep things democratic (the Fourth of July is coming up), we embedded a poll for you to weigh in, too. READ MORE & VOTE
Emmys 2011: Sizing Up the Supporting Comedy Actor Race, Including Our Dream Nominees
There are few certainties about the 2011 Emmys derby, but rest assured this is one of them: if you’re a male performer on a sitcom not called Modern Family, you face an uphill battle elbowing your way into the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series race. Even without a nod for patriarch Ed O’Neill last year, ABC’s hit comedy accounted for half of all the category’s nominations. So the question this year isn’t whether the Family men will make another strong showing — they will — but rather who’ll snap up the remaining spots. Here’s how things look going into nomination season. REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE
SNL with Ed Helms: Best and Worst Skits?
SNL often feels like The Hangover Part II; fun and nervy, yes, but an unnecessary retread of ideas we already enjoyed years ago. This week was no exception, as host Ed Helms led a night of half-baked sketches and under-utilized ladies, begging the question, “What up with that?” (Yes, Kenan Thompson reiterated the sentiment in song several times.) Luckily, the best two skits of the night were undeniable successes. Let’s review: …READ MORE