According to Wall Street Journal, Dunder Mifflin will be a new brand of copy paper available on Staples' Quill.com. The new paper comes through a licensing deal with NBC's parent company, Comcast. WSJ reports Comcast will receive about 6 percent of revenue from Dunder Mifflin paper sales.
This week in TV clips was at times horrifying, but ended on a positive note. Last week's 'X Factor Flashing' gave way to the Nancy Grace nip slip. And then Andy Rooney retired, which inspired outpouring of mash-ups saluting his career in grumpy old man musings. Both Ed Helms and Seth Rogen got Jersey Turnpiked by the 'Jersey Shore.' But then Jaleel White came back into our TV lives and set everything back right in the world.
Check out some of our favorite clips from the week that was in TV and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.
I found this entire episode a downer. The economy is in the toilet and we all know it. Heck, I don't know anyone who isn't worried about having a job in 2010. So we can feel for the fact that Dunder-Mifflin is hanging by a thread. But it's hardly hilarious fodder for a holiday half-hour.
(S06E07) "You know, I really would have appreciated a heads up that you were into dating mothers. I would have introduced you to mine." - Dwight
Ahh, that's more like it. After last week's garbage episode, "Mafia," The Office seems to be back on track by exploring two of the best plots the show has had in quite some time. Jim and Pam's wedding is obviously still the high-water mark, and it will probably continue to be that way for quite some time, but "The Lover" was certainly a step in the right direction.
NBC confirmed that The Office's Michael Scott will get the roast he deserves in a special hour-long episode following the Super Bowl, according to TVWeek.
But will this be the opportunity that the members of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin have been waiting for ever since they agreed to start working there, or will Michael's knee-jerk need to be anything but the butt of a joke ruin their chances?
Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Mindy Kaling and Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) as they discussed the webisodes, Office Games, friendly competition and the status of a few MIA Dunder Mifflin employees.
On Saturday, July 19, The Office's number one on-screen enthusiast, spunky Kelly Kapoor -- played by actress/writer/co-executive producer Mindy Kaling -- will host a series of games to promote the release of two new The Office products. NBC and Pressman Toy have created The Office DVD Board Game and The Office Trivia Game.
I bring this up because I'm becoming scared that I might have lost perspective on The Office. I've sincerely loved every episode that has aired since its return from the break. Now, here's the question: is this because the writers spent the entire strike doing brain push-ups? Or is it because The Office is Charlie Sheen to my Kristy Swanson? My (glowing) review after the jump...
I got an episode that won't necessarily go down in the annals of time as an Office classic, but does bring us back to the core of the show: the office. The episode takes place entirely in one day, entirely in the office, and virtually every cast member gets pulled into one storyline or the other. For me, this is when The Office is at its best, when its presenting us barely controlled chaos. Offices are constantly bustling with activity productive or otherwise. Tonight's episode captured just that, and very well.
Now, while I might cheat on my taxes or steal from the elderly, I would never sell out my integrity when it comes to television blogging. If an episode is bad, I promise you I'll write a negative review. Unfortunately for my integrity, however, it doesn't seem like the producers of The Office plan on airing a bad episode any time soon...
While I'm sure her Office alter-ego would find an unwed pregnancy extremely unprofessional, real-life Angela Kinsey and her husband are very excited to be expecting their first child in May, according to Zap2It.com. Assuming the pesky strike ends before the season does, one would assume writers will either have to work the pregnancy into the show or work around it with strategically placed filing cabinets and Angela walking around holding her clipboard constantly.
If that all sounds good, you can head over to the Infinity program to fill out an application for a regular employee position, or if you are a real go-getter, put in your app for a Regional Manager position. And, bonus, if you have the Season Three DVD set, you already have a code for some bonus SchruteBucks. As you work your way through the whole process you'll end up at the DMI portal, which isn't quite complete yet. As of this writing there are still some sections cordoned off by the all too familiar 'Coming Soon' label. If you are a fan of The Office though, it might be worth a sign up just to see what they do with it.
See ten of the best TV tees the world of online sales has to offer after the jump.
TV Squad snuck into Dunder Mifflin recently to try and unearth some dirt on the employees and their offices. Security was very lax, as we coughed something about "paper salesmen" at the front gate and were let into the building easily. Our strategy was to blindly wander around and try and discover anything that would give us some insight into the lives and workspaces. What we encountered was equal parts fascinating and disturbing.
Check out our recon photos after the jump, and let us know what part of the television landscape you'd like us to sneak into next.
Kudos to the writers for finding a way to put off the number one killer of sitcoms -- the hooking-up of long-unconsummated lovers. Jim appears to be the guy in the office who can't get through the tedium of a day without a little sexual tension. Who can blame him, when the other choices are pushing paper products or team-building exercises gone wild?
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