Last season we met Deangelo Vickers, played by Will Ferrell, but he was hardly worthy of inheriting the Scranton branch throne. We also saw Creed get bumped up to acting manager based on seniority, but again, there's no way that's the long-term solution.
In the Season 7 finale, possible replacements were interviewed, including James Spader, Jim Carrey, Will Arnett, Ray Romano and our favorite pick of them all, British comedian Catherine Tate. But will any of them really take the job?
We rounded up a few other smart and funny people for the gig, people we'd love to see eventually win a Dundie -- including two old TV 'Friends,' a sci fi favorite and a fabulously funny female who'd bring inappropriate 'Office' hijinks to a whole new level.
Lisa Edelstein, the actress whose character has bickered with (and eventually hooked up with) Dr. House, will not be returning for the show's eighth -- and likely final -- season. Instead, we just learned she'll be headed to 'The Good Wife.'
We know Huddy fans don't want to think about it, but who could ever replace her? It's possible they could promote from within, but they probably don't want to ruin the team dynamic either. And if they bumped Wilson up to bossman status, that would certainly complicate his friendship with House even more.
So we've come up with a list of strong contenders ... all women, as it turns out, so I guess we like that sexual tension, too. I mean, someone's gonna have to be the soft feminine shoulder for House to cry on when his favorite sparring partner says goodbye, right?
"Oh, I don't know about that," protests Craig Ferguson on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). "What about... microsurgery?"
Kudrow has no doubt. "She's a smartypants, too," she says, then reconsiders the description and adds, "That was a little disrespectful!" Kudrow apologizes to Streep, but the host assures her the film star isn't watching the program.
NBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' returns for Season 2 next month with a new crop of celebrities trying to unearth their family histories.
According to the Associated Press, NBC said Tuesday that the group includes Tim McGraw, Steve Buscemi, Ashley Judd, Vanessa Williams, Rosie O'Donnell and Kim Cattrall.
The show, which is based on the hit British show of the same name, is billed as "an up-close and personal look inside the family history of some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities." Cameras follow the celebrities as they explore their family trees with the help of historians and genealogists.
Actress Lisa Kudrow is an executive producer and researched her own ancestry for the show last season. She said celebrities who take part are eager to find answers about their family history: "It's not just like you show up for a couple hours and you're done. ... It's kind of a commitment. So the people who want to do it are genuinely interested in finding answers to their questions."
On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), the host discussed his latest project: "National UnFriend Day," which is a holiday set for November 17th. Although the average Facebook user has 120 "friends," many Facebook users have lists going into the thousands.
Kimmel has had enough, and he's taking a stand against the debasement of the word "friend."
Turns out five months makes a lot of difference! Since that time Perry, Kudrow, and LeBlanc have all been given greenlights for their shows. Over the next year, four out of the six 'Friends' cast members could have programs on either the major networks or pay cable.
Here's an updated status of who's involved where, plus some additional information on the supporting characters that were connected with the show during its decade on the air.
Showtime has reportedly picked up Kudrow's online series 'Web Therapy,' in which she plays Fiona Wallice, a therapist who gives her patients advice via a Webcam. The dark comedy revolves around the very self-interested Fiona, who thinks three minutes of Web therapy is better than 50 minutes of in-person therapy, since, to her way of thinking, regular sessions mostly consist of patients going off on irrelevant tangents.
Fiona hopes her online sessions can spark a worldwide revolution in how people seek psychiatric care, and her motives to build her brand are usually evident in her interactions with her patients.
Watch the video after the jump.
To paraphrase a Jerry Seinfeld routine, what's the deal with NBC? Here's the latest: they have given the green light to another season of three new shows: the celeb-filled 'Marriage Ref,' the Guy Fieri game show 'Minute To Win It,' and Lisa Kudrow's genealogy reality show 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Yup, all three shows will be back on your TV come this fall.
Is it too late to ask Jay Leno to come back to the 10PM slot?
"These people were no threat, they were nothing," said Kudrow. "It's just the ravings of a madman who decided that Jews didn't fit into the way he saw the human race."
Watch the video after the jump.
"He ... is really flirty with women, not girls," Kudrow said. "He really loves them up. We have an intern who works with us who went to Vassar ... And he said, 'Oh, you went to Vassar. So, I guess, are there a lot of hot chicks at Vassar?'"
Watch the video after the jump.
Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town - Tuesday March 16, 9 pm, CBC
True story: When I was in high school, I was lucky enough to be invited on a date by the new guy at school. His dad worked with CBC and our date was to be a live taping of the original 'Kids in the Hall' sketch show. My date treated me to a large soda before the show and once seated, we discovered we were not allowed to get up again until taping concluded. Long story short: I peed my pants I laughed so hard. Needless to say, I didn't get a second date. Having the Kids back on TV has been a blast, and hopefully this final episode of 'Death Comes to Town' isn't the last time we'll see them reunited.
Produced by Lisa Kudrow and based on the British documentary series of the same name, the show follows seven celebrities -- including Kudrow herself, Brooke Shields, football great Emmitt Smith, Matthew Broderick and Susan Sarandon -- as they consult historians and genealogy experts in an attempt to unearth their own family trees.
Will audiences be privy to the deep, dark family secrets of the stars? Could be, as this seven-part series, produced by 'Friends' star Lisa Kudrow, follows seven celebs as they research their family trees and find out some surprising info. First up is 'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker, whose research takes her coast-to-coast, from Northern California to Salem, MA, and reveals surprising tragedy and relationships. SJP's hubby, Matthew Broderick, will also explore his ancestral history in an upcoming episode, as will Kudrow, Spike Lee, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields and NFL vet (and 'Dancing with the Stars' champ) Emmitt Smith.
Kudrow saw the long-running original show, which investigates the family history and genealogy of celebrities, when visiting Ireland, and decided to bring it to American audiences. The only question was, would she tell her own story on the show?
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