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The Top 10 Highest Paid Actors on TV

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 12th 2011 5:15PM
The Top 10 Highest Paid Actors on TVIt's no secret that being on TV can be a very well-paying gig, but do you know just how much some of your favorite actors are making?

Forbes has released its annual list of the Top 10 highest paid actors on TV and the usual suspects -- Charlie Sheen, Hugh Laurie, Ray Romano -- are still present. However, some of these actors have already left their TV homes, and others might not have shows to pay them after this year.

Sheen's off 'Two and a Half Men' and production on his new sitcom has yet to begin, Romano's 'Men of a Certain Age' was canceled and it's looking like this could possibly be the last seasons for 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'House.'

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Steve Carell Snubbed for 'Office' Emmy

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 18th 2011 9:40PM
Steve CarellWhile there's no doubt Jim Parsons does incredible work as Sheldon on 'The Big Bang Theory,' one of the biggest bummers of Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast was the inimitable Steve Carell losing out on his final chance to win an Emmy for his six-year stint as Michael Scott on 'The Office.'

Though the show's writing has been uneven in recent seasons, there's no doubt Carell's performance -- especially in the episode 'Garage Sale,' where Scott proposed to longtime girlfriend Holly Flax -- was statuette-worthy.

Carell has been nominated for acting Emmys and Golden Globes for all six years he's played Michael Scott, but the only win he took for the character was in 2006, when he nabbed the Globe. The actor left 'The Office' this year, so it was his last chance to snag some Emmy love.

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Kathie Lee and Hoda Make Their 2011 Emmy Picks (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 16th 2011 4:45PM
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on the Emmys on 'Today'The 2011 Emmy Awards air Sunday, and Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb took a look at the field Friday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) with People Magazine's style and beauty editor Pamela Edwards Christiani. They went through the major categories and picked a few favorites from 'Mad Men,' 'The Good Wife,' and 'The Office.'

Christiani picked Jon Hamm over Steve Buscemi, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie, and Timothy Olyphant for lead actor in a drama. "It's his year. I don't know if you paid attention to 'Mad Men' last season, his character was so intense. The downward spiral -- Don Draper brought it to us this year." She also likes Julianna Margulies for 'The Good Wife,' citing the show's critical acclaim and fan popularity.

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Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon Compare 'Ambiguously Gay Duo' Gary Voices (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 27th 2011 5:04AM
Steve Carell, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'It was a reunion of two Garys on 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC) when Steve Carell joined Jimmy Fallon. Carell is the long-time voice of the sidekick superhero, Gary, in the Robert Smigel 'SNL' cartoon series 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo.'

This past season, though, the characters erupted into real-life during one short, with Jon Hamm stepping in as Ace and Jimmy Fallon as his counterpart Gary.

Carell decided that they needed to each do the voice, in a kind of competition to see where things stack up, so he came up with an appropriate line for Gary. Imagine a plug has come unplugged from a wall.

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Steve Carell Misses His 'Office' Friends, But Says He Won't Be Back for Any Cameos (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 26th 2011 2:35PM
Matt Lauer, Steve Carell, and Julianne Moore on 'Today'Steve Carell is one of the funniest comedic actors around, but every so often he's called upon to play it straight. Matt Lauer brought up Carell's versatility on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), when he and Julianne Moore stopped by to promote their new film, 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' He asked Carell if he felt comfortable doing drama, and also how it felt to see 'The Office' go on without him.

To answer Lauer's first question, Carell said, "Yes, I am a very fine dramatic actor. I know that's the point you were trying to make." Lauer laughed and said he wanted Carell to say it himself. "Well, I wanted to say it, and I was hoping that that subject would come up, because I really have a lot of pride in my dynamic dramatic acting," Carell deadpanned, motioning toward Moore. "She was so intimidated by me."

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Steve Carell Comes Back for Some Abuse From 'Papa Bear' Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 21st 2011 9:45AM
Steve Carell on 'The Daily Show'Steve Carell's rise to superstardom really kicked off when he was a correspondent on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) from 1999-2005. From there, of course, he moved on to 'The Office,' where he reigned supreme until he left the show this past season.

As expected, Carell's talk with Jon Stewart was one of the funniest interviews we've seen on the show in a while. We loved Stewart trying to make Carell feel better after the cancellation of his show.

"Well, the show didn't get canceled," Carell told him. "The show continues."

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Steve Carell: James Spader is An 'Excellent Choice' For 'The Office'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 19th 2011 10:30AM
Steve Carell, James SpaderThe new 'Office' boss has Michael Scott's blessing ... sort of.

Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott on 'The Office' for seven years, said he thinks James Spader is a great addition to 'The Office' cast.

"I think it's an excellent choice," Carell told Access Hollywood. "I think it's great and he will infuse all this new energy into the show."

'Boston Legal' veteran Spader will reprise his role from the Season 7 finale, Robert California, and replace Kathy Bates' CEO character. Spader's character originally interviewed for Michael Scott's vacated branch manager position. Fans will learn the character was hired to run the Scranton branch, but then quickly worked his way up the corporate ladder to become the CEO of Dunder Mifflin Sabre.

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Who Should Replace Steve Carell on 'The Office'?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 28th 2011 8:00AM
Steve Carell, 'The Office'Steve Carell played bumbling, fumbling boss Michael Scott on 'The Office' for seven seasons, but now that Michael has left Dunder Mifflin, who'll take over?

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.

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Paul Lieberstein of 'The Office' on Steve Carell's Exit & the Star-Studded Season Finale

by Joel Keller, posted May 18th 2011 12:00PM
On the seventh season finale of 'The Office' (Thurs., May 19, 9PM ET on NBC), it feels like everyone on the planet is coming to Dunder Mifflin Scranton to interview for Michael Scott's old job. Jim Carrey, Ray Romano, Warren Buffett, Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader and Catherine Tate will all be appearing in the episode as possible replacements.
 'The Office' - 'Search Committee'
But, as NBC Entertainment president Bob Greenblatt said during the network's upfront presentation, they won't reveal who the new boss is until next season. Still, with the departure of Steve Carell and the guessing game about who might be the new boss, it's been an interesting season for 'The Office,' one that's seen the writers meet the challenge some weeks and miss it others.

Paul Liberstein, who's best known for playing hapless HR rep Toby, is also the showrunner of 'The Office.' He talked to AOL TV about the challenges of Season 7, Carell's farewell episode and where the show goes from here.

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Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon Are the Real Ambiguously Gay Duo on 'SNL' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 15th 2011 11:55PM
Jimmy Fallon & Jon Hamm, 'Saturday Night Live'Robert Smigel's signature creation returned to 'Saturday Night Live' (Sat., 11:30PM ET on NBC) with another installment of 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo.' But this time, he took the superhero buddy parody to the next level with a "flesh ray" that turned the entire cast into live-action.

The story was as you'd expect, but made even funnier when you replace the animated Ace and Gary with Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon respectively. The costumes, stretching and innuendo were even funnier.

The pair were joined by Steve Carell as Bighead, Stephen Colbert as Dr. Braino, Fred Armisen as Lizardo and Ed Helms as a Two-Face inspired villain. We loved the fight scene between the Duo and the henchmen, but not nearly as much as their "good stretch" with the super-villains looking on.

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Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon Team Up for Live-Action 'Ambiguously Gay Duo' on 'SNL'

by Jean Bentley, posted May 15th 2011 11:30AM
Ambiguously Gay Duo, Jimmy Fallon, Jon HammIt's been almost four years since we last saw crime-fighting duo Ace and Gary stop a bad guy with a slew of unintentional sexual innuendos on 'Saturday Night Live.' But last night, during the Ed Helms-hosted penultimate episode of season 36, the Ambiguously Gay Duo returned in a very special installment of Robert Smigel's Saturday TV Funhouse.

The cartoon started out normally, but halfway through turned from animation to live-action, with former 'SNL'-er Jimmy Fallon and frequent 'SNL' host Jon Hamm playing the flesh-and-blood superheroes. Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, who originally voiced the caped heroes, played the live versions of Brain-io and Big Head, with Ed Helms and Fred Armisen as two of their evil counterparts.

Watch the skit after the jump, and tell us: What did you think of the live-action Ace and Gary? What about the rest of last night's 'SNL'?

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Steve Carell Talks 'Bittersweet' Departure From 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 2nd 2011 10:00AM
Steve Carell Talks 'Bittersweet' Departure From 'The Office'Steve Carell may have initially felt prepared to leave 'The Office' after starring in the comedy for the past seven years. But, when it came time to film his final scenes, the actor found it difficult to say goodbye, he said on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

"I thought I was emotionally prepared, but I was really surprised at how bittersweet it was," Carell said. "Everybody was crying. It was nice, though."

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Michael Scott Gets a Farewell Hug at the Airport on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 29th 2011 4:30AM

Michael Scott leaves 'The Office'The episode that has been talked about for months finally happened Thursday night -- Michael Scott left Dunder Mifflin. And thus Steve Carell left 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC). Despite the goofiness, it was a touching episode that showed Scott as a caring, capable human being. And when he finally gets to the airport, intercepted by Pam for a quick goodbye, it feels good to see him happy and doing the right thing.

The conceit that this is all one big, long documentary came back into focus in the ending scene. "Hey, will you guys let me know if this ever airs," said Scott before remembering at last to take off his mic. "This is going to feel so good, getting this thing off my chest."

Of course, Scott couldn't resist one more, "That's what she said," even if the mic was no longer picking it up. Then it was one last hug, and the plane took off, leaving a few last episodes covering the scramble to replace the World's Greatest Boss.

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'The Office' Says Goodbye to Steve Carell -- Recap

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 28th 2011 11:45PM
'The Office' - 'Goodbye, Michael'
['The Office' - 'Goodbye Michael']

It's interesting; even though this wasn't even the season finale of 'The Office,' much less a series finale, it sure felt like a series finale, didn't it?

Steve Carell was the heart and soul of the show and, from what I've seen, the writers and producers have yet to give us evidence that the show can go on without him. So, in a lot of ways, this feels like a final episode: the final episode of 'The Office' as we've come to know it for the last seven seasons.

As final episodes go, this one was a mixed bag. There were a lot of emotions, to be sure, and the plot that sent Michael out of Dunder Mifflin Scranton for good was very cleverly written. But because the show is still going, there had to be a plot to service that. And that part was less than successful.

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Talking TV Podcast Takes on 'The Office' and Reader Questions

by Maureen Ryan, posted Apr 27th 2011 3:00PM
This week's podcast has a slightly different format: We only talk about one show at length.

The first 17 minutes are devoted to 'The Office' and Steve Carell's exit from it (which I wrote about here). The rest of the conversation between Ryan McGee and myself is devoted to large number of reader questions.

A more detailed timeline is below. But don't forget, I'm still accepting questions here for a future Ask Mo column.

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