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'The Office': Pranks Between Jim and Dwight Reach a New Level (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 9th 2011 3:00AM
'The Office' - 'Christmas Wishes'Pranks took center stage during the holiday party on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC). Apparently, the constant back-and-forth between Jim and Dwight has lead to a complaint from the new girl in the office, which lead to Andy making an ill-advised ultimatum.

The next person who pranks gets both of their bonuses. But all this ruling did was cause the pair to start pranking themselves, under the pretext that it's the other doing it. When Andy realized what was going wrong, he called off the threat but again made a boneheaded move by only telling Jim.

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To Hire or Not to Hire Mrs. California on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 2nd 2011 3:00AM
'The Office' - 'Mrs. California'If you've been missing that gut-wrenching discomfort you used to get from Michael Scott on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC) this season, fear not: It's back. And this time it has the power of the CEO.

Andy wasn't elevated to Michael's position to give us those awkward moments, that's what James Spader was brought in to do as new CEO Robert California. This week, he was absolutely impossible.

He started the episode by giving Andy four seconds warning that Mrs. California was coming in for a job and that Andy shouldn't hire her. He then simply went way too far in insisting that Andy give her the job -- gotta save face in front of the missus -- only to yell at Andy later for doing just that.

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Top 11 in '11: TV's Funniest Women

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 30th 2011 12:00PM
tv's 11 funniest ladies in comedyThis has been a banner year for women in TV. Two new female-fronted comedies, 'New Girl' and '2 Broke Girls,' broke out of the fall pack, and hilarious females continued to steal scenes on veteran shows like 'Community' and 'Cougar Town.' And who can forget Melissa McCarthy's triumphant victory at the Emmys?

To celebrate the Fabulous Female Laff Riot of 2011 (bear with us: that's only a working title), AOL TV is counting down the Top 11 women in TV comedy.

But first, a programming note: please try not to freak out when you don't see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on the list. They belong to the Hall of Fame, and our list is devoted to those witty women who have come into their own during the last year.

Click "Launch Gallery" to see the full list.

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'The Office' Star Leslie David Baker Has a Music Video and It's ... Interesting

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 30th 2011 10:35AM
Leslie David BakerSo ... Leslie David Baker, best known as 'The Office' curmudgeon Stanley Hudson, has a music video. Yup.

There are ladies, many shots of him in some sweet pajamas, hands popping out of a fridge and so much more, we really don't want to spoil it for you.

'2 Be Simple' will be your new favorite thing.

Watch it below.

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Dunder Mifflin Lives! Staples Starts Real Line of 'Office' Paper

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 28th 2011 9:00AM
Dunder Mifflin Paper is RealDunder Mifflin paper is finally real. Yep, the fictional paper company that employs our favorite Scrantonites on NBC's 'The Office' (Thursdays, 9PM ET on NBC) is coming to life, thanks to Staples.

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.

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'The Office' Sneak Peek: Maura Tierney Comes to Scranton

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 27th 2011 11:00AM
Maura Tierney The OfficeMaura Tierney is making her triumphant return to TV comedy!

Tierney, who spent years as the backbone of NBC's 'ER,' first started turning heads on NBC's sitcom 'NewsRadio.' The versatile actress guest stars on the Dec. 1 episode of 'The Office' (9PM ET on NBC).

In the episode, 'Mrs. California,' Tierney plays Mrs. California, wife to James Spader's character, Robert California. Robert brings her into the office to try and find her a job. Later in the episode Dwight opens a gym in the building.

Take a peek at some photos below.

Tierney recently starred in the short-lived ABC series 'The Whole Truth' and in FX's 'Rescue Me.'

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Dwight Shocked by the True Story of the Battle of Schrute Farms on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 18th 2011 2:30AM
'The Office' - 'Gettysburg'When Andy came up with an inspirational trip to the Battle of Gettysburg on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PMET on NBC), Dwight got on his high horse about the Battle of Schrute Farms being the northernmost battle during the Civil War. As always, he was full of bluster and conviction, which made it all the more sweeter when he found a curator who was familiar with it.

Oscar, the resident know-it-all, had been on a tear the whole day with Dwight about the veracity of his claims of a significant battle on his land. So he was a little stunned that the Battle of Schrute Farms existed. But both men were in for a huge surprise when a video showed what it really meant.

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Angela Kinsey's Daughter and Grandmother Don't Watch Her on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 16th 2011 12:15AM
Angela Kinsey, 'The Talk'Ironically, according to Angela Kinsey on 'The Talk' (Weekdays, Syndicated on CBS), it looks like her daughter and grandmother don't watch her on 'The Office' for largely the same reasons. According to Kinsey, her 94-year old grandmother told her, "Baby, we are so proud for you, but I don't care for it and I do not watch it."

It's just a little too crude for the oldest and youngest members of her family. Her daughter, actually, is still struggling with the concept of even seeing her mother on television. She saw Kinsey's Clairol commercial and tried to talk to her.

When Kinsey came home, her daughter asked her, "Why didn't you talk to me today? You were on the box."

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Dwight Reveals His Accountability Booster/Doomsday Device on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2011 3:00AM
'The Office' - 'Doomsday'If you were looking for a notable difference between Andy Bernard's managerial style as compared to Michael Scott on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC), how about the fact that he let Dwight implement his accountability booster/doomsday device? Michael would have shut it down immediately, because he wanted to be loved by everyone in the office.

Andy seems more afraid of Robert California than he is concerned about his reputation. Plus, he may have actually believed that this wasn't just a horrible plot that was going to get them all fired should they make five mistakes in a single day.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'The Office' Covers 'Closing Time' (VIDEO)

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 3rd 2011 10:45AM
The Office Closing TimeSome days, we really wish Andy Bernard was our boss. OK, more like most days, but then we would probably never get any work done. In fact, does anyone at Dunder Mifflin ever do any work?

Judging from this exclusive clip of tonight's episode of 'The Office,' that looks like a no. But if you had to ask us what we would rather be doing at 5PM on a weeknight -- working or jamming out to Semisonic's 'Closing Time' -- we would definitely choose the latter.

'The Office' is known for their completely random cold opens, but this just might rank as one of our all-time favorites. It could be the 90's nostalgia or Andy's uninhibited desire to have an "end of the day tradition," but there's something about this clip that just makes us want to go home.

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Erin Goes Too Far Showing a Disturbing Film for Halloween on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 28th 2011 2:15AM
'The Office' - 'Spooked'Andy tasked Erin with putting together the Halloween party on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC), but when he found out Robert California was going to be stopping by, he got a little worried that it wasn't adult enough.

Erin, though, started getting paranoid that since they'd broken up she was on the verge of losing her job. This wasn't helped when Andy told her they'd talk at the end of the day. So she overcompensated, and took assistance from Gabe of all people.

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Your Favorite TV Shows Celebrate Halloween (PHOTOS)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 23rd 2011 7:30PM
'Happy Endings' does Halloween!Halloween is just a week away, and the stars of your favorite TV shows are all dressed up and ready to go!

We've already given you some fun how-tos for TV-inspired costumes, but your favorite TV characters have a few more clever tricks and treats to feast your eyes on.

From 'Community' to 'Modern Family,' 'The Simpsons' to 'Happy Endings,' 'The Middle,' 'The Office' and more, click through this spooktacular gallery for some awesome Halloween episode teases.

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Catherine Tate Returning to 'The Office'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 21st 2011 4:45PM
Catherine TateBritish superstar Catherine Tate is returning to NBC's 'The Office' for a multi-episode guest arc. The 'Doctor Who' veteran will play Nellie Bertram, the role she originated in the Season 7 finale.

Tate's character is hired by her close friend and chairman of the board Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates, who will not appear in the episode) to be a special projects manager working directly for the corporate office. According to NBC, she'll enjoy the favoritism she gets from Bennet.

"Catherine is hysterical. We introduced her briefly in last season's finale and knew she had to be a part of the show somehow. We'll meet her again as corporate's special projects manager, and her relationship with Robert California (James Spader) will be far from professional. We're thrilled that she's joining the cast," Paul Lieberstein, 'Office' executive producer and star, said in a statement.

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NBC Thursday Night Comedies Get in the Halloween Spirit

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 21st 2011 12:45PM
Community Halloween EpisodeYou can always count on 'The Office' and 'Community' for fun Halloween episodes and this year 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Whitney' are getting in on the fun.

(Thurs., Oct. 27, 8PM ET) kicks off the Halloween festivities off with 'Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps.' The study group has a pre-Halloween party to share their favorite horror stories and while at the party, Britta and Jeff attempt to figure out which member of the group is "deeply disturbed" according to a psychology test.

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Josh Groban is Andy's Little Brother, and Parents' Favorite, on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 14th 2011 2:30AM
'The Office' - 'Garden Party'With Andy stepping up as the new regional manager on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC), we're getting the opportunity to get deeper into him as a character. This week, that was through a garden party he threw -- at Schrute Farms! -- to try and make his father proud of him.

Stephen Collins and Dee Wallace played his parents, joined by Josh Groban as his younger, and clearly favored brother. He even got the namesake from the father, rather than the eldest son! It became a lot more clear why Andy's so insecure and acts out ... and even had such rage issues when we first met him.

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