The Office

It’s been over seven years since The Office came to an end, but people have never stopped talking about the show. That’s mostly because it’s been available on Netflix for the longest time (though it will jump to Peacock next year), and reruns always seem to be playing somewhere. This year, there has been even more discussion around The Office thanks to a recently published oral history book, as well as a new oral history podcast hosted by cast member Brian Baumgartner. And we have a new round of The Office anecdotes from those who were there on set making comedy history.

The Office Ladies podcast, hosted by series stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, has taken a dive into a pivotal emotional scene for Pam Beesly where she had a major breakdown in the office and only Dwight Schrute was there to console her. Plus, we also have a fun tidbit from the Television Critics Association panel for a new show from comedian Larry Wilmore, who was a writer on The Office who also appeared as the diversity training seminar leader in the early cringeworthy first season episode “Diversity Day.” It turns out there were even wilder scenes shot for that episode that ended up on the cutting room floor. Read More »

peacock comedies

Peacock is fluffing up its feathers and building its slate of originals with new comedies from 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and The Good Place creator Mike Schur. The new comedies, alongside the new MacGruber series with Will Forte and two “late-night” shows headlined by Amber Ruffin and Larry Wilmore, are part of Peacock’s slate of projects designed to boost the new platform’s presence in the streaming wars.

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Jon Stewart on The Nightly Show

Last night brought the final episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at Comedy Central after the cable network recently announced the cancellation of the political satire and panel program. And what better way to close out the show than with an appearance by Jon Stewart, the former host of The Daily Show? In typical Jon Stewart fashion, he had some very sage advice following the cancellation of The Nightly Show, and it makes us anticipate greatly his return to TV with his deal at HBO.

Watch Jon Stewart on The Nightly Show last night after the jump. Read More »

The Nightly Show canceled

The late night programming at Comedy Central was shaken up at the end of 2014 when The Colbert Report came to an end so host Stephen Colbert could move on to host The Late Show, which was about to be vacated by longtime host David Letterman. But Comedy Central attempted to keep the timeslot following The Daily Show with Jon Stewart rolling with some replacement political satire from a former Daily Show correspondent in the form of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. But sadly, the time slot has been vacated again as the show has been canceled. Read More »