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NBC Developing 'The Office' Spin-Off About Dwight Schrute

January 26th, 2012 8:32am EST
Rainn Wilson | Photo Credits: Trae Patton/NBC
NBC is planting the seeds for a spin-off of The Office centered on Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and the Schrute family beet farm, Deadline reports.

The series, which would tentatively launch in early 2013, would follow Dwight's life outside of Dunder Mifflin at his family's beet farm and bed and breakfast. The beet farm has been featured in several episodes stemming back to Season 2, with The Office and Parks and Recreation executive producer Mike Schur playing the role of Dwight's business partner and...

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Happy 89th Birthday, Betty White!

January 17th, 2011 9:34am EST
Betty White
Veteran actress Betty White celebrates the beginning of her last year as an octogenarian today - the beloved funnywoman turns 89.

The Emmy award-winning star rose to fame hosting her own radio shows before moving into TV with hit programs including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls."

Recently she's enjoyed a career revival, appearing in "The Proposal" alongside Sandra Bullock in 2009 and hosting comedy favorite "Saturday Night Live" last year after a Facebook campaign by fans.

To celebrate White's birthday and as a toast to her return to success, WENN has compiled 10 fas...
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Some Recent TV Spinoff Successes And Failures

May 12th, 2009 11:29am EDT
Boston Legal
With an eagerly anticipated Gossip Girl spinoff in the offing, as well as a number of other spinoffs and remakes, the 2009-2010 television fall schedule feels awfully familiar. Unfortunately, there's no rhyme or reason as to whether these spinoffs actually fly. For every Frasier, there is a Joey. The winners are shows that garnered critical acclaim and/or cult status. The losers are shows that destroyed the integrity of beloved characters and were generally poorly written and conceived.

Some of the more recent TV spinoff successes and failures:

Successes

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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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Slideshow: Whatever Happened To These TV Stars?

August 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
There are some TV stars that keep acting. Take Ted Danson, for example. Since "Cheers" ended in 1993 he has starred in several series, including his latest (for which he garnered an Emmy nomination), "Damages." But there are some TV stars that disappeared from our beloved TV screens. Click through our slideshow to see which ones we're talking about:

Party of Five star Neve Campbell

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Campbell has appeared in films here and there and had a three-episode arc on Medium.

Lost star Maggie Grace

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Nicole Sullivan To Star In Lifetime Series 'Rita Rocks'

June 11th, 2008 1:53pm EDT
Nicole Sullivan
Marking a significant expansion of original programming, Lifetime Television has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy, "Rita Rocks." Premiering this fall, the series stars Nicole Sullivan ("The King of Queens," "MADtv"), Richard Ruccolo ("Joey") and Tisha Campbell-Martin ("My Wife and Kids").

In the series, Sullivan stars as Rita Clements, unfulfilled by her harried life as a married working mom, regains her identity by recreating her glory days as a musician in a garage band. The series will premiere this fall as part of a one-hour comedy block with the top-rated "Reba."
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Cast Of 'Friends': Where Are They Now?

March 27th, 2008 4:00pm EDT
Friends
For 10 years, 30 million viewers turned in each week to check out what was going on in the lives of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross. "Friends" was so popular, it even developed a big trend, the famous hairstyle called "The Rachel." Since then, many women have flocked to hair salons so they can have their hair look like their favorite TV characters.

It's been four years since "Friends" ended, and the cast has move on to many different projects. There were some hits ("The Breakup," "Dirt" and "The Comeback"), and misses ("Joey" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"). Here ...
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The Stars Of 'Cheers' & 'Married...With Children:' Where Are They Now?

January 16th, 2008 11:19am EST
Married…With Children
In the 80s, viewers tuned in to two series that featured some of the most popular theme songs on television: "Married...With Children" and "Cheers." What happened to the stars of these popular shows?

Cheers (1982-93)

Who can forget the words from the opening sequence: Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got/Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot/Wouldn't you like to get away?

For 11 great years we watched regulars Carla (Rhea Pearlman), Norm (George Wendt), Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) come into the Cheers ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

July 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 19

January 19th, 2007 3:00am EST
Dolly Parton
Happy Birthday to Japanese singer/songwriter Hikaru Utada (1983), "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin (1982), Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina (1979), "Joey" actress Drea de Matteo (1973), actor Shawn Wayans (1971), NFL linebacker Junior Seau (1969), tennis star Stefan Edberg (1966), "8 Simple Rules" actress Katie Sagal (1956), Mexican comedian Paul Rodriguez (1955), stage and screen actor David Patrick Kelly (1952), English singer Robert Palmer (1949; d. 2003), country singer Dolly Parton (1946), actress/singer Shelley Fabares (1944), 60s singer Janis Joplin (1943; d. 1970) stage actor/sin...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

July 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).
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More Episodes of 'The Office,' Return of 'Joey' & More NBC News

February 15th, 2006 12:14pm EST
Steve Carell from The Office
NBC has extended its spring lease on The Office through May 11 as the network will add an extra original episode plus other encore broadcasts that will now take the hit comedy past its previously announced season finale of March 30.

The new comedy "Teachers" will premiere on Tuesday, March 28 (9:30 p.m.), a change from its previously announced season debut of Thursday, April 6 (9:30 p.m.). Scrubs will move up one-half hour on Tuesdays beginning March 28 with an encore broadcast (8:30 p.m.) followed by an original episode (9 p.m.).

In addition, Joey returns with original episodes...
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'Friends' Is Not Making a Comeback

January 24th, 2006 9:20am EST
The cast of Friends
The cast of Friends are not reuniting. Rumors that the six stars of the sitcom had each signed a new $3 million dollar deal to return to the show swept the internet yesterday. However, a spokeswoman for Warner Brothers, who made the show, insists there are no plans for any new episodes. She said: "There is absolutely no truth in it."

It was reported the cast had signed up to make four one hour specials next year. 'Friends', which ran for ten years, made household names out of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry.

The serie...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 19

January 19th, 2006 3:00am EST
Dolly Parton
Happy Birthday to Japanese singer/songwriter Hikaru Utada (1983), "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin (1982), Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina (1979), "Joey" actress Drea de Matteo (1973), actor Shawn Wayans (1971), NFL linebacker Junior Seau (1969), tennis star Stefan Edberg (1966), "8 Simple Rules" actress Katie Sagal (1956), Mexican comedian Paul Rodriguez (1955), stage and screen actor David Patrick Kelly (1952), English singer Robert Palmer (1949; d. 2003), country singer Dolly Parton (1946), actress/singer Shelley Fabares (1944), 60s singer Janis Joplin (1943; d. 1970) stage actor/sin...
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NBC Announces Mid-Season Schedule; 'Scrubs' Returns Jan. 3

December 1st, 2005 2:32pm EST
NBC adjusts its mid-season program lineup beginning the week of January 2 as the hit freshman comedy My Name Is Earl and The Office move to Thursdays to join a new two-hour comedy block that includes the new comedy "Four Kings" and Will & Grace. In addition, the new limited drama series "The Book of Daniel" will premiere, Scrubs will return to Tuesdays and the The Biggest Loser will come back as a series of themed specials titled "The Biggest Loser: Special Edition."

Thursday nights will return to NBC's storied comedy roots starting on January 5 with an 8-10 p.m. (ET) block that inclu...
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Smallville Thrives on Thursday Nights

December 1st, 2005 10:25am EST
This November, the WB had strong showings from its key series, specifically Smallville. The series continues to excel in its new Thursday timeslot, setting network time period records, bringing incredible growth to the time period and ranking strongly in one of the toughest hours on television. The show also added nearly half a million total viewers over last November's Wednesday delivery.

Smallville ranked #1 in the time period for the sweep in 18-34 (3.3/11), men 12-34 (3.2/11) and male teens (3.0/10) against competition that includes Survivor on CBS, The O.C. on FOX, Joey and Will...
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'Laguna Beach' Star To Host Reality Show

November 29th, 2005 9:00am EST
Kristin Cavallari (Laguna Beach) and Ethan Erickson (Extra) will be hosting the new UPN reality show “Get This Party Started.” Cameras will capture the drama, emotion and excitement each week as an elite team of party planners to the stars work with one special individual's friends and family to surprise their well-deserving loved one with a very spectacular and extravagant event in their honor. From the hottest clubs, celebrity guests, and trendiest style-makers all over the country, nothing will be spared to make these dreams come true.

Honoring every aspect of life's celebrations, i...
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NBC Unveils Holiday Programming & Special Episodes

November 15th, 2005 9:13am EST
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NBC is unwrapping its 2005 Christmas and holiday programming with themed episodes from My Name Is Earl, The Office, Joey, E-Ring and ER and traditional favorites “Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center" and It's a Wonderful Life, the new animated special The Happy Elf, plus seasonal episodes of Days of our Lives and Passions.

The holiday season begins with the annual broadcast of the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" on November 24 and continues through NBC's traditional coverage of "The Tournament of Roses Parade" on January 2.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

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