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12 TV Shows You Need To Binge Watch

March 21st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
House of Cards
When Netflix released House of Cards on February 14, many fans spent more time on Valentine's Day weekend with series character Frank Underwood than they did with their significant others.

If you've managed to get through all of House of Cards Season two episodes and are looking for something else to sink your teeth into, we've come up with a list of a dozen great shows that are worth a good binge. All of these shows are available on either Netflix, HBO Go or Amazon Instant Video.

Orange is the New Black

If you're coming fresh off of House of Cards, why not take a look at Netflix's o...

Jenna Fischer pregnant with second child

February 25th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Jenna Fischer
Former The Office star Jenna Fischer is pregnant.

The actress and her husband, screenwriter Lee Kirk, are expecting their second child this summer (14).

Fischer and Kirk are already parents to son Weston Lee, who was born in 2011.

The couple wed in 2010 in a ceremony officiated by TV presenter and Survivor host Jeff Probst.

The pregnancy news comes just days after Fischer's former on-screen husband John Krasinski welcomed his first child, daughter Hazel, with wife Emily Blunt.

Rashida Jones reunites with The Office's Steve Carell in new sitcom

January 22nd, 2014 3:20am EST
Steve Carell
Rashida Jones is reuniting with her former The Office co-star Steve Carell in a new sitcom.

Just days before she makes her final appearance on hit TV show Parks and Recreation, the actress has signed on to star in a new programme called Tribeca.

Co-written by Carell and his actress wife Nancy, the comedy centres on Jones' character Angie Tribeca, an outspoken veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department's Really Heinous Crimes Unit.

Jones and co-star Rob Lowe, who is also departing Parks and Recreation, will make their final appearances in an episode airing in the U.S. next Thursday (30J...

Rainn Wilson heading back to television

January 8th, 2014 3:20am EST
Rainn Wilson
Former The Office star Rainn Wilson is returning to the small screen in a new U.S. drama series.

The Emmy-nominated actor wrapped his nine-year run on the popular sitcom last May (13), and now he is set to get serious in a new series created and produced by Bones boss Hart Hanson.

Backstrom is based on Swedish novelist Leif G.W. Persson's books about Detective Everett Backstrom, a troubled investigator who struggles to change his self-destructive behaviour.

The series is set to air on America's Fox Network.

Catherine Tate splits from her TV presenter boyfriend - report

December 15th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Catherine Tate
British comedienne Catherine Tate has split from her TV presenter beau Adrian Chiles, according to a U.K. report.

The Office star went public with her relationship with Chiles last year (12) after the pair was snapped cuddling in Los Angeles.

However, according to editors at Britain's Sunday Mail newspaper, the couple has since decided to end its romance due to heavy work commitments.

The stars have yet to comment on the news.

Steve Carell to executive produce comedic game show

October 9th, 2013 3:02am EDT
Steve Carell
Actor Steve Carell is returning to American TV as the executive producer of a zany game show which pits celebrities and comedians against each other on a sloping stage.

The former The Office funnyman is set to helm eight-episode series Slide Show on America's FOX network.

The show will feature a number of stars trying to sing, dance and perform sketches - all while balancing on a stage, which is tilted at a 22.5 degree angle.

Hoping for another big TV success, Carell jokes, "Comedy is subjective. But if you don't find Slide Show to be funny and enormously entertaining, then you will neve...

Ricky Gervais bringing David Brent back for London gigs

September 19th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Ricky Gervais
Funnyman Ricky Gervais is reprising his socially-awkward The Office character David Brent for a series of gigs in London.

Gervais took to Twitter to announce Brent's musical comeback, revealing he'll be taking the bumbling boss to the stage for "a couple of very cheap, very low key warm up gigs" with The Office band Foregone Conclusion next month (Oct13).

The comedian has turned down several offers to record an album of Brent-related music, but he's not new to the industry - he once fronted early 1980s new wave band Seona Dancing.

He recently reintroduced his Brent character in a series ...

Ed Helms launches production company

September 16th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Ed Helms
Actor Ed Helms is stepping behind the camera to work with a U.S. TV network after launching his own production company.

The Hangover star has inked a two-year development deal with Universal Television.

The network's vice president Bela Bajaria says, "We are such fans of Ed Helms from his body of work as an actor but we have always been impressed by his instincts and interest in producing."

The funnyman and his team at Pacific Electric Picture Co. have already lined up their first project - a comedy about an attorney who loses her job and fiance on the same day.

The deal reunites Helms...

Ricky Gervais taking The Office boss to the big screen

August 22nd, 2013 3:02am EDT
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has set his sights on taking his most famous comic creation from The Office to the big screen.

The British comedian recently resurrected David Brent, the cringe worthy paper company manager he played in the original U.K. TV series, for a one-off series on

Learn Guitar with David Brent proved a hit with fans and racked up millions of views, and Gervais now admits he wants to take his embarrassing character to Hollywood.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the funnyman explains that the Internet show is the first step towards creating a feature film abou...

Rainn Wilson pens 'memoir'

July 17th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Rainn Wilson
Actor Rainn Wilson has turned author after penning his first 'memoir'.

The Emmy Award nominee, who is best known for his role as awkward paper salesman Dwight Schrute on hit U.S. TV show The Office, has teamed up with publishers at Dutton Penguin to release the book, which is currently untitled, next year (14).

A statement from the 47 year old reads, "Despite what my publisher might say, I wouldn't call my book a memoir. If I were in my 80s, had cured a disease and survived a war, I would be entitled to write a memoir. The guy who is best known for playing a paper salesman with a bad hair...

Ricky Gervais gets creamed on U.K. TV show

May 14th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Ricky Gervais
British comedian Ricky Gervais indulged in a spot of slapstick comedy on U.K. TV on Monday night (13May13) when he became embroiled in a playful food fight with the programme's host.

The Office star appeared on the BBC's The One Show and towards the end of the segment he tried his hand at different cream pie throwing techniques - before targeting presenter Matt Baker with his final throw.

Baker encouraged the funnyman to make good use of his final pie, prompting Gervais to quickly push the baked good into the host's face.

However, the comedian sportingly allowed Baker to exact his reven...

Nora Kirkpatrick Talks 'The Office' Role, Magnetic Zeros Tour

April 4th, 2013 1:15pm EDT
Nora Kirkpatrick
You'll be seeing Nora Kirkpatrick in many places. The actress-musician is not only appearing in a multi-episode arc during the final season of The Office, but she's about to hit the road as the accordion player-keyboardist-vocalist in Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. BFTV recently checked in with Nora to talk about how she mixes acting with music, what fans can expect on the band's tour, and what she loves the most about herself.

"Music and acting have both always been a huge part of my life equally in tandem, and I can't really imagine my life without one or the other," she confided....

Live 'The Office' Fan Chat With Nora Kirkpatrick

March 29th, 2013 5:55pm EDT
Nora Kirkpatrick
After nine wonderful seasons, 'The Office' will end its run on May 16th.  We've been introduced to some wildly entertaining characters over the years, but perhaps no one is quite as memorable as Rainn Wilson's 'Dwight Schrute'!  So it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join me today at 4pm p/t for a live chat with current cast member and Dwight's girlfriend, Esther, played by Nora Kirkpatrick.  

You can watch the live show right here and join the chat room to submit your questions live!

And if you think she looks familiar, you most likely saw her co-starring in the Sundance fav...

'The Office' Marks End Of An Era At Wrap-Up Party

March 19th, 2013 10:02am EDT
The Office
Actors John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer marked the end of their long-running series The Office on Saturday during an emotional wrap-up party in Los Angeles.

The cast shot the remainder of the hit comedy's season finale over the weekend, and to celebrate the show's nine years of success, they headed to Unici Casa in Culver City for a bittersweet celebration with co-stars Ed Helms and Ellie Kemper.

It proved to be a tough day for the group - taking to, Krasinski wrote in a post, "Last day of shooting... There is truly nothing any of us can say that could be enoug...

John Krasinski Dreading The End Of 'The Office'

October 18th, 2012 5:17pm EDT
John Krasinski
John Krasinski fears he will have an identity crisis when hit comedy The Office ends - because fans only know him as salesman Jim Halpert.

Krasinski was relatively unknown when he landed a role on the Emmy Award-winning show in 2005, and since then he has only stepped out of his character's shadow to play roles in movies like Leatherheads and It's Complicated.

As a result, when the series airs its final episode next year, the actor will be forced to pave his own path - and the part-time screenwriter, who is married to Emily Blunt, is worried he may fall out of favor with fans and follow...

Mindy Kaling On 'The Mindy Project,' 'The Office' And Nora Ephron

September 25th, 2012 12:25pm EDT
Mindy Kaling at New Fox Tuesday Event
Mindy Kaling was one of the standout employees of Dunder Mifflin on The Office. She’s got her own show now, which she created and in which she stars. The Mindy Project is Kaling’s version of a romantic comedy, where her character is obsessed with romantic comedies.

“I think the character really wants to picture herself as the protagonist in a romantic comedy,” Kaling told the Television Critics Association this summer. “Zoe [Jarman]'s character, she'll like, ‘Okay. She'll be my, like, sidekick receptionist, and she's be this,’ and where the comedy is, is how that doesn't match up to what...

2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...

Bryan Cranston To Direct Episode Of 'The Office'

August 21st, 2012 8:13am EDT
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston is stepping behind the camera to direct an episode of hit TV comedy The Office.

The Breaking Bad star will take time out of performing to take charge of the American version of the popular series, which is now in its ninth season.

The Office star Rainn Wilson took to his page to reveal the new addition to the show by posting a photo of Cranston on set.

In the accompanying caption, Wilson made reference to Cranston's drug-dealing Breaking Bad character, writing, "Free meth for The Office! (look who's directing...)".

Cranston plays a former chemistry teacher...

Ellie Kemper From 'The Office' & 'Bridesmaids' Weds

July 8th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Ellie Kemper
"Bridesmaids" star Ellie Kemper became a bride on Saturday after marrying her writer fiance in New York. The actress wed Michael Koman in a romantic ceremony in front of family and friends, including her "The Office" co-star Mindy Kaling.

Kaling broke the news on Twitter yesterday morning, posting, "Today a member of the only fictional band I've ever been in is getting married. Not edhelms or bjnovak, the lovely Ellie Kemper. Xoxo."

Days before the ceremony, Kemper told E! News, "In real life, I've been a bridesmaid like a dozen times and after doing that movie I thought maybe I'll have s...

B.J. Novak Leaving 'The Office' As A Series Regular

June 29th, 2012 8:23am EDT
B.J. Novak
With so many actors leaving the show, how long can it last before it is unrecognizable?

Many said Steve Carell’s departure from The Office was the beginning of the end, and they may have been right.

The TV show has kept some momentum since Carell left, but some actors have already jumped ship. The newest of the actors to make this announcement is B.J. Novak, who plays Ryan Howard on the show.

Novak is also a writer on the show, and no mention was made of his writing capacity. While he is leaving as a series regular, he said he will return on a recurring basis in Season 9.

Novak is not t...

'The Office' Recap: 'Free Family Portrait Studio'

May 12th, 2012 4:54pm EDT
Angela Kinsey
‘The Office’ has limped to the season-ending finish line with ‘Free Family Portrait Studio.’ With only a couple of laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of change ahead, it makes one worry for the series’ future. But let’s start with what actually happens.

Andy returns to Dunder Mifflin (again) looking pathetic as ever. He’s dressed like a janitor and asks Nellie for any sort of work. She allows him to be a carpet cleaner, for which he appears grateful. As it turns out, though, he’s just putting on an act. He knows David Wallace has bought Dunder Mifflin and that he will be returned to the pos...

'The Office' Recap: 'Turf Wars'

May 6th, 2012 4:47pm EDT
The Office
A lot of people seem to think that if ‘The Office’ jumped the shark, it was with the “Michael Scott Paper Company” phase. Those who weren’t a fan of that storyline were probably a bit miffed by ‘Turf Wars,’ which sees Andy do practically the same thing.

Clearly, he’s still missing working at Dunder Mifflin. He comes into the office randomly one day to make lunch for his former coworkers. While he’s there, he sees quite a bit of drama unfold.

Robert California walks in and seems to be in a hung over stupor, vomiting in a trash can. He “celebrated” the night before upon finding out his divo...

'The Office''s Jenna Fischer Defends Keeping On The Baby Weight

May 2nd, 2012 8:07pm EDT
Jenna Fischer defends baby weight
Why the pressure to lose weight right after pregnancy? Jenna Fischer of The Office tells moms to put off the task of taking off the pounds after popping out a kid.

Hollywood has a knack for celebrating everything: Quality acting abilities, noteworthy movie direction, beautiful costumes and best kisses. Philanthropy and world traveling are applauded like musical performances at annual award shows.

It's an industry that acknowledges a job well done… except when it comes to motherhood, says Jenna. The pressure for women to take off the baby weight immediately after giving birth is downrigh...

'The Office' Recap: 'The Fundraiser'

April 29th, 2012 4:02pm EDT
The Office
Public functions don’t seem to go well with ‘The Office’ folk. Numerous embarrassing situations typically emerge, and ‘The Fundraiser’ is no exception.

Robert California announces that he’s bought two tables at a fundraiser for an animal welfare society, an event hosted by Angela’s (state) senator husband. Let’s see, where should we start with all the awkwardness?

Andy shows up uninvited. He ends up heckling Robert and announces his exciting plans for the rock opera he’s been writing in his spare time. In an effort to show everyone that he’s okay after being fired, he aims to impress. He ...

More People Tuned Into 'NCIS' Last Week Than 'American Idol'

April 18th, 2012 10:28pm EDT
Modern Family
CBS was tops in the ratings this week, fueled by the #1 status of stalwart ‘NCIS,’ which reclaimed the top spot. FOX had to settle for second and fourth place for ‘American Idol,’ respectively. ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ was typically strong, and ‘Modern Family’ was the network’s most-watched scripted show.

Perhaps Mike Wallace’s death provided a small resurgence for ’60 Minutes,’ which placed 8th for the week, far ahead of any other news magazine show.

This is also the time of year for season and series lows, and quite a few show fell victim to it, particularly ‘The Office,’ which co...

'The Office' Recap: 'Welcome Party'

April 15th, 2012 10:13am EDT
Ellie Kemper
With Andy and Erin on their way back from Florida, the rest of the crew (including Robert) awaits new boss Nellie’s arrival. It seems she slept in, hitting the snooze button nine times, and seems overwhelmed with moving all of her stuff into her apartment “in the suburb of a suburb.” Robert quickly assigns Jim and Dwight to help her unpack, while the rest of the staff is tasked with throwing Nellie a welcome party. Oh joy.

Meanwhile, back on the road, Andy and Erin are rehearsing how Andy should break up with Jessica. He knows Jessica is at her family’s cabin so decides to stop and do it t...

'The Office' Recap: 'Get The Girl'

March 17th, 2012 8:12pm EDT
Ed Helms
This episode is called “Get the Girl” because of what Andy’s after. But it could have easily been titled regarding what Nellie’s after: Andy’s job. In the end, it looks like they both get what they want.

Andy has ridiculously bad timing by driving down to Florida to tell Erin he loves her and bring her back to Scranton. But Erin has built a (kinda lonely and boring) life for herself caring for her old lady (the sharp Georgia Engel). And, in a rather heartfelt and revealing conversation, she tells Andy that he’s broken her heart too many times and she’s realized it will never work for them....

'The Office' Recap: 'Last Day In Florida'

March 12th, 2012 9:09pm EDT
Todd Packer
It’s the end of the line for ‘The Office’ Floridians. Well, at least some of them.

When Jim, Dwight and Nellie join in a game of golf with Robert California (where have you been?) it becomes clear to Jim that Dwight’s job is in jeopardy. Clearly, Robert is not pleased with how things are going, although he oddly does not fault Nellie for this. Jim knows Dwight is as safe as one of Moze’s squirrels.

Back at the Scranton office – and let’s just dwell on this briefly – it’s time to sell Girl Scout cookies. Yes, that sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Toby and Darryl, who both have daughters at abo...

'The Office' Recap: 'Test The Store'

March 4th, 2012 1:54pm EST
Catherine Tate
These two-sided episodes are getting a little old. The stuff going on in Florida is kind of interesting, but that makes everything else back in Scranton seem deadly dull. Let’s start there and get it over with.

A little gang of kids on bikes randomly attack Pam (really?) and when Andy intervenes, a 12-year-old girl punches him straight in the eye. Of course he doesn’t want to own up to it, so he and Pam tell the Office folk that they were attacked by a gang brandishing weapons.

After convincing the gang not to call the police, Andy has Toby conduct a self-defense course, the highlight of ...

Q&A: Marisol Nichols On Her 'Absolutely Hysterical' New Series 'GCB'

March 4th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Marisol Nichols
Actress Marisol Nichols, who plays Heather Cruz in ABC's new show GCB, calls the already much-talked about series "absolutely hysterical."

Based on the book Good Christian B--ches by Kim Gatlin, the series is clearly positioned to succeed Desperate Housewives as ABC's prime-time soap (it even follows Housewives tonight at 10 PM ET/PT). It centers around Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), who returns home to Dallas after a scandal to "sympathy and scheming," according to the network press release.

The series is a different flavor for Nichols, who's established herself playing a number of strong ...

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