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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

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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....
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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...
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'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 Twitter.com, Krasinski wrote in a post, "Last day of shooting... There is truly nothing any of us can say that could be enoug...
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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...
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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...
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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, ...
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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 Twitter.com 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...
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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...
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'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...
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'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...
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'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 ...
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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...
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'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...
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'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....
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'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...
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'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 ...
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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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'The Office' Recap: 'After Hours'

February 27th, 2012 3:19pm EST
David Koechner
“After Hours” takes us back to Tallahassee, where Dwight and Packer are both vying hard for Sabre’s VP job. They key to getting it, they think, is taking Nellie to bed. At first, Packer appears to be on the road to doing that, but Dwight enlists the help of Gabe, of all people. He slips something into Packer’s drink, and before you know it, Packer is blowing chunks (appropriately enough, onto Gabe’s beloved boot-cut pants).

Eventually Dwight manages to get Nellie to invite herself to his room, which is what he wants – sort of. As it turns out, he doesn’t want to go all the way; he just wan...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Tallahassee'

February 20th, 2012 7:54am EST
Catherine Tate
With “Tallahassee” James Spader’s Robert California is absent once again, but Catherine Tate joins the cast as Nellie Bertram, Sabre’s new president in charge of the new stores.

The Tallahassee crew, Jim, Dwight, Ryan, Kathy, Erin and Stanley, join Nellie for an introduction to the project, and Jim and Dwight are surprised to encounter Michael’s old (obnoxious) buddy Packer (David Koechner).

Nellie’s opening speech is naturally awkward (she points to her head and tells everyone to look at her penis rather than her breasts), and Tate brings almost as much awkwardness to her role as Steve C...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Special Project'

February 11th, 2012 5:38pm EST
Ellie Kemper
When you get Dwight involved in a “special project,” you know strange things will happen. When Andy announces Dwight’s “promotion” to lead a three-week project down in Florida, he probably doesn’t know what he’s in for. And neither does anyone else in the office.

Dwight’s initial plan, which includes taking Darryl and Phyllis, among others, is botched for many reasons. Andy doesn’t agree with his choices, and Jim’s got a problem of his own – he gets a text from Robert California telling him to bring his clubs to Florida. Uh oh.

Pam’s return to the office mainly revolves around coaching ...
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Top 5 TV Hook-Ups We'd Like To See For Valentine's Day

February 11th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Andy & Erin the Office
Sexual tension is the essence of situational comedy and drama. What characters are you dying to see hook up? Here’s our top 5.

5. Andy and Erin, "The Office"

Ed Helms has made the post-Steve Carell era of "The Office" surprisingly good. Andy is currently dating Jessica, but everybody is rooting for Andy and Erin (Ellie Kemper) to get together. Erin just left for a three week business trip, and Andy is thinking about proposing to Jessica. Will these two ever get together?

4. Jess and Nick, "New Girl"

"New Girl" has been one of the best new shows of the year, and most of that i...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Jury Duty'

February 5th, 2012 5:36pm EST
Angela Kinsey
I wouldn’t necessarily expect an episode of anything entitled “Jury Duty” to be hilarious. And I’d be right.

This wasn’t the worst episode of ‘The Office’ ever, but it certainly wasn’t anywhere near the top. It was, for the most part, boring. And while there were awkward parts, it was just painful and not very funny. What happened to this show being painfully funny?

Here’s the gist of the main plot: Jim was called for jury duty and ended up being released at noon on his first day. He decided to take the rest of the day off, and the next morning Pam needed help with the kids… and then he...
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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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'The Office' Recap: 'Pool Party'

January 22nd, 2012 8:25pm EST
Erin
Have you ever wanted to see Robert California naked? Or watch Gabe trip over his pants while falling into a pool naked? Or Erin ride Dwight’s shoulders? If so, then this is a twisted episode of ‘The Office’ for you!

Perhaps continuing his strange genius from last week, Kevin suggests to Robert that he have a “last hurrah” pool party at his home before it goes on the market. Somehow, Robert thinks this is a good idea, and an intimate get-together ensues… which involves several characters drinking entire bottles of wine, skinny-dipping, near proposals and pool violence. This sounds like Mich...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Trivia'

January 14th, 2012 4:29pm EST
Oscar
Who is the office’s secret weapon? Is it: a) Oscar, b) Kevin, c) Stanley, or d) None of the above? Shockingly, the answer is Kevin. At least, that’s what happens in the newest episode, called ‘Trivia.’

Let’s back up a little. Andy is downright obsessed with hitting the 8 percent increase in sales he’d promised Robert California. So obsessed, in fact, that he’s bought over $2,000 in paper himself and tries to convince his officemates to do the same.

It seems they are $830 short of hitting their goal. Oscar (silly Oscar) lets it slip that he’s going to a trivia night at a Philadelphia bar w...
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Golden Globe Nominations: Snubs And Surprises

December 15th, 2011 7:43pm EST
The Ides of March
‘Tis the season… for Ricky Gervais to make nasty jokes and make Robert Downy Jr. blush…. Fa la la la la la la la la. That’s right, the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. There were a few surprises, a few snubs, and a few nominees that make you go, “Hmmmm”? Let’s break it down by Movie and TV categories.

Movies

Films like 'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominated, not surprisingly.

The most surprising inclusion here? ‘The Ides of March,’ which up ‘til now was considered an also-ran in awards season. But the film picked up nods for Best Drama, Best Director (George Clooney),...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Christmas Wishes'

December 11th, 2011 11:18am EST
Rainn Wilson
‘Christmas Wishes’ is perhaps the strangest holiday episode of ‘The Office’ ever. Written by Mindy Kaling and directed by Ed Helms, the story features (obviously) Christmas wishes, drunkenness, a strange musical montage and more-than-ever awkward moments.

Let’s start with Jim and Dwight. Their new deskmate (more on that in a minute) gets sick of their constant pranks, so Andy tells them to knock it off, or the offending prankster will get the other’s bonus. This leads to many a trap, including Dwight leaving his wallet and keys out, and Jim loudly announcing his credit card number. Neither...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Mrs. California'

December 4th, 2011 5:58pm EST
Rainn Wilson
Perhaps there are signs of life in ‘The Office’ after all. After the pre-Thanksgiving episode only delivered a few mild chuckles, ‘Mrs. California’ has several hilarious moments, as well as several awkward scenes that are the best since Steve Carell’s departure.

The premise is simple. While Jim is chatting with Andy in his office, a panicked Robert runs in and instructs Andy – through the window glass – that his wife will be coming in shortly and that he should, under no circumstances, give her a job at Dunder Mifflin.

It sounds easy enough, but for Andy, it’s not. And it’s hard to blame ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Gettysburg'

November 20th, 2011 1:56pm EST
Phyllis Smith
Is it just me, or is ‘The Office’ losing steam this season? The shake-up with the addition of James Spader kept things interesting for a little while, but I fear the show is already sinking back into staleness, and I’m wondering how it can recover. More on that in a minute.

It doesn’t take much to sum up this episode: Gettysburg. For some reason, Andy thinks it would be a fun idea to take the staff to Gettysburg for a field trip (umm, because selling paper is like war?). About half go with him, including Jim, Darryl, Dwight, Phyllis, Erin, Gabe and Oscar.

Everyone else, meanwhile, stays b...
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