Steve Carell's bumbling Michael Scott bid adieu to "The Office" 10 years ago in the episode "Goodbye, Michael."
Given the show’s continued popularity, The Office seems like a prime candidate for the reboot treatment. But none other than series star Steve Carell has preemptively cast cold water on that idea, speculating that the show wouldn’t fly in today’s climate.
“Space Force” is continuing its mission, with Netflix giving the Steve Carell-led comedy a second season.Norm Hiscock will join the series as co-showrunner alongside co-creator Greg Daniels. Hiscock’s prior credits include “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parks & Recreation” and “People of Earth.” “Space Force” star Jimmy O. Yang has also joined the writing staff.Production is scheduled to begin next year in Vancouver.Also Read: 'Space Force': How Will Season 2 Handle Those Big Cliffhangers?“Space Force” was based off President Trump’s real order to establish a sixth branch of the military and starred Carell as a four-star general tasked with starting up the new branch. Joe Biden’s incoming presidency figures to alter the show somewhat, given that Space Force was Trump’s idea and he’s frequently referenced (though never by name) during the first season.John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Tawny Newsome and Diana Silvers also star in the Netflix comedy. Lisa Kudrow also recurred as the wife of Carell’s Gen. Mark Naird.Daniels’ previously spoke with TheWrap about how they’ll resolve all those cliffhangers at the end of the first season. For those don’t remember: The Space Force’s team on the moon attacks the Chinese moon base, rendering it uninhabitable, but then when they return to their own base, they find that the Chinese have sabotaged them right back. And Maggie Naird (Kudrow) breaks out of prison with the help of her prison guard girlfriend, Louise.The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of the Season 2 pickup.Read original story Steve Carell’s ‘Space Force’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 2 At TheWrap
“We decided to make it funny but also make it emotionally very credible,” the director says. “This is what someone might feel like if they were in that position.”
Just because Netflix seems lightyears ahead, doesn’t mean its fellow streamers can’t catch-up.
Stewart promoted the June 26 release of the film Irresistible, which he directed and wrote, in a chat with The New York Times Magazine about politics and current events.
Steve Carell is bringing back his character Gru from "Despicable Me" to shed light on proper health and safety etiquette during the coronavirus crisis in a new PSA for the World Health Organization. In the clip, Carell highlights the "lifesaving behaviors" necessary to curb the pandemic, including social distancing, staying active at home and being […]
Lisa Kudrow has joined Netflix’s “Space Force,” the streamer’s space comedy from “The Office” duo Greg Daniels and Steve Carell.The comedy, which stars Carell, is inspired by Donald Trump’s plan to create a branch of the military tasked with defending satellites from attack and “other space-related tasks.” Kudrow will play Maggie Naird, the wife of Carell’s Gen. Mark R. Naird. Along with the two, “Space Force” stars John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, Jimmy O. Yang and Alex Sparrow.The 10-episode series will premiere on May 29.Also Read: Watch Ben Schwartz and Thomas Middleditch Kiss in Trailer for Netflix Improv Comedy Specials (Video)Here’s the synopsis courtesy of Netflix:A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), SPACE FORCE is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz also star, alongside co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake. Howard Klein/3Arts (The Office) serves as executive producer, as well.Howard Klein of 3Arts is also an executive producer on the series, with “Paddington” helmer Paul King attached to direct.Netflix also released a slew of images for the show, which you can see below:Read original story Lisa Kudrow Joins ‘Space Force’ as Netflix Reveals Premiere Date for Space Comedy At TheWrap
John Krasinski is bringing “Some Good News” to the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, including a mini "Office" reunion with Steve Carell.
"The Office" creator Greg Daniels reveals little-known fun facts about the beloved TV comedy as it turns 15.
'Minions: The Rise of Gru' will not be finished in time to debut this summer, after Illumination shut its doors in France.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of iconic children’s program on Sunday, here is a list of some of the absolute cutest and most heartwarming celebrity guest appearances on “Sesame Street.” There are far too many to list them all — 650 in total — but here is a smattering of our favorites, from John Krasinski helping Murray define the word “soggy,” to Julie Andrews helping Kermit the Frog sing “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” Catch a bunch more celebrity guests including Sterling K. Brown and Elvis Costello on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. during HBO’s “Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Celebration,” hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.John KrasinskiThe “Office” star came on “Sesame Street” in 2011 to help Murray define the word “soggy” — hint, it means very wet. Little did Krasinski know, he would become the example of what a soggy thing looks like when he gets sprayed with a surprise blast of water from an elephant’s trunk. The best part is the into-the-camera look of defeat Krasinski gives at the end, “The Office” style.Steve CarellAnother star of “The Office” came on the show in 2012 to explain what the word “vote” means by asking Abby Cadabby and Elmo to vote for their favorite snack foods. Spoiler: they choose the last-minute third party candidate, pizza.Lupita Nyong’o“12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street” in 2014 to help Elmo define the word “skin,” which Elmo discovers he has for the first time underneath his red fur. It’s a very touching moment.Ed SheeranThe “Shape of You” singer visited “Sesame Street” in 2015. He and the Muppets sang a pretty adorable song called “Two Different Worlds” about how to behave at school vs. at home.Julia RobertsThe “Mystic Pizza” star came on the show in 1990 to demonstrate the meaning of the word “afraid,” but every time Elmo tries to scare her, he just makes her laugh because of his impossible cuteness. Go figure.Mark RuffaloNext time you’re having a bad day, play this video. Ruffalo, who plays “The Hulk” in “The Avengers” franchise, explained the meaning of the word “empathy” to Murray in a 2011 appearance. But in order to help Murray understand what he’s talking about, Ruffalo tells him the story of how he lost his favorite teddy bear, which leads the two collapse into a fuzzy puddle of tears. If that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, you might need to check your own empathy levels.Adam SandlerThe “Happy Gilmore” star visited Sesame Street in 2009, and he brought his guitar with him. As he makes up a song about Elmo, the two brainstorm different words that rhyme with the fuzzy lil’ guy’s moniker, such as bell-mo, smell-mo, and farewell-mo. This one is also particularly cute because you can tell how much fun Sandler is genuinely having.Michelle ObamaThe former first lady came on “Sesame Street” in 2014 to convince Grover why he should eat a healthy breakfast every morning… but little did she know that in all his excitement, he would end up eating hers.Bill HaderThe “Trainwreck” star came on the show in 2015 to define the word “grouchy.” To get him in the spirit, Elmo and Murray present him with some of his biggest pet peeves: cereal with no milk, when a woodchuck wears his favorite hat, and of course, veggies dancing the polka.Zach GalifianakisThe “Hangover” star came on the show in 2015 to learn what the word “nimble” means. Murray explains it to him by unleashing a piranha muppet so that Zach runs away — nimbly! — to avoid being bitten.Queen Latifah The “Last Holiday” actress visited “Sesame Street” in 1992 to do an extremely hip hip-hop number about the letter O with a little help from some Muppets.Aziz AnsariThe “Master of None” star and Grover wear chicken suits to explain the meaning of the word “ridiculous” in a 2014 appearance. It is exactly that, but in the best possible way.Bruno Mars The “Uptown Funk” singer visited “Sesame Street” way back in 2011 to sing a surprisingly catchy song about the importance of not giving up.Julie AndrewsThe “Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins” star visited “Sesame Street” in 1973 for what may just take the cake as the most heartwarming celebrity appearance of them all. She starts by dancing onto the iconic street with a bunch of well-choreographed trash cans, only to be surprised by Oscar the Grouch. Then she makes small talk with Big Bird and helps Kermit sing “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” To thank her, Kermit gives her some roses — which the Cookie Monster promptly gobbles up.Tyra BanksThe supermodel visited in 2014 to sing the ABC song with Abby Cadabby — until the letter Z comes and interrupts them to complain about how his letter doesn’t get enough credit.Jason AlexanderThe “Seinfeld” star stumbles across Big Bird and a group of kids while waiting for his bus into the city on “Sesame Street” in 1996. While teaching them how to play a game that involves jumping up and down, turning around, and then falling down, he gets so distracted that misses his bus. Totally worth it.Buzz AldrinThe famous astronaut visited “Sesame Street” in 2005 to talk about outer space with a little boy named Alex, who declares that one day when he’s an astronaut, he’ll have a shirt just like Buzz’s when he comes to “Sesame Street.”Maya AngelouThe late poet, singer, and civil rights activist visited “Sesame Street” in 1996 to sing a song with Elmo and two kids named Lexi and Carlo about being proud of their names.Benedict CumberbatchThe “Sherlock” actor visited the show in 2014, where Murray decided to rename himself “Murray-arty” and become Cumberbatch’s new nemesis. In a truly mind-bending challenge, Cumberbatch enlisted the help of The Count to figure out how many apples and oranges are on the table in front of them.Janelle MonaeThe “Dirty Computer” singer visited in 2014 to sing a song called “The Power of Yet,” all about continuing to try even when things don’t work out the first time.John MayerWhen the “Gravity” singer visited “Sesame Street” in 2009, he declared one thing for certain — “Nothing cute is about to happen.” Elmo agreed. But soon their resolve is broken and cuteness ensues when the pair slowly turn to each other and have a nice hug. Read original story ‘Sesame Street’ 50th Anniversary: Here Are 21 of the Cutest Celebrity Guest Appearances (Photos) At TheWrap
"The Morning Show" stars/producers Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon talk about what else they would do in life.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon talk about retooling "The Morning Show" in the wake of America's #MeToo reckoning.
Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston talk about the similarities between their "Morning Show" characters and Matt Lauer and his NBC News team.
“I don’t think that a reboot is the right idea,” Fischer said during a visit to BUILD Series in New York City.
The first look at Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon in "The Morning Show" is here. Apple released an official trailer for the series Monday, a week after debuting a teaser that consisted of overlapping lines of dialogue from its stars disembodied over images of the empty sets. In the video, Aniston's character declares […]
With Apple TV+ launching this fall (which starts in just six weeks!), the streaming service has released a teaser for The Morning Show, which stars the award-winning trifecta of Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon. And the biggest tease is that none of the stars appear in the promo, save for a framed photo of […]
Apple took the wraps off some of its ambitious original series Monday as part of its big Apple TV Plus reveal at at its Cupertino headquarters. Several of the series will launch this fall when the company's long-awaited subscription streaming service goes live. The first looks at the slate overseen from former Sony TV bosses Jamie Erlicht and Zach Van Amburg, who presided over the presentation Monday, were helped by A-list intros by the likes of Steven Spielberg (for Amazi…
Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell talk about connecting with their real-life characters in "Vice."
This marks the actor's first series regular role since he left 'The Office' in 2011.