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With stars like Tina Fey, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon apologizing and shows like "Community," "The Golden Girls" and "Scrubs" deleting episodes featuring blackface, Hollywood is finally beginning to reckon with one of its most insidious comedic tropes.
A scene from "The Office" in which a character appears in blackface has been edited out, Variety has confirmed. The show's creator Greg Daniels issued the following statement regarding the scene from the 2012 episode "Dwight Christmas." "'The Office' is about a group of people trying to work together with mutual respect despite the inappropriate actions of […]
Paul Giamatti was also offered the role, which Steve Carell would turn into one of TV's most definitive sitcom characters.
John Krasinski and the cast of 'The Office' shocked engaged super fans by throwing a surprise wedding for them on Zoom.
One lucky fan of "The Office" will be able to virtually hang out with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Several cast members have partnered with the fundraising organization Omaze for an online coffee date for charity. People can make donations online to enter the sweepstakes, and the proceeds will go to the Variety Boys & Girls […]
John Krasinski is bringing “Some Good News” to the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, including a mini "Office" reunion with Steve Carell.
John Krasinski predicted Jenna Fischer's casting the moment he first saw her during auditions for the beloved NBC comedy.
"The Office" creator Greg Daniels reveals little-known fun facts about the beloved TV comedy as it turns 15.
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“I don’t think that a reboot is the right idea,” Fischer said during a visit to BUILD Series in New York City.
Mindy Kaling says that in the early days of “The Office,” she faced discrimination from the Television Academy when the show was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.Kaling said in a recent interview with Elle that Television Academy officials told her they were going to cut her name from the show’s list of eligible contenders because there were too many producers listed. She was also a producer, and the only woman of color on the writing staff.“They made me, not any of the other producers, fill out a whole form and write an essay about all my contributions as a writer and a producer. I had to get letters from all the other male, white producers saying that I had contributed, when my actual record stood for itself,” she told Elle.Also Read: Alicia Vikander Is Haunted by Her Missing Best Friend in 'Earthquake Bird' Trailer (Video)She did get her name back on the list of eligible contenders, though “The Office” didn’t end up winning that year.The Television Academy declined TheWrap’s request for comment Wednesday, but said in a statement to Variety:No one person was singled out. There was an increasing concern years ago regarding the number of performers and writers seeking producer credits. At the time the Producers Guild worked with the Television Academy to correctly vet producer eligibility. Every performer/producer and writer/producer was asked to justify their producer credits. We no longer require this justification from performer/producers and writer/producers, but we do continue to vet consulting producer credits with the PGA to ensure those credited are actually functioning in the role as a producer.Kaling addressed the Academy’s response in a tweet Wednesday.“Respectfully, the Academy’s statement doesn’t make any sense. I *was* singled out. There were other Office writer-performer-producers who were NOT cut from the list. Just me. The most junior person, and woman of color. Easiest to dismiss. Just sayin'” Kaling said.“I’ve never wanted to bring up that incident because The Office was one of the greatest creative experiences of my life, and who would want to have an adversarial relationship with the Academy, who has the ongoing power to enhance our careers with awards?” she continued in another tweet.“But I worked so hard and it was humiliating. I had written so many episodes, put in so much time in the editing room, just to have the Academy discard it because they couldn’t fathom I was capable of doing it all. Thankfully I was rescued by my friends, the other producers,” she added. “The point is, we shouldn’t have [to] be bailed out because of the kindness [of] our more powerful white male colleagues. Not mentioning it seemed like glossing over my story. This was like ten years ago. Maybe it wouldn’t happen now. But it happened to me.”Later Wednesday evening, Kaling called for an apology from the Academy.“Hey, @TelevisionAcad! I have been a proud member for years. I was the 1st woman of color nominated for writing a comedy script. Why not say “years ago we prevented a deserving woman of color from getting credit for her accomplishments. We’re sorry and it would never happen now,” she tweeted.Kaling shared another story in an interview earlier this year with “Good Morning America” while promoting her film “Late Night.”She and her character in the movie, Molly Patel, have gone through similar things while working in the television industry, she told “GMA.” “Molly had an identical experience as I had when I first started working on ‘The Office,’ where I was the only minority and the only woman to work on the writing staff,” Kaling said.“I remember that so vividly. The nervousness I felt … going into that mostly Harvard room of writers, who had all worked on TV before, and feeling so overwhelmed and being so nervous I was going to get fired every day, for like a year.”Ultimately, her role as Kelly Kapoor on “The Office” shot her to fame, and she went on to become the first woman of color to create, write, and star in a primetime sitcom with “The Mindy Project,” which ran for six seasons on Fox and Hulu. She has an upcoming television series with Netflix called “Never Have I Ever” set to debut in 2020.Read original story Mindy Kaling Says Television Academy Discriminated Against Her During Early Days of ‘The Office’ At TheWrap
The streaming wars see another casualty, as one of Netflix's most watched series is forced off the service.
"Late Night" co-stars Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson recall with embarrassment the first times they were on the interview couch.
John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer were one of TV’s most beloved couples on “The Office,” but all’s fair in love and hockey as their teams faced each other in the Stanley Cups Finals Game 7 on Wednesday night.Boston-born Krasinski had a special message to St. Louis fan Fischer in an Instagram video posted just before the puck dropped at the TD Garden.“Jenna Fischer, I know we’ve been having our ups and downs recently but I am really sorry you’re not here … this was your seat here and I was really bummed you couldn’t make it,” Krasinski said in the video from his luxury suite.Also Read: Watch Jon Hamm Lose His Mind When St Louis Blues Win Stanley Cup Final Game 4 (Video)“Let’s just have the best team win, both teams have been playing incredibly well, it’s an exciting series and at the end of the day, it’s about hockey and hockey fans,” he pledged, before flashing an evil grin.It all sounded sincere enough, but during the filming a familiar face sat down next to Krasinski … yep, that is Roy Anderson (David Denman), the man Pam Beesly was engaged to when she first met Jim.Also Read: Ratings: Game 6 of NBC's Stanley Cup Finals Roughs Up CBS' Tony AwardsThe guys seem to have made up since the Dunder Mifflin love triangle, but it didn’t sit well with other “Office” alum. “Whaaaaaaaat the effing whaaaaaat?!!?” Angela Kinsey wrote in the comments.At least Fischer found it funny, reposting with the response: “Ha. Ha. Ha. Well played. Just be careful he doesn’t leave you at the game.”View this post on Instagram Game 7! Let’s do this!Stanleycup @nhl @msjennafischerA post shared by John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) on Jun 12, 2019 at 5:08pm PDTEarlier on Wednesday, Fischer posted a doctored photo of the former on-screen couple in their respective team jerseys with the caption: “It all comes down to tonight … Game 7.”It all comes down to tonight. Game 7. LetsGoBlues StanleyCup Gloria TeamPam @StLouisBlues @NHL @johnkrasinski pic.twitter.com/smGBAAi4t8– Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) June 12, 2019Also Read: 6 Movies and TV Shows Inspired by Gangster Whitey Bulger, From 'The Departed' to 'The Blacklist' (Photos)Krasinski came right back at her by recruiting Massachusetts native Steve Carell over onto his side.pic.twitter.com/h8S74OYWJh– Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) June 12, 2019The saga continues …. as does Game 7, which is currently airing on NBC.Read original story John Krasinski Fuels ‘The Office’ Hockey Feud Goading Jenna Fischer Before Stanley Cup Game 7 (Video) At TheWrap
The Office stars John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer feud over Stanley Cup Final
Consider Michael Scott on permanent vacation from "The Office."
Never underestimate Dwight Schrute. In honor of the premiere of John Krasinski’s new action series, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” Funny or Die has made an epic mashup video that combines the Amazon adaptation with NBC’s “The Office” — which, as you know, starred Krasinski as the lovable Jim Halpert and Rainn Wilson as Dwight, his biggest frenemy at paper company Dunder Mifflin.