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Explore the promotional features of The Office’s season 8 finale, Free Family Portrait below. The finale will air @ 9;00pm eastern standard time on NBC[USA] and Global[ Canada]
In the Season 8 finale, Dwight offers free family portraits for the staffers. Elsewhere, a pilfered diaper results in a high-speed car chase; Andy poses as a janitor and stages a covert coup; and Robert considers taking on a new business endeavor.[TV Guide]
What will be the quality of the free family portraits from Dwight and how pleased will the staff members be with them? Why is Dwight pursuing such an initiative?What will Robert’s new business endeavour be and will this be the technique used to write the character out, given James Spader’s departure from the series. What are the elements involved in Andy’s coup and how does he intend on using his disguise to regain his post as regional manager at the Scranton branch? How does Nellie play into this?
This is the season 8 finale of The Office.
There is no word on the show’s fate though talks have begun about the possibility of a reboot version with NBC. Details on this version as well as potential and definite casting changes have been reported on the blog @http://abbaskarimjeeweblog.com/2012/04/23/11291/
Additional Questions Related To Season 8 of The Office
Will Angela discover her husband’s homosexuality? How will she respond? Has Oscar become involved with the senator? Will Dwight make his move to prove that he is the father of Angela’s child?
What has become of Darryl [ Craig Robinson]and Val’s working relationship and what is their current position on pursuing romance?
Share your thoughts on these questions as well as any other questions which you would like to see answered in the comments section!
Take a look at the promotional features for this week’s episode of The Office, Turf War. The episode will debut on Thursday, May 3 2012 @ 9:00pm eastern time on Global[ Canada] and NBC[USA]
Episode Synopsis: Andy gears up for his comeback at Dunder Mifflin. Meanwhile, a boozy Robert California closes a nearby branch, creating a turf war when Jim and Dwight are pitted against another salesman.[ TV Guide]
What strategy or techniques will Andy employ to return to Dunder Mifflin? Is there a particular crisis in Robert’s life which has caused him to be drunk at work? With the nearby branch closing, how will Jim and Dwight respond to the competition brought forth by the new salesman.Will they secure their prominence within the sales division? Share your thoughts and speculations in the comments section below.
Please stay tuned for a post later this week which covers some questions I hope are properly addressed before The Office draws to an end this season.
While the spinoff would ideally include all of the show’s current characters, actors John Krasinski[ Jim], Jenna Fischer[Pam, BJ Novak[ Ryan] and Ed Helms[ Andy] are still negotiating contracts for the potential forthcoming season. Both Krasinski and Helms have films lined up which would require reduced number of episodes to accommodate their involvement with film productions. At the same time, Raiin Wilson is expected to depart from the show to star in a Dwight based spinoff which is currently scheduled to debut in early 2013.James Spader would not appear as Robert California as the actor announced in Februry 2012 that he has decided to leave his post at The Office. Obviously many of these factors will need to be given consideration as a new direction for the show is considered.
What are your thoughts on a new version of The Office and what differences would you like to see to this version. Particularly, what types of characters would you like to see in this new version?How do you think Raiin Wilsons absence and the possible reduced roles of Krasinki and Helms would impact the show?
Sound off in the comments section!
Episode Synopsis: After Robert (two-time Emmy Award winner James Spader) decides to sell his mansion following his divorce, Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) suggests that he have a office pool party. Erin (Ellie Kemper) tries to make Andy (Ed Helms) jealous by flirting with Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Meanwhile, Robert gives everyone a tour of his massive home. John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson and Zach Woods also star.
How will Robert’s pool party play out? Where will he relocate to now? How will Erin ’s flirting with Dwight, prompt Andy, given how he still has feelings for her?Could his potential response jeopardize his relationship with Jessica? How will Dwight respond to Erin’s flirtations given his previous attraction to her when she first joined the Scranton branch? Do you think Andy and Erin will ever end up as a couple, as Jim and Pam ultimately did, or are they destined for an unfortunate outcome?
Share your speculations in the comments section and find out by watching the show @8:00pm eastern standard time on NBC [ USA] or Global [ Canada]
Writer: Justin Spitzer, Director: David Rogers Summary (NBC): Andy throws a garden party at Schrute Farms — Andy decides to throw a garden party to impress Robert California. Dwight researches how to host a garden party and thinks he has made it a very classy event. Meanwhile, Andy’s parents (Stephen Collins and Dee Wallace) and brother (Josh Groban) attend but make him feel self-conscious.
What thoughts or speculations do you have for the episode? How do you think Dwight’s perspective on a classy party will actually be perceived by others? How will the stressful presence of Andy’s family influence his professional image as well as Robert California’s satisfaction? Sound off in the comments section , below and tune in for the episode tonight @ 9:00pm eastern standard time on NBC [ USA] and Global [ Canada]
Take a look at NBC’s promotional features for the upcoming new episode of The Office’s eighth season, Incentive. Be sure to tune in the episode which will debut on Thursday, September 29@ 9:00pm eastern standard time.
What are your thoughts and speculations for the episode?Sound off in the comments section below!
The List[ Season 8 Episode 1]:
THE NEW REGIONAL MANAGER OF DUNDER MIFFLIN IS REVEALED AND FACES A CRISIS–TWO-TIME EMMY WINNER JAMES SPADER JOINS THE CAST– The Dunder Mifflin staff accidentally discovers a list of their names in the notebook of the company’s mysterious new CEO, Robert California (two-time Emmy winner James Spader), triggering a frenzy of speculation. Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper and Zach Woods also star[NBC].
Share your thoughts and speculations on the details regarding this forthcoming episode in the comments section, below.
Take a look at the promotional feature below from NBC, which presents various cast members of The Office discussing the show’s eighth season.
The feature, which lasts for over four minutes, features various commentaries from the cast /crew of The Office, including producer and actor Paul Liberstein[Toby Flenderson], writer Mindy Kailing[Kelly],Ed Helms[Andy Bernard] Angela Kinsley[ Angela], Creed Bradon[ Creed], Zach Woods[Gabe Lewis] , Phyllis Smith[ Phyllis] and James Spader[ Robert California].
The interviewees help recap the events leading up to last season’s memorable finale from the departure of Steve Carrel’s character, Michael Scott to the need for a search committee after Dwight’s[Rainn Wilson] gun incident ,which brought forth various candidates such as James Spader’s character, Robert California.
The other castmembers also spend time discussing James Spader’s involvement on the show with his character Robert California, who will be promoted to the position of Sabre’s CEO.They specifcally discuss their experience of working with Spader as well as how the actor has helped provide a new sense of energy on the show. The cast also discuss how of Robert California has brought forth certain traits and behaviours from some of the show’s characters which viewers have not previously had the opportunity to see.
Though the feature does provide some new footage, information pertaining to who the regional manager of the Scranton branch is not disclosed in the video.
Once you have viewed the video, share your thoughts on it in the comments section below!
Take a look at NBC’S recently launched promotional feature for the upcoming season eight premiere of The Office below!
While the feature does not provide fans with new footage of the coming season, it allows to view various glimpses of the previous seventh season, in order to reflect on the personalities of some of the present employees of Scraton who are potential candidates for the branch manager position.The feature also shows James Spader and Robert California, who was recently reported as one who will take over the company as its CEO.
However,the feature does confirm that the season eight premiere, scheduled to debut on Thursday, September 22 @9:00pm eastern standard time, will reveal who Michael Scott’s replacement is.
What are your thoughts on the trailer and who do you think the new boss will be?Sound off in the comments section!
Indeed, Actor James Spader will be joining the cast for the Office’s upcoming eighth season, reports Entertainment Weekly.Spader, who appeared in the season seven finale of The Office as Robert California, a manipulative yet awkward genius, who was a potential candidate for replacing Scott’s role as the regional manager of the Scranton branch.
According to executive producer, Paul Liberstein, “He’ll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company”.
In another follow up interview ,Liberstein commented that although Spader’s character has a position at corporate, he will still be seen a great deal at the Scranton branch.However, the extent of the character’s involvement may vary from episode to episode.”Sometimes he’s in a couple of scenes, and some episodes he’s not in — but some he’s in a lot,” Lieberstein says. “I think family is a big draw for him. We’re saying he’s from the [Scranton] area, so he spends a lot of time supervising this branch.”
Liberstein also commented on the experience involved in having Spader join the cast, indicating that” the actor has an energy that is completely his own, and The Office has no tools for dealing with this guy. We’re thrilled he’s joining our cast”.
Spader, of course has previously appeared as the daring and provocative attorney, Alan Shore in The Practice and in its spinoff series, Boston Legal, where he was bestowed with three Emmy awards for his portrayal of the character.
Spader’s arrival marks the departure of actress, Kathy Bates who had portrayed the role of Sabre’s CEO, Jo Bennet ,during The Office’s sixth and seventh seasons. Though the character of Jo’s unique personality and strong enthusiasm may be missed by The Office fans, the actress can be seen on NBC’S Harry’s Law which was recently renewed for a second season.
Given that Robert California will have been promoted, there is also still no word on who will the regional manager of the Scranton branch. The characters of Jim, Darryl and Andy are likely possibilities , according to Liberstein.
What are your thoughts on how Spader’s character will rise up the ladder so quickly and how do you think this will influence both the company and the storytelling on The Office.Based on what we saw last season, what are your thoughts on how he will interact with the employees of the Scranton branch.
What is your reaction towards Barry’s departure? Who would you like to see take over the Scranton Branch and why? Sound off in the comments section, below!