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Steve Carell Has an Explanation for That Office Revival Tweet That Freaked Out Fans

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Steve Carell Has an Explanation for That Office Revival Tweet That Freaked Out Fans
There’s a simple explanation for Steve Carell‘s faux revival tweet.

On Wednesday, Michael Scott (Carell) attempted to trick The Office fans into thinking the show was coming back with one simple tweet: “Breaking News: “The Office” returning to NBC.”

Breaking News: "The Office" returning to NBC.

Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) January 18, 2017

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Chaos quickly broke out on the social media platform with fans retweeting the exciting announcement, only to be let down moments later when Carell followed up with another message: “Wait, sorry. I meant “Will and Grace” (Typo).”

Wait, sorry. I meant "Will and Grace
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Rosemarie DeWitt to Star in Paul Lieberstein’s Directorial Debut ‘Song of Back and Neck’ (Exclusive)

Rosemarie DeWitt to Star in Paul Lieberstein’s Directorial Debut ‘Song of Back and Neck’ (Exclusive)
Rosemarie DeWitt and Brian d’Arcy James will star in Paul Lieberstein’s feature film directorial debut “Song of Back and Neck.”

The dark comedy also stars Robert Pine, Sam Anderson and Paul Feig, director of “Ghostbusters,” “Spy” and “Bridesmaids.” The film follows the life of the repressed Fred Trolleycar, played by Lieberstein, on a journey to find the cure to his chronic back pain.

Lieberstein is best known as a writer and producer who also played Toby Flenderson on the U.S. version of “The Office.” He directed episodes of “The Mindy Project,” The Newsroom” and “The Office” on which he also served as showrunner during four seasons.

Lieberstein wrote the original screenplay for “Song of Back and Neck” during his last year on “The Office.” The script was partially inspired by his own battle with his back, which was cured after reading Dr. John Sarno’s “Healing Back Pain,
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The Mindy Project Review: Your Problematic Fave is Back

That’s right, Danny Castellano returns to infuriate us all in this week’s new Mindy Project. The passionate (read: angry) feelings evoked by his bursting into Jody’s office really only solidified the Danny haters’ opinions that he’s become a poor shell of the character we all once swooned over. Let’s not allow Danny to ruin an otherwise super funny episode though. So many guest stars, including returning Eliza Coupe as Mindy’s neighbor-turned-friend, Kyle Bornheimer as Mindy’s (spoiler alert!) new casual hookup, and Paul Lieberstein as a desperately sad dating dud Mindy meets from a site. Really though any excuse for a

The Mindy Project Review: Your Problematic Fave is Back
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‘Clarissa Explains It All’ Turns 25: Melissa Joan Hart Looks Back on Her Breakout Role

‘Clarissa Explains It All’ Turns 25: Melissa Joan Hart Looks Back on Her Breakout Role
Clarissa Explains it All,” the successful Nickelodeon sitcom that gained a cult following in the years after its original run, turns 25 on March 23. The comedy starred Melissa Joan Hart as the titular character, an outspoken young teenager who dealt with everyday teen situations in a fun, quirky way while breaking the fourth wall. “Clarissa” was Hart’s first lead role, which soon led to successful stints on other popular shows, including “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Melissa and Joey” and “Dancing with the Stars,” in addition to movie roles.

Hart spoke to Variety about that first big break, the success she found because of it and how she balanced work with being a teenager.

Clarissa” was your first big show. Looking back, how did it influence the way you approach your work now?

It was really a growing experience in so many ways. I was moved to Orlando to shoot the
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Top 100 Christmas TV episodes of all time: 20 - 1

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It's the final entry in Wesley's top 100 Christmas TV episodes of all time list, numbers 20 to 1. Merry Christmas to all!

Read entries 100 - 81 here, entries 80 - 61 here, entries 60 - 41 here, and entries 40 - 21 here.

Since the medium’s infancy, viewers have enjoyed sharing holidays with their favourite television characters. We grow invested in our friends on screen over the years; spending Christmas with them is a rite of passage, a chance for us to share tradition from our world with the fictional ones we see on screen. Some shows embrace the season wholeheartedly, characters in good spirits and enjoying the trappings of the season; others skew a little darker, bringing the more oppressive, burdensome side of the holidays to life. Either way, Christmas episodes tend to demonstrate the strengths of our favourite series, and it’s long been a festive ritual of mine to wheel out old
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ABC Buys Paul Lieberstein Legal Dramedy

Former The Office executive producer/showrunner Paul Lieberstein has sold a second broadcast project, the hourlong Negotiations. Set up at ABC through ABC Studios, Negotiations is a comedic drama about life, politics and romance in one of the world’s largest law firms. Lieberstein will write the script and will executive produce alongside 3 Arts’ Howard Klein. This would mark the second consecutive hourlong series for comedy veteran Lieberstein, who recently served as an…
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Happy Endings, The Office Favorites Eye Spy Comedy at Fox

Happy Endings, The Office Favorites Eye Spy Comedy at Fox
Maybe they should call it One Degree of Mindy?

Fox is developing a comedy pilot produced by two former costars of Mindy Kaling: Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project) and Paul Lieberstein (The Office), according to our sister site Deadline.

RelatedNew Girl: Megan Fox Set to Join Season 5 Cast as the New Roommate!

Niether, Pally (who played the series-regular character of Peter Prentice on Mindy for a season and a half) nor Lieberstein (who played The Office‘s hapless Toby while also serving as executive producer), is attached to appear in the potential project.

Lieberstein and Jon Gabrus (Younger) will co-write,
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Fox Buys Spy Comedy From Adam Pally & Paul Lieberstein

Fox Buys Spy Comedy From Adam Pally & Paul Lieberstein
Adam Pally's Clone Wolf Productions and former The Office executive producer/showrunner Paul Lieberstein have set up a half-hour comedy at Fox. It marks the first project sold under Clone Wolf’s two-year overall deal with ABC Studios, which will produce the show for Fox. Lieberstein will co-write the spy comedy with Upright Citizens Brigade’s Jon Gabrus (Younger), who potentially could star. Details about the plot are scarce, but the show is described as a comedic take on…
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees
American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios
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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work
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The Newsroom Season 3 Episode 3 Review – ‘Main Justice’

Gary McCurry reviews the third episode of The Newsroom season 3…

We’ve all been there. Perfectly happy as we make our way into our respective workplace, singing a gleeful tune, only to be met by the FBI who happen to be armed with a search warrant to raid the computer hard drives on their quest to recover leaked Government documents. Right, maybe not All of us have been there.

This is what Gary Cooper (Chris Chalk) discovers upon his arrival at the Acn newsroom floor, however. Welcome, one and all to episode 3 of The Newsroom.

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The problem with a 6 episode final season is that you’ve got these characters an audience cares about so their arcs are more important than ever. Set ups and subsequent pay offs have to be satisfying enough that when it does eventually come to a close, it has remained true
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The Newsroom Recap: Anything Goes

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The Newsroom Recap: Anything Goes
Man, things are getting bleak over at Acn. A dour, overwhelming sense of an impending endgame casts a pall over this episode, right down to Paul Lieberstein’s Epa deputy assistant administrator returning to inform Will and the crew of the upcoming end of the world. He nonchalantly deadpanned apocalyptic proclamations as Will, desperately trying to put a positive spin on his doom-and-gloom sound bites, interviewed him on-air.But it’s not just the planet that’s on its last legs. Much like Earth itself, there are many groups and characters who appear to be ready to contribute to Acn’s potential downfall. And they certainly all made their presences known in this episode. Let’s break them down, shall we? The FBI and the Department of JusticeThe gang really went out of their way to make enemies out of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As the episode continued where it left off last week,
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The Newsroom Recap: 'Neal, Run'

The Newsroom Recap: 'Neal, Run'
This week’s Newsroom brings back a move the series introduced in its second season: Leona ex machina.

It’s a dramatic device that happens when the queen of Atlantis World Media swans into a scene and instantly solves the problem at hand, kicking butt in designer heels while she’s at it.

Remember how Jane Fonda’s character showed up at the end of the “Red Team III” episode, just in time to reject Charlie, Mac and Will’s resignations over the Genoa debacle? Leona ex machina!

And then, at the end of last season’s finale, when the Mrs.
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Did The Newsroom Save Its Best Season for Last?

Did The Newsroom Save Its Best Season for Last?
Given the anticipatory hype that preceded the 2012 debut of HBO's The Newsroom, it would have been hard to predict that the Aaron Sorkindrama would end the way it is — with a truncated third and final season that begins Sunday.

After two up-and-down years — the first season was met with decidedly harsh reviews, while the second was received more warmly despite some persisting flaws —and a very tidy Season 2 finale, it seemed Sorkin might be ready to just move on to something else. But after negotiating with HBO and bringing The Office's Paul Lieberstein on board, Sorkin & Co. decided they weren't quite finished...

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Did The Newsroom Save Its Best Season for Last?

Given the anticipatory hype that preceded the 2012 debut of HBO's The Newsroom, it would have been hard to predict that the Aaron Sorkindrama would end the way it is — with a truncated third and final season that begins Sunday.

After two up-and-down years — the first season was met with decidedly harsh reviews, while the second was received more warmly despite some persisting flaws —and a very tidy Season 2 finale, it seemed Sorkin might be ready to just move on to something else. But after negotiating with HBO and bringing The Office's Paul Lieberstein on board, Sorkin & Co. decided they weren't quite finished...

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Newsroom’s Jeff Daniels on the Rigors and Rewards of Sitting in the Anchor Chair: 'I Was Glad It Was Done'

Newsroom’s  Jeff Daniels on the Rigors and Rewards of Sitting in the Anchor Chair: 'I Was Glad It Was Done'
This Sunday, when HBO’s The Newsroom returns for a shortened final season (9/8c), Will McAvoy’s self-proclaimed “Mission to Civilize” begins the march toward its inevitable end.

While fans may lament that there are only six more episodes of Aaron Sorkin’s fictionalized cable-news drama left, at least one person is really Ok with the saga reaching its conclusion.

And that person is star Jeff Daniels.

“Even though it was only three seasons, I was glad for it to be done, and I was glad to have done it,” Daniels says of the part that won him an Outstanding
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Review: 'The Newsroom' returns for third and final season

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Review: 'The Newsroom' returns for third and final season
Early in the third and final season of "The Newsroom" (Sunday at 9 p.m., HBO), TV news producer Maggie (Alison Pill) finds herself explaining to a stranger how her job works... and explaining... and explaining... and explaining some more. "You're giving a monologue," he tells her. "Everyone does where I work," Maggie admits. It's a very meta exchange in a show that's become increasingly self-aware the longer it's been on — and the more it's become clear that "The Newsroom" wouldn't be Aaron Sorkin's triumphant return to television, but a divisive career footnote. Several times in the new season (I've seen three of the final six episodes), Jeff Daniels' anchorman Will McAvoy begins delivering what he and we assume will be a trademark inspiring Sorkin monologue, only to lose the thread partway through and wonder aloud what he thought the point of it was. Sorkin, whose screenwriting career is thriving at the moment,
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The Newsroom: Third and Final Season Premieres November 9th

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HBO has announced that the third and final season of The Newsroom will launch on Sunday, November 9th. There are just a half-dozen installments.

Here's the press release:

Golden Globe-nominated Drama Series "The Newsroom," Starring Emmy(R)-Winner Jeff Daniels And Emily Mortimer, Created By Aaron Sorkin, Kicks Off Third And Final Season Nov. 9, Exclusively On HBO

Aaron Sorkin, Scott Rudin, Alan Poul, Denis Biggs And Paul Lieberstein Executive Produce

The third and final season of The Newsroom finds Will and Mac and the staff of "News Night" facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career.

Going beyond the headlines, the six-part season turns its attention inward, focusing
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HBO's ‘The Newsroom,’ ‘The Comeback’ and ‘Getting On’ Will Return Nov. 9

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HBO's ‘The Newsroom,’ ‘The Comeback’ and ‘Getting On’ Will Return Nov. 9
HBO announced premiere dates for three returning shows on Tuesday. “The Newsroom,” “The Comeback” and “Getting On” each will begin their new seasons on Nov. 9. The evening of premieres begins with “The Newsroom” at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. It's the third and final season for Aaron Sorkin‘s cable news drama, which stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston and Jane Fonda, who previously told TheWrap she has a significant role in the final, six-episode run, “particularly in the last episode.” Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul return as executive producers, with Paul Lieberstein joining the show as an executive producer.
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HBO Sets Premiere Dates for 'The Comeback' & 'The Newsroom'

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HBO announced a trio of fall premiere dates for returning series, including one show that hasn't been on the network for nearly a decade.

That latter series, "The Comeback," is making a triumphant comeback of its own, with Lisa Kudrow reprising her role as washed-up sitcom star Valerie Cherish. The first iteration of the show lasted 13 episodes back in 2005 before it was pulled by HBO; this time around, it's being brought back for an eight-episode limited series run, set to premiere on November 9.

Directly in front of "The Comeback" on the schedule is "The Newsroom," which is returning for its third and final season on the network. The Aaron Sorkin-penned series will wrap up its run with six episodes, and Paul Lieberstein ("The Office") is joining the show as an executive producer.

Rounding out the programming block is "Getting On," the dark comedy set in a hospital. Its sophomore
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