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The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations have been announced, continuing the awards season we’re currently in the midst of, and further recognising a handful of films that are already buzzing ahead of the Oscars.
Les Misérables, Lincoln, Argo, and Silver Linings Playbook all have prominent positions in the SAG announcement, along with an interesting appearance from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in the ensemble category, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The awards celebrate not just the year’s best performances on the big screen, but also those on television, and some of the biggest and best TV shows have deservedly earned their places in the nominations below.
Modern Family, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and The Office continue to dominate the comedy categories. And joining them in the drama nominations are naturally Breaking Bad, Homeland, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, and The Newsroom.
- Kenji Lloyd
Nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2012 in five film and eight primetime television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.
SAG-aftra Executive Vice President Ned Vaughn introduced Busy Philipps (TBS' Cougar Town and The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Social Media Ambassador) and Taye Diggs (Private Practice) who announced the nominees for this year's Actors. SAG Awards Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson and Committee Member Woody Schultz announced the stunt ensemble nominees.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. (Et)/5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p. »
The Screen Actor Guild has announced the nominees for its 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2012 as well as the SAG Awards nods for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles.
We'll see the results of the winners of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. (Et)/5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper / Pat - .Silver Linings Playbook. (The Weinstein Company)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I was very impressed with “The Boat” because it managed to take two ongoing plots that I’ve been less than an ardent fan of and made each of them successfully entertaining though for different reasons.
The episode’s opener found Oscar taking the initiative on acknowledging the elephant in the room of the documentary crew finally catching he and Angela’s husband, Robert Lipton, The [State] Senator, embraced in a passionate kiss (despite Oscar’s reptilian Halloween costume). In confessing to the camera and asking for the crew’s discretion, Kevin sheepishly appears from the alley eating ice-cream and having heard Oscar’s confession. Oscar’s sole response of, “Why?” before the scene cut to the opening credits was pretty funny, but this cold open was more about establishing one of the episode’s main conflicts, Oscar trying to keep a lid on his affair despite »
- Joseph Kratzer
Fans of The Office will either be devastated or stricken with great joy when you read this report. We’ve known that Rainn Wilson was starring in a potential new series tentatively titled The Farm featuring his peculiar Dwight Schrute character from The Office. The spin-off would follow his struggles running a bed and breakfast with his cooky family on his famous beet farm.
The cast also included Majandra Delfino, Tom Bower, Thomas Middleditch, Matt Jones, Blake Garrett, and Michael Schur (Dwight’s cousin Mose from The Office), but apparently this line-up of talent – which also included The Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein (Toby) as executive producer – wasn’t good enough for NBC.
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- Ethan Anderton
TThe Dwight-centered spinoff of "The Office" won't be coming to your television next season -- though you may get a taste of it later this season.
"The Farm" would have starred Rainn Wilson as Dwight in a show about him and several family members operating their beet farm and a bed and breakfast. Wilson tweeted Monday afternoon (Oct. 29) that NBC opted not to go forward with it: "NBC has passed on moving forward with 'The Farm' TV show. Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!"
As it stands, audiences will probably still see what might have been. "The Farm" was intended to air as a planted spinoff in an episode of "The Office" -- meaning it would be part of a regular episode.
The Farm, NBC's attempt to craft a spinoff of The Office starring Rainn Wilson, appears to be dead. So says Wilson himself, who tweeted out the following Monday afternoon: "NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show. Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!" It's still possible we might see how Farm executive producer Paul Lieberstein planned on transitioning Dwight out of his cubicle, however. That's because, as of earlier this year, NBC's plan was to film the spinoff as an episode of The Office. It's possible NBC (and current Office showrunner Greg Daniels) might have opted against that scenario; we've got messages into both NBC and Liebertstein and will update you when we get word. For these keeping score at home, though, 30 Rock and The Office are in their final seasons, Up All Night as we've known it is dead but returning »
- Josef Adalian
It looks like the series finale of The Office next spring will wrap the stories of all characters on the Emmy-winning workplace comedy. I hear NBC will not be proceeding with The Farm, its planned spinoff from The Office. The project, starring Rainn Wilson, was to be introduced as an episode of The Office this season before launching as its own series. It is unclear if that episode will still air. NBC is yet to confirm the news, but rumors about The Farm‘s demise started circulating just before lunch. Wilson then confirmed it on Twitter. “NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show,” he wrote. “Had a blast making the pilot – onwards & upwards!” The timing of NBC’s decision, if true, is surprising given that it comes before the spinoff episode has aired. The spinoff, created by Wilson and former Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein, has Dwight »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Exclusive: The Office co-star Brian Baumgartner is staying in business with the series’ boss Greg Daniels. Daniels is executive producing a new new single-camera comedy to star the original Office cast member, which has landed at ABC. It will be written by Harris Wittels, supervising producer on Daniels’ other NBC series, Parks & Recreation. The untitled half-hour centers on Norman (Baumgartner), a mid-level airline executive fights to experience winning again… At anything. Universal TV and Daniels’ studio-based Deedle Dee Prods. are producing, with Wittels, Baumgartner, Deedle Dee’s Daniels and Tracy Katsky and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein, Dave Becky and Tom Lassally executive producing. Baumgartner, repped by Theodore B. Gekis & Daniel Ribera, and attorney Matthew C. Thompson, plays Dunder Mifflin Paper accountant Kevin Malone on NBC’s The Office where he has been since the pilot. For Wittels, repped by CAA, 3 Arts and attorney Jared Levine, the project stems from the overall »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Exclusive: The proposed Office spinoff starring Rainn Wilson is not the only NBC comedy series hopeful for next season toplined by an Office co-star and backed by key Office auspices. In his first major sale this season, The Office developer/executive producer Greg Daniels has set up a comedy at NBC starring The Office regular Craig Robinson and written by the show’s supervising producer Owen Ellickson. The untitled project centers on a talented musician (Robinson) with rough edges who adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms. The comedy hails from Universal TV, Daniels’ Deedle Dee Prods and 3 Arts Entertainment. Ellickson, Daniels, Deedle Dee’s Tracy Katsky and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein and Mark Schulman executive produce, with Robinson serving as producer. Robinson plays the likable Dunder-Mifflin warehouse manager Darryl Philbin on The Office, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
You know the saying: Don’t arrive to a party too early, and don’t stay too late.
The latter part applies to any good TV series. When a show is great, you want it to stick around — but you don’t want it to overstay its welcome.
Usually, as the seasons stack up, a series declines in quality and has to scrape the bottom of the barrel for new ideas. It may try to shake things up, as many reality competition programs have done this season, but it rarely captures that magic that once made the show so fantastic.
One such series, CBS’s Survivor, is on its 25th season. Though the show helped to introduce U.S. viewers to reality TV when it premiered in 2000, it’s now one among several reality programs that have gone through numerous attempts to rebrand, airing »
- Rachel Bennett
Jon Favreau has signed up to produce a new comedy for NBC. The network has ordered scripts for the new project about a divorced father from Office producers Warren Lieberstein and Halsted Sullivan. The untitled comedy from Universal Television will centre on a divorced dad who has shared custody of his 5-year-old daughter. He moves into a building full of single people and tries to tackle his dating life and parenthood. Lieberstein is the younger brother of The Office's Paul Lieberstein and is also the brother-in-law (more) »
- By Tom Eames
The Office producers are lining up their next gig. NBC has given script orders to a comedy about a divorced father from Warren Lieberstein and writing partner Halsted Sullivan, with Jon Favreau on board to produce. The untitled project, which hails from Universal Television, revolves around a divorced father with shared custody of his 5-year-old daughter who moves into a building full of singles and is tasked with balancing his dating life and parenthood. Story: 'The Office' to End After Season 9 Lieberstein, the younger brother of The Office's Paul Lieberstein and showrunner Greg Daniels' brother-in-law,
- Lesley Goldberg
The final season of "The Office" will introduce two new cast members, and you can take a look at them right here. Mostly.
In the second row in the conference room sit Clark Duke ("Greek") and Jake Lacy ("Better With You"), who are playing two guys hired to fill Kelly's (Mindy Kaling) customer-service job -- and make up for all the time Kelly didn't spend working. That's Duke with the glasses, and Lacy's head is poking up behind Oscar's (Oscar Nunez).
Also: Andy (Ed Helms) is either really excited or really shocked about something.
The Season 9 premiere is called "Workplace Bullying," and while NBC hasn't released a synopsis yet, we have to believe it involves this interactin between Duke's character, also named Clark, and Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Because, come on, how often does Dwight just hand something to someone without an ulterior motive?
Take note of the background in this picture. »
As the The Office spinoff comes closer and closer to being a reality, we can all take a little bit of comfort knowing Mike Schur, showrunner of Parks and Recreation and occasional actor, would rather see his character of Cousin Mose dead then live on to appear in The Farm. That seems a little harsh, though I can hardly blame him. The Farm has never been an idea that intrigues me and I would hardly think Schur would be interested in continuing his Mose character beyond The Office. Still, why would he want to kill him off? Does he really dislike the idea of the spinoff that much?
The truth is actually less than dark than that. Schur spoke with TVLine, explaining that while he will return to The Office one last time, he hopes that Mose will die – the idea being the pilot for The Farm would revolve around »
- Brody Gibson
We can add yet another member to the cast of The Office spin-off, The Farm, this week and this one may be the most anticipated and celebrated so far. Mike Schur, an executive producer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, will be reprising his role as Dwight Schrute’s cousin Mose for the spin-off pilot and potential series.
Although not an actor by trade, Schur may be best known to fans of The Office for his impeccably quirky portrayal of Dwight’s young beet-farming cousin.
Mose has certainly become a memorable character for faithful followers of The Office but Schur admitted he’s more comfortable behind-the-scenes than in them.
According to Schur:
“(Former Office showrunner/current Farm writer) Paul Lieberstein is mostly the driving force behind keeping Mose alive because he loves torturing me. There was one time where I had a whole real scene with Jim ...
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- Daniel Johnson
Mike Schur's Cousin Mose is heading to the "Office" spinoff.
Since Cousin Mose is Dwight Schrute's quirky relative and the "Office" spinoff focuses on the Schrute family farm, it seems fitting that Schur would pop up. But the mainly behind-the-scene man told TVLine there's another reason. "[Former 'Office' showrunner/current 'Farm' helmer] Paul Lieberstein is mostly the driving force behind keeping Mose alive because he loves torturing me," Schur said.
Cousin Mose may be the first Schrute family member we met, but he's certainly not the last. "The Farm" will introduce many more relatives, including Dwight's sister Fannie (played by Majandra Delfino), his brother Jeb (Thomas Middleditch) and another cousin Zeke (Matt Jones).
The Farm" will air later this fall.
In other casting news ...
Shelley Long is returning to "Modern Family. »
- Jaimie Etkin
It’s official: Cousin Mose is heading to The Farm.
TVLine has learned exclusively that current Parks and Recreation showrunner — and former Office Ep — Mike Schur is set to reprise his role as Dwight’s oddball kin in the departing NBC comedy’s upcoming Schrute-centric episode/planted spin-off, “The Farm.”
No word yet on how Mose will figure into the half-hour, but in a recent interview with TVLine, Schur joked that he’s praying the Farm pilot revolves around Mose’s funeral. “That would be the best case scenario, I think,” he laughed. “If Mose was in a horrible tractor accident, »
- Megan Masters
Casting for Rainn Wilson’s farm/bed-and-breakfast centered spinoff of The Office – appropriately called The Farm – is still under way, and news has reached us here at Boomtron of the latest actor to join the Schrute family in their new venture. You may recognize his signature raspy voice from any number of guest starring roles from Community to How I Met Your Mother, but Matt Jones’ claim to fame lies in the recurring role of drug addict/dealer, Badger on AMC’s Breaking Bad. But his days as supporting cast may be over if The Farm makes it past its backdoor pilot in Season 9 of The Office.
News of Jones casting came from The Hollywood Reporter, and I think this might be the smartest decision that has been made so far regarding who will be starring alongside Rainn Wilson in this spinoff. Jones has a likeability about him that could »
- Brody Gibson
The Farm is getting full.
The character — along with the previously cast Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Majandra Delfino (Roswell) and Blake Garrett (Bridesmaids), who will play Dwight’s brother, sister and nephew, respectively — will be introduced in an episode of the departing NBC comedy this fall. Should the network move forward with the Schrute-centric spinoff, all four would be series regulars. »
- Vlada Gelman
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