TV on Tap: “The Office” Considers a Reboot, Donald Glover Returns to “30 Rock,” and “Jericho” Lives On


Nan Flanagan staring down Sam Adama? Grimm is getting gooood.

News

With the series struggling in the wake of Steve Carell‘s departure, a few stars looking likely to depart and a few more still re-negotiating their contracts, NBC is thinking about rebooting The Office next season. Producer Greg Daniels is presenting an idea that would mix new and existing cast members. I wouldn’t mind if The Office started remembering it has a supporting cast.

Community star and former 30 Rock writer Donald Glover will appear in 30 Rock‘s live episode as a young Tracy. Glover reportedly does a great imitation of Tracy Morgan, even stepping in for some of Tracy’s vocals on “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.”

Why did The Office remove a reference to John Stamos when Andy claimed to be gay in the promos?

EW talked with Bryan Fuller about Mockingbird Lane, which sounds amazing, including a picture of the Munsters house. Waiting for the chance to watch this is going to feel like an eternity, at this rate.

After the cancellation of Jericho, the series lived on in comic book form with a “season three” mini-series. Now, the publisher announced there will be more Jericho comics coming.

The next Ken Burns documentary will be about The Dust Bowl. It will air on November 18 and 19.

FX is looking at turning the memoir of a woman who became an S&M sex worker to pay her college tuition into a series.

CBS has ordered a summer reality series about a comedian who helps people work out their relationship issues with their dogs, Dogs in the City.

There’s a lot more Wars coming to A&E. Maybe they should start considering a name change.

Friday’s Listings

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Joel McHale has a second day as guest-host with Martha Plimpton, John Slattery and DJ Twist.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) Check local listings
It’s another one of those double-feature days and today it’s Sean Hayes with an AM and PM talk show appearance, starting with a visit to Ellen.

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Most of the cast of The Shahs of Sunset — including Reza — will be visiting the View table today.

Degrassi (TeenNick) 9:00 PM ET
I’m hoping this turns out to be a breakthrough as it sounds as this week’s episode sees Adam get a message from a secret admirer. Is it serious? Is it a cruel prank?

Finder (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Walt crosses the mob — in the name of love. He’s helping a married couple who celebrated their anniversary at the same restaurant every year until the mob shut it down. They’re turning to Walt to recreate the dish they ate while falling in love, even though the mob is also looking for the chef who made that dish.

Fairly Legal (USA) 9:00 PM ET
Kate takes the case of a bankrupt landlord with a drug-dealing tenant. San Francisco’s got one of the stronger rent control laws, so I’m curious how they handle the issue.

Grimm (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
We’re finally getting to enjoy the bright side of Grimm‘s late debut and inconsistent scheduling (“Here’s the first new episode in a month! We’ll be pre-empted for the next three weeks!”) The remaining six episode are scheduled to run uninterrupted — and just as things are getting good as Nick seems headed for a confrontation with Adalind and Captain Renard gets a visit from foreign representatives of his royal bloodline..

In Plain Sight (USA) 10:00 PM ET
The final season of In Plain Sight has felt a bit like the series going through its bucket list, telling stories they wanted to tell but hadn’t gotten around to — and now Mary‘s working with a client who is a drag queen. Even better, it involves Marshall going undercover.

Magic City (Starz) 10:00 PM ET
There’s a minor gay character who starts getting attention with tonight’s episode, as a man who has information on the missing union organizer gets arrested for hitting on an undercover vice officer.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
Sean Hayes will be visiting to discuss all things Stooge.

 


You’re not tired of movies about the Titanic, are you? Because ABC is debuting a new one Saturday.

Saturday’s Listings

Titanic (ABC) 8:00 PM ET
From Downton Abbey and Gosford Park creator Julian Fellowes comes this new take on the voyage of the Titanic. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, Fellowes doesn’t sneak in a Downton Abbey crossover by including the story of Patrick Crawley.

Being Human (BBC America) 9:00 PM ET
The fourth season finale promises to be a big one as The Old Ones arrive on earth and the series closes a major chapter of its history.

Saturday Night Live (NBC) 11:30 PM ET
His last few movie roles were dramatic ones, and this week Josh Brolin gets to show off his comedic talents as SNL host. Meanwhile, Gotye is the musical guest.

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