Rashida Jones Joins The
Not-Spinoff Of THE OFFICE!!
I am – Hercules!!
Rashida Jones has joined the cast of the new sitcom from “The Office” writer-producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur, but she won’t be playing Jim Halpert ex Karen Filippelli.
Jones will play nurse Ann Logan opposite Amy Poehler (“Saturday Night Live”) and Aziz Ansari (“Human Giant”).
Still no word on the sitcom’s title or premise. We know that it is no longer a spinoff of "The Office," though it was a spinoff when Ansari was cast in it. It will likely hit NBC in the spring or fall.
Find all of Variety's story on the matter here.
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Nov. 18, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST
Rashida Jones isn't.
Nov. 18, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST
by mr teaspoon
I want more Karen.
Nov. 18, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST
even if Paul Haggis writes the season opener, and Brett Ratner directs it, I'll STILL...well, no, in that case I wouldn't watch it. but anything other than that, I'll watch it.
Nov. 18, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST
probably either about an old man, a hospital, a school or the porn industry. Porn is unlikely on network tv, old man would be boring, and I can't picture Amy Poehler as a doctor. Plus Scrubs has already been there recently. So I guess it's about a school.
Nov. 18, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST
Unless SNL folks are doing X Men.
Nov. 18, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST
Scrubs shot in the Office's style, with Amy Poehler as the Dr. Cox character. Unfortunately that sounds like a trifecta of staleness
Nov. 18, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST
Look, somebody want to explain this "It was a spin-off, but now it's not" crap to me?<p>"Yeah, I know you ordered a pizza, but here's a stapler instead."<p>I mean, seriously, what?
Nov. 18, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST
You really wanted a spin-off? Really? Just be happy it's some of the same creative people trying something new.
Nov. 19, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST
WTF is going over there? Could they have less of a clue?
Nov. 19, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST
I love Rashida Jones, and I love the fact that Greg Daniels maneuvered NBC out of the OFFICE spinoff that they wanted (Dunder Mifflin Buffalo?) into something that he wanted. I'm eager to see this show.
Nov. 19, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST
Why Not? Imagine a whole sitting room full of Creeds . . .
Nov. 19, 2008, 2:08 a.m. CST
Wouldn't it help the hype to know more about it?
Nov. 19, 2008, 3:16 a.m. CST
Pretty funny show. But tonight's Walter-centric Fringe was outstanding.
Nov. 19, 2008, 3:18 a.m. CST
probably because they havent pounded out all the details yet. they might change directions again before they settle.
Nov. 19, 2008, 3:22 a.m. CST
by Olsen Twins_Fan
Nov. 19, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
when the Office is starting to smell musty?
Nov. 19, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST
it's a modern day remake of MASH set in Iraq.
Nov. 19, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST
Given that this started off as a spin-off of The Office, and is using the same style etc, I hope the not-a-spinoff decision wasn't made in order to cut them out.
Nov. 19, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST
Wow. Good question.
Nov. 19, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST
by El Borak
Nov. 19, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST
by Karl Childers
after The Office jumped the shark. Sounds promising.
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST
that this has turned into something other than an office spin-off. Just like the numerous CSI shows this too would have eventualy gotten unbarable to watch.
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST
Probably exactly the reason why it's no longer a spin-off.
Nov. 19, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST
i would say no. Obviously they get paid for the US Version because its based on their intellectual property...the same wont apply for something based on something.....unless that first something centered around a character that was based on something they invented(Ryan, Jim, Pam, Michael, or i guess jan and Packer)
Nov. 19, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST
but you got the idea. seriously, harry...can we PLEASE get a redone talk back system...
Nov. 19, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST
"Hey, look over there, George Lucas is shooting a scene with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher! It must be the next Star Wars sequel!"<p>"No, no, no, that's Blue Harvest. It has nothing to do with Star Wars. It's completely different."<p>"Uh, yeah, but isn't that Chewbacca over there?"<p>"Uh, uh, no. That's uh, that's uh... Bewchacca... the cigar chomping foul mouthed but good-hearted sasquatch. Oh, he loves to quip!"<p>"Oh."
Nov. 19, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST
This didn't start as a spinoff. There were two ideas, this and the spinoff, and this non-spinoff idea won out. <p>As to the mockumentary style, that was not original to Gervais's Office, it was pioneered on tv by The Larry Sanders show among others. The UK office simply evolved an already existing style.
Nov. 19, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST
I had to read that first sentence about 3 times for it to make sense. But I'm only on a 1/2 cup of coffee
Nov. 19, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST
by El Borak
"may you fight with the strength of 10 full grown men."
Nov. 19, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST
First, it was announced that the team behind The Office would be makina spin-off. Then it was announced that the creative team would be making another sitcom, but not an Office spin-off. After that it was announced that there would be both a new sitcom and an Office spin-off from the Office team. Now, it seems that there is a new sitcom but no spin-off. Is it me who is confused or Herc? Or does NBC not know what the fuck it is doing?
Nov. 19, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST
They have no clue.
Nov. 19, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST
I would be happy to pay Rashida Jones for sex.
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST
what's with the "would make" stuff, anyway? She IS EXTREMELY HOT, and if Any Role wants to be hot, it need only go seek her out
Nov. 19, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST
Nov. 20, 2008, 1:34 a.m. CST
but apparently all the effort right now is going into the mothership and the Amy Poehler not-spinoff. I wouldn't look for an Office spinoff until next fall at the earliest.
Nov. 20, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST
The only reason I watched Boston Public was Ms. Jones. Now that was one school my kid would NEVER have gone to...
Nov. 20, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST
Where's that damn red button?
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