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Deleted from “Lecture Circuit Part One”: * Michael and Pam will tonight visit Holly Flax’s office in Nashua, but word is Michael’s ex is not about. Producers hope to lure Amy Ryan back to reprise the HR exec late in the season. * Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports that future episodes (beyond “Blood Drive,” now slated for March 5) will be titled “Two Weeks Notice” and “The New Boss.” The new boss, we’ve long known, will be played by Ryan’s “Wire” co-star Idris Elba. * Kevin will tonight be getting an awesome love interest. * Jan will be back soon. As will a much-changed Ryan. * The April 9 series premiere of “Parks and Recreation” will be bookended by two new episodes of “The Office.” 9 p.m. Thursday. NBC.

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  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    First -not

    by Redc40

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Second is the NEW first (blah)

    by tylerzero

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Didn't know Watchmen = gay Nazi porn

    by 2for2true

    They must be lining up at the pork palaces already....

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    I can't believe any watches this

    by Itchy

    the BBC version is so much better. So is Chuck. There hasn't been a good episode since 2.4. Blah Blah Blah. There - I got it all out of the way so the assholes can take a break.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    The clip selected isn't available from my location

    by jim

    What'd I miss?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Yay Holly Returns!!!!!

    by eric haislar

    Can't wait!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    RE: Itchey

    by Incomplete Gamer

    Comparing the BBC version is so 2005, get over it. Both are solid shows. I can't believe people actually complain about this, because live and let live is so much better.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by reinhold

    With so many shows packing it up not halfway into February, is this evidence that sweeps is no longer as important as it used to be?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST


    by F-18

    No, I think it has to do with the digital tv switch originally being on February 17. Now it's June 12. <p> They were probably anticipating low ratings for that period in February.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by Kirsan

    Oh, it's only a few weeks break.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The Nightman Cometh

    by White Goodman

    I miss It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. When is that show coming back? And The Office still makes me laugh.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Re: Incomplete Gamer

    by Itchy

    Try rereading my post again. I don't think you understood it. And if you think Live and Let Live is 'so much better', you're totally on the wrong web site.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I think Creed is funny.

    by chrismata

    I'd like to see a Creed spin off where he's a transient and tells of his adventures on a rail car.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    2for2true, Watch Men

    by Stabby

    Watch.Men. Think about it. Kind of like Girl Watcher, but with dudes instead. Gay nazi dudes, at that.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by wixmmm

    why do we get an OFFICE talkback??? is it just further proof that Herc only makes talkbacks for what he's watching??? What are we supposed to say here? "that was funny." "yeah, that WAS funny." POINTLESS talkback... especially when you consider SUPERNATURAL getting NOTHING, or CHUCK, even LIFE would be more fit for talkback or RESCUE ME when its back, SARAH CONNER CHRONICLESD or even SMALLVILLE for the unconditional superman fans... what else... I'd like WONDERLAND to get attention before its over... there are MUCH better shows more suited for talkback. Office has not business being a talkback. Nothing against you, Herc, but maybe you should find someone else to help with COAX... i like your comments, but i don't think you are in very in touch with what the talkbackers want... please don't ban me.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    I LIVE IN LONDON. (+ reply to wixmmm)

    by jameshardy

    HOW do I view these videos? There has to be somewhere else where us non-US residents can view this sort of thing. I can't seem to find the deleted scenes on youtube. Please, help me. Please. WIXMMM. I totally agree with you. All this talkback ultimately amounts to is 'That was/was not funny'. Stop the hate, Chuck is great.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Where to get shows (JMcLovin)

    by wixmmm

    i don't want to get banned jmclovin, so give me your email and i'll tell you how to get any and everything.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    RE: wixmmm

    by jameshardy

    Oh, it's not that I want shows; I just want these deleted scenes that Herc posts every week, of the past week's episode. They're unavailable to those outside the US (and possibly Canada).

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    No Inviso-Text?

    by Steve Young

    No inviso-text? Give us a springboard, Herc, not just linked videos! Just because you didn't get a screener doesn't mean you can't at least enrage us with some of your glib commentary! At least make an incongruous Dollhouse reference. Anything? Herc?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    There is inviso-text.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Not that I want to read it.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by wixmmm

    i'd be willing to bet alot of money on the fact that dollhouse will suck a ton... i'd bet even more money that we'll get weekly talkbacks for every episode until it gets cancelled... and i'd bet even more on the fact that we'll get countless talkbacks on 'updates' about the life of the show and speculation about how long it will last, rumors of its cancellation, and what dead end time slot it will be moved it. Re-shooting the pilot? thats a great sign.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    I hate it.

    by buffywrestling

    It's cake!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by Steve Young

    Yeah, there it is. OK, so I'll say it, and you knew it was coming: this show is a serious disappointment this season. I am going to be pretty peeved if they play the pregnancy card AGAIN with Holly. Talk about phoning it in.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    So awkward, yet so funny

    by White Goodman

    Michael crawling out of the office was the funniest thing this year.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Don't take her sweater...

    by buffywrestling

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Nice direction

    by buffywrestling

    Liked the camera swing to the "it's your birthday" banner after the smack on the ass.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by motivotion

    Merely ok, not great. Even Jim and Dwight kinda dissapointed, but i still love the office man.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Too fat.

    by buffywrestling

    Too fat to apoligize to, Fatty. Fat. Fat.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    30 Rock

    by Canuck815

    shameless McFlurry promotion much? Jon Hamm needs to stick around. Also, isn't the blind girl the same actress as who played Kenneth's wife in Sarah Marshall?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    jenna fischer forest gump

    by jccalhoun

    I laughed out loud when Fisher did her Forest Gump impression. Good stuff.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Anybody catch that "Malice" shout-out?

    by Hercules

    "I once said I was God during a deposition."

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I get the feeling

    by buffywrestling

    Pam was lying to Micheal re: Holly.doc. It's going to bite her in the ass, I reckon. <p> Mindy's scipt had some highlights - great touch opting for a nap, then being too excited to sleep - Angela becoming way evil? Like not just snooty and condesending but...selling the ring on ebay seemed OOC for her. And her licking the cat was, for me, more over the top than it is for some people as Micheal driving into the lake(I actually liked the lake thing - he was being so stubborn!)

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by motivotion

    The McFlurry ad segments were too much. Blind girl is the same as in Sarah Marshall, i believe. Great 30 Rock episode still.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by motivotion

    good one herc...i didn't catch that!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    30 Rock tends to be pretty obvious with its product placement.

    by Flim Springfield

    Tina/Liz even once looked at the camera and said, "We can have our money now?"

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Just saw Malice last month (again)

    by buffywrestling

    Surprised at how good it held up. I think my favorite part of 30 tonight was Jenna singing Micheal MacDonald. Brought back memories. Drunken, trying to remember the words to songs memories.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by mr_macphisto


  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Blind girl

    by cookepuss

    Yeah. You're right. I first recognized her from "Strangers with Candy" (the flick). Sucks to be Ken. That's what he gets for letting Tracy play Cyrano though. Salma.... Please, sir. I want some more. =)

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    re: Hamm

    by Canuck815

    yeah, I said it last week and I'll say it again, that's fucking Clark Kent. also, only the Office can drive me to such a heightened sense of embarrassment that I actually have to change the channel. Michael's interrogation and subsequent crawling was one of those moments.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

    I'm the same way. Although not channel changing but peering through fingers, like I was watching a horror movie instead of "Golden Globe Winner Steve Carrell".

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    For the love of God, it's M-I-C-H-A-E-L

    by memento108

    It's only the most recognizable name across every language.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    But I don't spell it that way.

    by buffywrestling

    And I hope it bothers you a lot.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Who was Kevin's love interest?

    by slder78

    Did i miss it?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by slder78

    Sweeps was moved to March cause of the DTV switch. But now that the government has bailed out procrastination once again it made the move moot.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    I dunno

    by BizarroJerry

    Seemed like more painful discomfort than comedy. Jim's mishandling of the birthday seems more inept than he should be. I kinda guessed we wouldn't see Holly since no TV promo people would ever have her return without showing her in the commercials.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    That's Kenneth's love interest...

    by BizarroJerry

    That poster's talking about 30 Rock

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    "I'm too excited to sleep"

    by haggardatbest

    got the biggest laugh out of me in quite some time. Oh Mindy Kaling, I never would have thought you would eventually pass Jenna Fischer as my "Office" crush. And yet here we are.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by drewlicious

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Tina Fey on the toilet

    by drewlicious

    Is it wrong I'm turned on by that?

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Does anyone know when..

    by Timahh

    Stringer Bell starts running dunder mifflin like the 221

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I hope not, drewlicious

    by haggardatbest

    I really hope not.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I'll hold off until Holly's actually back.

    by James Westfall

    Someone send a memo my way if she actually does come back.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    This show has hit the wall.

    by malificus

    A great big wall, the great wall of China. Hate to always be bitchin' but I caught this and 30 Rock this week and was horrified over how unfunny they were. I reckon they took half the writers from 30 Rock for Poehler's new show like they did with Futurama so that gives 30 Rock a little pass but god the Office was terrible, TERRIBLE. The scene with Michael rolling around on the floor in misery says it all.