The Office (US)

Despite all the trouble Charlie Sheen has been in recently, he still has one thing going for him: he earns more that anyone else on TV.

The Two and a Half Men star has been named the highest-earning TV star, finishing ahead of the likes of House actor Hugh Laurie and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.

Sheen pulls a whopping $1.25m per episode of the sitcom, which he recently resigned on to for more seasons. Why wouldn’t you?

His co-star Jon Cryer earns a mild $550,000 for the same amount of work- coming in at second place on the list.

Hugh Laurie is the highest-paid drama actor, earning over $400,000 per episode of House, with Law & Order: SVU actors Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay tied at second on $395,000.

Comedy stars Tina Fey pulls $350,000 per episode for 30 Rock while The Office boss Steve Carell’s pay cheque reads $297,000 per outing.

Source: Digital Spy

NBC has confirmed that The Office will lose the services of Steve Carell following the next season of the comedy.

Carell had hinted earlier in the year that when his contract expires next year he was thinking of ending his term as Michael Scott and now it has been confirmed.

NBC primetime entertainment president Angela Bromstad has said that Careel will continue on to the end of the upcoming seventh season but that’s it.

Bromstad said in a statement: “We’ve been lucky to have had him as long as we’ve had. These things happen when you have such a major movie star in a show.

“Not to diminish the departure of Steve, because that will impact the show, but we have tremendous faith in the writers and actors to keep it alive.”

There has been talk of another big-name star stepping in to take on the vacant lead role but at this stage that is just an idea.

Source: Digital Spy

 

Steve Carell has said in an interview that the next season of The Office will “probably” be his last.

The American actor was on a BBC radio station promoting his latest film Date Night with Tina Fey when he was asked about his future.

“How long does your contract run?” asked the interviewer.

“Contract through next season,” Carell answered.

“And will you stay after that?”

“I don’t think so,” Carell answered.

“That will probably be my last year.”

Carell, who plays bungling boss Michael Scott on the US show, received a Golden Globe in 2006 for his role in the spin-off of the hit Ricky Gervais-created comedy.

US network NBC has not confirmed the news nor announced whether the show would continue without Carell.

Source: news.com.au

Thursday 29 May 2008 11:00pm – 12:00am

Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and Jan (Melora Hardin) go public with their relationship during a party at their CFO’s home. At the party, Jim (John Krasinski) meets Karen’s (Rashida Jones) ex.

Meanwhile, the rest of the office decides to go to happy hour for
drinks. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star.

The Scranton branch and the Stamford branch of Dunder-Mifflin are merged, bringing old friends Jim and Pam back together after months apart. Michael and Dwight and the other employees deal with the changes.

Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J.
Novak, Melora Hardin, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star. Ed Helms (The Daily Show), Rashida Jones (Wanted), Ursula Burton (The West Wing), Mike Bruner (CSI) and
Wayne Wilderson (The Class) guest star.

Friday 21 March 2008 12:30am – 1:00am on ITV2

When Jan tells Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) that the Scranton Branch will be shutting down, Michael strives to keep his staff’s spirits up. Meanwhile, everyone privately begins to envision how their lives will change in the aftermath.

Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star, and Ed Helms (The Daily Show), Rashida Jones (Wanted) and Charles Esten (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) guest star.

Friday 14 March 2008 12:30am – 1:00am on ITV2.

Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) encourages the entire Scranton branch to support Kelly (Mindy Kaling) and attend a local celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights.

As Ryan (B.J. Novak) nervously faces Kelly’s family at the event, Michael, new girlfriend Carol (guest star Nancy Walls, The Daily Show), and the staff sample a range of Indian culture and cuisine. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) convinces Jim (John Krasinski) to turn a late night of
work into a drinking game.

Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith and Paul Lieberstein also star, and Ed Helms (The Daily Show), Rashida Jones (Wanted) and Charles Esten (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) guest star.

Thursday 6 March 2008 11:35pm – 12:05am on ITV2.

New full-time employee Ryan (B.J. Novak) anxiously accompanies Dwight (Rainn Wilson) on his first sales call, but is taken aback by the odd series of challenges Dunder Mifflin’s top salesman puts him through along the way, including a side trip to the Schrute family
beet farm.

Back at the office, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) is forced by corporate to keep a log of his day’s activities, and Pam (Jenna Fischer) tries to help him be productive. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) begins to settle into the Stamford branch.

Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star, and Ed Helms (The Daily Show), Rashida Jones (Wanted), Charles Esten (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Michael Schur (writer, Saturday Night Live) guest star.

Thursday 28 February 2008 11:30pm – 12:00am on ITV2.

After learning that the former regional manager has tragically died, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) attempts to compel an appropriate show of grief from the Dunder Mifflin staff as he searches for the right way to honor a company man.

Roy (David Denman) helps Pam (Jenna Fischer) duck out of the session, while in the Stamford office, Jim (John Krasinski) and Karen (guest star Rashida Jones, “Wanted”) go on a hunt for snacks.

Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star, and Ed Helms (“The Daily Show”) and Charles Esten (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) guest star.

Friday 22 February 2008 12:35am – 1:05am on ITV2.

After Jan (Melora Hardin) busts Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve
Carell) for declaring it’s “movie Monday,” where everyone watches a movie instead of working, an upset Angela (Angela Kinsey) pushes Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is into making a play for Michael’s job.

Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) internet shops and has a fashion show at lunch and Jim (John Krasinski) plays video games and gets killed again and again in virtual reality. B.J. Novak, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star.

Thursday 14 February 2008 11:30pm – 12:00am on ITV2.

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