TV Junkie: 'The Office' Continues Spawning; 'Hello' Vid from Conan; The CW Punts Sundays
NBC keeps looking to "The Office" for more show ideas and star power. Mindy Kaling, aka Kelly Kapoor, has been signed up for a 2-year deal to continue writing and producing "The Office" as well as developing her own show. We're psyched to see Kaling, who came to the show with a writing and production background, will have a chance to create something exclusively hers on a stage as big as NBC.
Those who have been eager to hear from Conan O'Brien since his move to Los Angeles can check out a web video he posted today.
The CW announced Monday night that they would be giving back control of Sunday programming to their affiliate stations. It's been over a year and a half since The CW launched a new program for Sunday nights, "Life Is Wild", which was very short-lived. It appears that the network can't fund a couple hours of competitive TV on Sundays and that the affiliates can make more money hawking reruns of long-dead series rather than original programming from The CW.The TV Junkie Plan: "Scrubs", "Lost", "Reno 911!", "The Daily Show", Letterman, Fallon [Be sure to click through and check the full listings!]
8:00pm Scrubs ABC - One-hour season finale
8:00pm Lie to Me FOX - Lightman teams up with an FBI agent (Mekhi Phifer) to hunt for a serial rapist who is terrorizing Washington, D.C.
8:00pm America's Next Top Model The CW - The final four contestants are dressed as exotic birds for a photo shoot with Tyra