TV Junkie: 'The Office' Continues Spawning; 'Hello' Vid from Conan; The CW Punts Sundays
Mindy Kaling aka "Kelly Kapoor" from "The Office" gets a deal with NBC
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 begiving 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
9:00pm World War II: Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West PBS/KCET - Before he allied with Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin offered to help Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - A classic physics problem is put to the test; the team tests two "magic bullet" theories.
9:00pm American Idol FOX - One contestant is eliminated; No Doubt performs; Daughtry performs.
9:00pm Lost ABC - Kate and Jack are at odds; Locke solidifies his position as leader of the Others; Juliet and Sawyer are scrutinized.
10:00pm Make Me a Supermodel Bravo - The seven remaining models carefully choose their accessories for a revealing photo shoot with Bill Diodato.
10:00pm Pitchmen Discovery - A European inventor pitches his gadget in hopes of selling it.
10:30pm Reno 911! Comedy Central - The deputies give the Pope's scouting team a tour of their city.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - George Stephanopoulos guests
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Bruce Willis; Ben Harper performs with Relentless7.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Amy Poehler; actor Diego Luna; actor Gael Garcia Bernal; the National performs.