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Josh Groban is Taking an Office Job

Dave Navarro will host Spike’s Inkmaster, a competitive reality show for tattoo artists. You know—that actually sounds like it has potential, especially if they’re forced to tattoo against the clock or in moving vehicles on bumpy roads: “We asked for a portrait of Elvis—that looks like Donald Trump! Snake, you’ve been laser-removed. Please pack your needle and go.” [Spike, via press release]

Josh Groban will play Andy Bernard’s brother in the upcoming season of The Office, following news that Stephen Collins and Dee Wallace will play his parents. Awful lot of Bernards in the news—I wonder if that’s a clue as to who will be the new manager? [Deadline]

… NBC is the network that landed the new Sarah Silverman project. I guess that means they’re f***ing Matt Damon, once-removed. [EW]

… TNT has given a cast-contingent pilot order to a period Western called Gateway, from Band of Brothers and The Pacific writer Bruce McKenna and Nikita and CSI producer-director Danny Cannon. Plot: “Three brothers step up to save their town when their sheriff father is murdered.” Yee-haw! [EW]

… Bravo will postpone The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills “at least one week” from the planned September 5 season premiere in the wake of Russell Armstrong’s suicide. In another display of restraint, the network isn't filming at his funeral. The network met with cast members on Tuesday to “discuss the fate of the show.” (It’s all about the show, after all.) There’s even been talk of scrapping the season altogether. At the very least, there will be major reediting to scrub Russell out of final cut. It’s ironic, since all signs seem to point toward the show being the thing that scrubbed him out of existence in the first place. [THR]

Susan Lucci, who has been with All My Children since the beginning in 1970, was offered the same salary to continue with the series as it migrates online. [Deadline]

Danny DeVito got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, coincidentally on the same day that Season 6 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia comes out on Blu-ray and DVD. Yay, Danny! Still cool after all these years.

… Here’s a Tainwanese animation explaining how Abercrombie & Fitch offered Jersey Shore's The Situation money not to wear their clothes, in case you’re a visual learner. [YouTube]

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That's pretty funny. I can imagine Andy and Josh having some sort of singing rivalry.
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It certainly sounds like all this Bernard-family casting could mean he's the new boss -- he might invite his whole family to the office for a party or something to celebrate his new position...
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It's Always Sunny comes out on DVD on September 13th... today is a Thursday, not a Tuesday.
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Apparently nobody told Sarah Silverman of NBC's track record of prematurely cancelling sitcoms. For every Parks and Recreation, NBC seems to have at least three shows that they give up on too quickly (Paul Riser, Perfect Couples, Outsourced).
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Paul Reiser and Outsourced are two of the worst sitcoms I've ever seen in my life, and they absolutely deserved to be cancelled when they were.
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To be fair, those shows weren't that good. If Silverman's able to create a good enough show, NBC seems to like it's sitcoms. I know I'm starting a bit old, but Cheers, Family Ties, Seinfeld, Frasier, Fresh Prince, Mad About You, Friends, Will & Grace, Scrubs, 30 Rock, The Office, etc. are all sitcoms I can think of off the top of my head that went or will surely go (30 Rock) at least 6-7 seasons each with NBC. I don't think I can remember as much from the 90s on from any other network.
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Considering the success and acclaim of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, anything written by Bruce McKenna deserves a chance.
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