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Steve Carell Gets Another Dramatic Starring Role in 'The Priority List'

Steve Carell's dramatic turn is getting even deeper. THR reports that he has signed on to co-produce and star in The Priority List, a drama based on David Menasche's memoir The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons. In the memoir, Menasche recounts being a high school English teacher in 2006 given a supposedly fatal brain cancer diagnosis, which led to him going on a cross-country journey to connect with hundreds of past students from his 15 years as a teacher and learn to live life in the present while battling cancer, which took away his ability to continue work as a teacher. [...]

Carell, Ferrell, Koechner, and Rudd Bring Chaos to 'The Daily Show'

The Anchorman 2 cast are all in the midst of their final promotional push this week, but last night on The Daily Show, guests Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, and former Daily Show correspondent Steve Carell decided to approach their appearance a little differently, starting first with some knowing glances between Stewart and Carell then slowly devolving to a very slapsticky destruction of the Daily Show green room decor.

Watch the 'Anchorman 2' Cast Sing "Afternoon Delight"

From Anchorman 2's Australian premiere, here's Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner singing "Afternoon Delight." Nearly 10 years later, it still sounds so surprisingly good for an a cappella song from a group of comedians.

TBS Is Developing New Shows from Steve Carell, Diablo Cody, and More

The TBS network announced the batch of new shows it's developing this morning, including some intriguing projects from Steve Carell and screenwriter Diablo Cody and a lot of generic TBS-y sounding stuff. Carell is developing a show tentatively called Tribeca that he's executive producing with his wife Nancy Carell. It's a comedy centered on a bunch of socially inept LAPD crime scene investigators, described as "an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information about themselves and refuse to rest until justice has been served." Screenwriter Diablo Cody is developing a show called Me Time with Diablo Cody, a comedic show that [...]

Greg Daniels Confirms There Won't Be a Surprise Steve Carell Cameo in the 'Office' Finale

Steve Carell has been saying for over a year now that he doesn't have an interest in returning to The Office for the finale because he's happy with how he left his character. Showrunner/creator Greg Daniels said months ago that Carell wouldn't be back, but reports surfaced a couple weeks ago that the show's "producers mounted an 11th hour effort … to coax Carell into making a cameo." The mystery continued this week as Mindy Kaling refused to answer David Letterman's question about whether or not Carell would return.

Greg Daniels put these rumors to rest once and for all today in a conference call to [...]

Steve Carell Says Paramount Shut Down the 'Anchorman' Broadway Musical Idea

During a recent interview on the podcast A.D.D. Comedy, Steve Carell revealed an interesting tidbit about Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's original intention to stage the Anchorman sequel as a Broadway musical before developing it into a film:

When they first talked about a second Anchorman, the original idea was to do it as a Broadway musical. They were legitimately considering this. So Adam McKay and Will Ferrell contacted us and said "What do you think about we go to Broadway, we do a Broadway musical Anchorman 2, and like the Marx Brothers we sorta work out all sorts of bits while we're doing the stage play, [...]

'SNL' Review: Paul Rudd's 'Anchorman' Ad

The most beloved SNL hosts over the years can make sketch comedy magic with anyone. Justin Timberlake, for example, seemed to hit it off so well with Jimmy Fallon in the early 2000s, but even after Fallon left the show, Timberlake still hosted stellar episodes with whichever lineup of actors and writers happened to be working those seasons. Alec Baldwin is another example — despite being famous for his Scoutmaster and Schweddy Balls bits, Baldwin has never been dependent on any particular writer or cast member to make him look good. Baldwin understands that it's about making everyone else look good, and that's why he's hosted the show 16 [...]

Steve Carell Will Write and Direct a Comedy Pilot for TBS

Steve Carell is making a new show for TBS. The network has given a pilot order to Tribeca, a comedy police procedural co-created by the comedian and his wife Nancy Carell (née Walls), THR reports. It's a single-camera about a bunch of eccentric people working in the LAPD's RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit), centered on Angie Tribeca, a 10-year vet of the department.

In addition to writing the pilot, the Carells will also executive produce the show via Carell's production company Carousel. Steve Carell will be directing the pilot. He previously wrote and directed a few episodes of The Office and co-wrote The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Judd Apatow. TBS [...]

The 'Office' Wrap Party Was This Weekend, and It Was Awesome

The Office's series wrap party went down in Scranton, PA on Saturday, and in case you missed the news, it included ten thousand fans and a glorious surprise attendance by Steve Carell. As Splitsider’s resident Pennsylvanian, I had some dippy eggs and scrapple then immediately made the trek to the Electric City to check out the home of Dunder Mifflin and pay homage to one of my favorite shows of all time. Here’s a recap of the day complete with cast member photos and video clips:

Watch Steve Carell in the Trailer for 'The Way, Way Back'

Here's the new trailer for The Way, Way Back, a comedy-drama starring Steve Carell and a ton of other amazing people that hits theaters July 5th. The movie was written and directed by Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Jim Rash (Community), who won Oscars this year for scripting The Descendants. Hopefully, Jim Rash will win an Oscar for acting this time around, for playing "Guy Who's Doctor Said Not to Get Water on His Face."

Rashida Jones to Star in Steve and Nancy Carell's TBS Pilot 'Tribeca'

Karen and Michael reunion alert! THR reports that Parks and Rec's Rashida Jones has been cast as the lead in Steve and Nancy Carell's TBS comedy pilot Tribeca. The pilot is "a single-camera satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca (Jones), a 10-year veteran of the LAPD's elite RHCU — Really Heinous Crimes Unit." Jones's character is described as "a lone wolf who is capable, committed, strong and not thrilled when she's told she has to work with a partner. A cut-to-the-chase girl who speaks her mind, she treads where many fear to venture." Jones will begin filming the pilot in February [...]

Steve Carell's 'Anchorman' Audition Is Great

From 2003, here's Steve Carell's original audition for the movie Anchorman, back in his Daily Show correspondent days. A semi-improvised exchange between him and an off-camera Will Ferrell, it's no wonder this audition got him the job.

Steve Carell Went on 'Ellen' Dressed as His 'Despicable Me' Character

Here's an example of the kind of frightening (and fun) things that happen on daytime TV when all of us are at work or napping.

Steve Carell Will Be in the 'Office' Finale After All

Steve Carell has been saying for over a year now that he doesn't want to come back for The Office's May 16th finale and showrunner Greg Daniels denied Carell's involvement in the final episode as recently as last week, but despite all that, TV Line reports today that Carell will be back to say goodbye one last time. TV Line's source says that Carell's appearance in the last episode is closer to a cameo than a full-on guest appearance, but he will allegedly be in the episode somewhere – unless this is just another lie in this constantly flip-flopping story.