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Amy Poehler Could Join New NBC Show from The Office Team

Amy Poehler Headed to The Office Spinoff?

They've teamed up for SNL and Baby Mama. Could Tina Fey and Amy Poehler soon be holding down NBC's Thursday night comedy fort together, too?

That's what it sounds like, if we can believe the numerous reports that Poehler is in final negotiations to join the show, which also recently cast Aziz Ansari.

Also, apparently we have to stop calling this show an Office spinoff: According to the reports, it's looking increasingly like the show will have nothing at all to do with that other Thursday night comedy that happens to share its executive producers. (Of course, we still don't know what it will have to do with, as no plot details or title have been revealed; here's hoping that comes next week at TCA.)

There are a couple of factors that could make it tricky for Poehler to join a new show: One, she's pregnant and due sometime in the Fall, which might be a tough schedule to work around for a show that's scheduled to have a high-profile premiere immediately after February's Super Bowl. And two, she's still an active SNL cast member, playing Hillary Clinton (among other characters) and being the only ensemble member to make a semifinalist list for the Emmys.

I'm a fan of Poehler, but I know she can be a pretty divisive actress, so I'll put it to you: Would you watch a series with her in the lead?


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emalove emalove 9 years
I'm glad to hear that the "spinoff" really won't have anything to do with The Office...I've been worrying about possible characters leaving The Office to go to the spin-off and I wasn't looking forward to that. So I'm glad it's just a whole new show by the same producers...I'll definitely watch it. And I think Amy Poehler is a riot.
BostonChick BostonChick 9 years
Yeah, I don't know how anyone can not LOVE Amy!! She's hysterical and I can tell you from personal experience that she is super sweet and down-to-earth. I'd for sure love to see her as a lead in a TV show. I'd for sure watch it! :)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i would watch anything with her in it! she is so charismatic and such a scene-stealer.
yeokr yeokr 9 years
i lovelovelove amy poehler! i could also see her tweaking her comedy style to one similar to that of amy ryan's in the office finale for some reason, which was hysterical.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 9 years
Yes, I would. :) Although the show has nothing to do with The Office, this made me miss The Office more :(
sheiserin sheiserin 9 years
I will no doubt be checking out this show. I'm a long time Amy fan and am interested to see if she can hold down a sitcom on her own. Her appearances on Arrested Development were great!
ehadams ehadams 9 years
Ok totally misread about the spinoff now having nothing to do with the original Office. I can't decide if this is good or bad. Probably good...the spinoff idea scared me.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
I really can't see her as part of the Office. Her comedy just doesn't have that kind of vibe. I think she should get her own show but I'd rather the Office stick to more unknown people (like the current one).
nina_e nina_e 9 years
As long as they don't mess with the 'office', and none of the actors are leaving...bring it on, it could be good
cutesy11 cutesy11 9 years
i love her!!! but she really needs to not leave snl, she's so great!
ann418 ann418 9 years
How could anyone dislike her? I don't get it, probably because I love her. She does need to break away from SNL. The show is going downhill and she needs to get away from it. Oh a side note, she's my hair idol. She has fine hair like me, and shows the world that having fine, flat hair can be cute, too.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
There's definitely some anti-Poehler stuff out there (while commenters here generally love her, a lot of folks out there really really don't). I can't say I understand it, myself ... :)
fiori fiori 9 years
Well, of course with a new baby on the way, she can't keep up the SNL schedule.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
How is she divisive? She would be awesome on her own show. She needs to leave SNL sometime though, cut the strings.
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