Not exactly earth-shattering Office news, but I count myself as one of Ryan's loyal fans, so here we go. B.J. Novak has requested some time off from the series to film Quentin Tarantino's Nazi-slaying epic, Inglourious Basterds, and Ausiello is reporting that he may never come back, not even as a writer. There are conflicting reports -- some say he'll be back for a few more episodes this season, other insiders say he'll still write a few more episodes, but he's done playing Ryan on-screen.
Happy Passover and good Good Friday to you all, television lovers. On this holy day we have some probably bad news for Dollhouse fans, potentially good news for Melora Hardin fans, and excellent news for Motley Crue fans. So before you hit your third night of no carbs/head to church/go out and get plastered (an important tradition for the holiday known as Weekend), take a gander at these TV newsbites and see if there's a chance that Dollhouse may have a shot a resurrection, much like Jesus on this weekend approximately 2,000 years ago.
Never a man to be put in one corner, Michael Bay is branching out into television, teaming with the production company behind Top Chef and the old Project Runway to produce a new reality show called One Way Out, in which people with mysterious pasts will compete against each other in a game with no rules. And vague as that is, it still somehow sounds entertaining as hell, doesn't it? He is the popcorn king, after all. Which got us thinking about other directors who should be making reality shows, and what those shows could be about.