TV Roundup: The Office Throws a Dinner Party
• Steve Carell and the cast of The Office are officially back to work. “We just shot the first episode since the strike ended,” Carell tells EW.com. “Michael has a dinner party and it’s just terrible.” The dinner that is, not the episode.
• Justine Bateman, who played Mallory Keaton on Family Ties, will guest star on ABC’s Desperate Housewives as an artist who moves in with Gaby and Carlos. Next season, The Cosby Show‘s Tempestt Bledsoe guest stars as a playwright who moves in with Bree.
• Perfect Strangers star Bronson Pinchot recently began a run on The Young and the Restless. He plays the publicist for Restless Style Magazine‘s upcoming launch party, where he gets drunk and does the “Dance of Joy.”
• Before taping his final talk show (after 17 years on the air!), Montel Williams hosted a gala for the Montel Williams MS Foundation at Cipriani in New York. The event raised $365,000 and launched on online auction for the same cause. Sadly, no matter how much you bid, Williams will still be going off the air.