The Office’s Jenna Fisher wanted to be on Dancing with the Stars, but producers said no

The list of celebrities who want to be on Dancing with the Stars continues to grow. Jenna Fisher says in an interview with TV Guide that her people approached the show, but producers said no.

Fisher plays receptionist Pam on NBC’s The Office, which is unquestionably the best comedy on television right now. She says, “I tried to get on Dancing with the Stars, and they wouldn’t take me. True story! I shot the first season of The Office, and I thought, ‘The show’s going to get canceled, and I have to milk every opportunity I can.'”

Since the ABC series started airing in the summer of 2005, and The Office debuted in March, she may have been applying for the show’s first season, or perhaps for the show’s second season, as it was renewed in July of 2005.

Regardless, they said no. Fisher says, “My manager called, my agent called, but they didn’t bite.”

Funny-girl Talk: Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Jenna Fischer (The Office) [TV Guide]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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