Ellie Kemper of ‘The Office’ lands leading role on NBC pilot

By | February 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm | One comment | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

While NBC announced today the series finale of The Office will air on May 16 from 9 to 10 pm ET, we also learned that fan favorite Ellie Kemper, who plays Dunder Mifflin’s lovable and naïve Erin Hannon, landed herself a leading role on one of the network’s upcoming comedy pilots.

Kemper will play Brenda Miller, the title character in Brenda Forever, “a comedy centered on stories from Brenda Miller’s past and present, which are interwoven to give a unique portrait of how a chubby, awkward, but incredibly confident 13-year-old grew up to be a 31-year-old woman who still marches to the beat of her own drum,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Kemper first appeared on season five of The Office in 2009 to replace Jenna Fischer’s character, then-receptionist Pam for a few episodes. Kemper became a series regular at the start of season six.

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  • WadeWWilson87

    Ellie is very talented. I hope
    her new role works out for her, as The Office comes to a close. I work at DISH
    with many loyal Dunder Mifflin fans, and they’re all excited to see where the
    cast ends up. If her new show ends up being worth watching, I’ll save it all to
    my DISH Hopper. My hard drive stores up to 2,000 hours of entertainment, so
    anything that’s worth seeing has room, and I can save entire seasons for any
    time I’m feeling nostalgic.

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