News Nuggets: ‘The Office’ will end after next season

Taylor Swift will perform her new single at the VMAs: “Taylor Swift is never ever getting back together with her mystery ex, but she still has a thing for the Video Music Awards: Swift will hit the VMA stage Thursday, September 6, to bring you the debut live performance of a new song from her upcoming fourth studio album ‘Red.’ Swift joins previously announced performers Green Day, Pink, Alicia Keys and One Direction for the Kevin Hart-hosted show.” MTV

Timetable announced for the next Golden Globes. From the press release: “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and producer dick clark productions (dcp) present ‘The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards’ live on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Next year’s show will air live on NBC coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, dick clark productions and NBC made the announcement today. Nominations for ‘The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards’ will be announced at 8 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, December 13.”

Lauren Graham campaigns for her “Parenthood” costar Jason Ritter to win an Emmy: “Emmy voters have through the end of the week to cast their ballots for this year’s TV honors, so The Hollywood Reporter’s original short-form political commercials for the 2012 Emmy race continue. Joining previous stumpers Ben Schwartz (‘House of Lies‘) and Cameron Monaghan (‘Shameless‘), ‘Parenthood’ star Lauren Graham makes a plea in this latest spot for the object of her on-screen affection. Outstanding guest actor in a drama series nominee Jason Ritter joins his co-star on the set of the NBC series, where she bombards him with compliments and probing questions — such as ‘What have you learned from Lauren Graham?'” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The Grammys announce the date for its nominations concert. From press release: “‘The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night’ is set to take place in Nashville, Tenn., at the Bridgestone Arena and will air live on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 5 10 p.m. ET/PT and 9 p.m. CT. This will mark the first time the special — which officially kicks off Grammy season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring unique performances from past Grammy winners and/or nominees — has taken place outside of Los Angeles.”

Michael J. Fox returns to regular series television in 2013: “NBC nabbed the untitled single-camera comedy co-created by Sam Laybourne (‘Cougar Town‘) and Will Gluck with an 22-episode series order for fall 2013 premiere. The setup for the Sony TV-produced comedy, loosely based on Fox’s real life, has him play a husband and father of three in New York City dealing with family, career, and challenges – including Parkinson’s Disease. (Fox, himself a father of four, has Parkinson’s and lives with his family in New York where the series will be filmed.)” DEADLINE

The Office” will end after its upcoming ninth season: “NBC is closing ‘The Office.’ The veteran comedy — and NBC’s highest-rated scripted series (gulp!) — will conclude after the upcoming ninth season. Despite its status as the network’s top entertainment program, the show fell to an all-time ratings low last season following the exit of Steve Carell and general sense among fans that the comedy’s best days were behind it. Now original showrunner (seasons 1-5) Greg Daniels is retaking the creative reins for one last season.” EW.COM

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