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Poehler to join post-‘Office’ show

Show to be new series, not spin-off

“Saturday Night Live” star Amy Poehler is in final negotiations to join the cast of the new post-“Office” laffer from Greg Daniels and Mike Schur.

Series, despite initially being called an “Office” spinoff, isn’t expected to be one after all — confirming speculation that the show would not be an extension of the original but a whole new series (Daily Variety, June 12).

Poehler would join the already-cast Aziz Ansari, who became the series’ first cast member last month.

In recent weeks Daniels and Schur have been busy mapping out the show, which is set to bow this winter in the plum Thursday night 9:30 p.m. timeslot behind “The Office.”

Poehler, who hosts “SNL’s” “Weekend Update” segment with Seth Meyers, has been with the sketch skein since 2001. She also recently appeared in the feature “Baby Mama” and provides the lead voice to the animated entry “The Mighty B.”

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