The Office’s post-Super Bowl episode just scored the equivalent of a touchdown with a two-point conversion: Jack Black has signed on to guest star in the hour-long episode, sources confirm to me exclusively.
The hitcom’s producers are keeping the specifics of Black’s stint under lock and key, but a just-released NBC press release says this of his role: “Some of the office workers try to secretly watch a bootlegged Hollywood
movie during the workday. The movie stars Jack Black and other notable
Hollywood actors.” (I initially reported that he would not be playing himself in the episode. Sorry about that. My Office mole has since been reprimanded.)
As previously scooped by TV Week, the Feb. 1 episode, which will air immediately following NBC’s Super Bowl telecast, will revolve around the staff of Dunder Mifflin roasting Michael (Steve Carell).