Leslie (Amy Poehler) is upset when she learns the library department wants to take over her lot. Making matters worse, the library is run by Ron's (Nick Offerman) ex-wife Tammy (played by Offerman's real-life wife Megan Mullally), who still has a powerful emotional hold on him. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) gets a job in hopes of winning Ann (Rashida Jones) back.What NBC isn’t telling you: * Andy’s new job is a Pioneer Hall, where his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend Mark Brendanawicz works as a city planner. * Andy replaces someone named “Old Gus.” * The library department is much feared among city officials. Explains Leslie: “They’re mean, conniving, rude and extremely well-read, which makes them very dangerous.” * “Will & Grace” sucked, but Mullally is a weirdly hot fiftysomething, and really funny in this. * Amy Poehler is really funny in this one too. Terrified of the library department, Leslie catches herself thinking aloud, and can barely function when she's forced to confront Tammy for the first time: Whoever edited that last scene needs to get on the short list for an Emmy nomination. Ahead for “The Office”: Tonight:
“Double Date.” Written by Charlie Grandy Jim and Pam are out of excuses so they have no choice but to go out with Michael and Helene (guest star Linda Purl). Meanwhile, Dwight is strangely doing nice things for everyone in the office.Next Week:
“Murder.” Written by Danny Chun Michael’s world is rocked by troubling rumors about Dunder Mifflin. He forces the office into a day of strange diversions, upsetting Jim and leading others to wonder if Michael has gone insane. Meanwhile, Andy finds that his chief obstacle in courting Erin (Ellie Kemper) is his own awkwardness.Nov. 19:
“Shareholder Meeting.” Written by Justin Spitzer Michael gets excited when he’s invited by David Wallace to be honored on stage at the Dunder Mifflin shareholder meeting in New York, and he brings Andy, Dwight and Oscar along for the ride. Meanwhile, Jim has a hard time getting Ryan to do work.David Wallace, who saw the disaster Michael unleashed at last season’s company picnic, is clearly as crazy as Jan Levinson. They should maybe try to hire Albert Brooks to play Dunder Mifflin’s CEO. Or Christopher Walken. Pam’s mom popped by Dunder Mifflin during the early season-two Todd Packer episode about sexual harassment, but she was played by Shannon Cochrane (“Star Trek: Nemesis”) rather than Linda Purl. Deleted scenes from last week’s “Koi Pond”: “Parks and Recreation”: 8:30 p.m. Thursday. NBC. “The Office”: 9 p.m. Thursday. NBC.