OK, before the news, let’s diagram the Kinsey/Daniels/Lieberstein relationship to “The Office.” Greg Daniels, the creator and current showrunner of “The Office,” is married to Susanne Lieberstein, who is the sister of Paul Lieberstein. Paul Lieberstein plays Toby on “The Office,” and was the showrunner for several seasons while Daniels was focused on “Parks and Rec.” (Paul Lieberstein is now developing the Rainn Wilson spin-off). Paul Lieberstein is also brothers with Warren Lieberstein, a writer on “The Office” and a show called “Carpoolers.” Warren used to be married to Angela Kinsey, who plays Angela on “The Office,” which means that Paul Lieberstein, Angela Kinsey, and Greg Daniels all used to be related in an in-law kind of way.
However, Angela Kinsey divorced Warren Lieberstein in 2009, and now Angela and her best friend, Racheal Harris — who used to be married to Adam Paul, an actor who played the naked man in “How I Met Your Mother” — are developing for Fox a sitcom called “Dirty Blondes” about two best friends who lean on each other during their respective divorces.
It should be noted that this sitcom has no relationship to “Best Friends Forever,” the short-lived sitcom from last year about two real-life best friends, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, in a sitcom about two best friends dealing with the aftermath of a divorce.
Confused? Good! My job here is done.